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post #676 of 1162
I also dropped off a pair of 1947 LVC 551 XX that I have had since 2005. The crotch and cuffs were quite trashed and I told them to darn or patch them using original Levis materials.



Here is the crotch repair using Levis gold thread and darning.



Here are the two cuffs. The rear of them had been completely worn away. They replaced it with raw LVC denim and Levis gold thread. It has a lot of contrast right now but I look forward to it wearing in and developing it's own look.




I also dropped off another "project" for them to work on. I had a pair of very worn 1955 501XX. They had a few tears, some paint splatters and chemical stains all from real work. They will be patching them from the inside using selvedge chambray and some old denim scraps and sewing them all by hand. They will be using a thick cotton thread in indigo blue. It will probably have more of an RRL or LVC special edition look when completed. I will post those when I pick them up next week or so.
post #677 of 1162
Here is a third repair done by the Levis custom shop and tailors. These are some 1947 501 XX worn from deadstock (raw) and are about 5 years old. The cuff wore away and was very frayed. I asked them to patch it with old denim similar in color to the pants and to use the Levis gold thread. They also patched one of the button holes that had frayed away.

post #678 of 1162
Thanks for sharing that, PSG. Do you know if they allow customers to send them LVC denim to have repaired? I'd like to know for future reference.
post #679 of 1162
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Originally Posted by JOA View Post
Thanks for sharing that, PSG. Do you know if they allow customers to send them LVC denim to have repaired? I'd like to know for future reference.

I don't know. Why not give the SF store a call.
post #680 of 1162
By the way, I thought any LVC fans would appreciate this license plate.


post #681 of 1162
^^^That is pretty dang sweet.
post #682 of 1162
Yeah, I want that license plate......
post #683 of 1162
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Yeah, I want that license plate......

Do you find it parked in front of the SF store?
post #684 of 1162
No, I pulled up behind it at a red light in the East Bay (Walnut Creek). I just happened to have my camera.
post #685 of 1162
how do lvc's 505 1967's compare to 501 1954's?

Which has the slimmer apperance?
post #686 of 1162
It has been discussed. 501z '54 is the answer.
post #687 of 1162
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
I also dropped off a pair of 1947 LVC 551 XX that I have had since 2005. The crotch and cuffs were quite trashed and I told them to darn or patch them using original Levis materials.

Here is the crotch repair using Levis gold thread and darning.

Here are the two cuffs. The rear of them had been completely worn away. They replaced it with raw LVC denim and Levis gold thread. It has a lot of contrast right now but I look forward to it wearing in and developing it's own look.

I also dropped off another "project" for them to work on. I had a pair of very worn 1955 501XX. They had a few tears, some paint splatters and chemical stains all from real work. They will be patching them from the inside using selvedge chambray and some old denim scraps and sewing them all by hand. They will be using a thick cotton thread in indigo blue. It will probably have more of an RRL or LVC special edition look when completed. I will post those when I pick them up next week or so.

Do they do repair for broken off chain-stitching?
post #688 of 1162
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post
Do they do repair for broken off chain-stitching?

Not sure about chain stitching give them a call.

Speaking of calls, the Levis tailor called me today to say that my 1955 501XX were ready. He sewed everything by hand and used scraps of vintage selvedge chambray and denim for patches. I can't wait to pick them up.
post #689 of 1162
At a thrift today I found an unusual pair of orange-tab big E LVC non-selvage jeans in a nice wash. They had a few paint dabs (not nearly as many as the pics above) on them, a scoville zipper, and no hidden rivets. They still had an LVC tag dangling from a belt loop but I didn't even get a chance to read it. As luck would have it, my crying 10 month-old was strapped to my chest and I was already hurring to get out of there when i spotted them.

I had the store hold them until I can return tomorrow. Will post pics if I pick them up.
post #690 of 1162
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
At a thrift today I found an unusual pair of orange-tab big E LVC non-selvage jeans in a nice wash. They had a few paint dabs (not nearly as many as the pics above) on them, a scoville zipper, and no hidden rivets. They still had an LVC tag dangling from a belt loop but I didn't even get a chance to read it. As luck would have it, my crying 10 month-old was strapped to my chest and I was already hurring to get out of there when i spotted them.

I had the store hold them until I can return tomorrow. Will post pics if I pick them up.

They are possibly the 606 model aka The Ramones Jeans - if you have slim legs, then they are great. They could also be some bootcut model, which is horrible.
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