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post #736 of 1170
Pretty sure i've heard/read the domestic production for most Levis/LVC is somewhere in or around LA.
post #737 of 1170
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Originally Posted by JOA View Post
That's where the denim itself comes from, but I'm pretty sure the assembly takes place in a factory outside of NC.
You're thinking of Taylor Togs, who also made jeans for other upmarket brands, but sadly closed down around four years ago. Cone Mills still supply denim for the models from 1915 on, with Kurabo the main source for 1800s models, and Kaihara for Sanforized. As Robbie mentioned, LVC dry items (bar the 505) are sewn around LA. IIRC the ones bearing the stamp 233M and possibly others are made by Caitac Garment Processing in Gardena, Ca. I suspect they are now using other LA factories as well, as the company as a whole is trying to make (on a contract basis) more product in the US.
post #738 of 1170
Exactly the information I needed. Thanks.
post #739 of 1170
anyone got any pics of some 501xx 1954's?
post #740 of 1170
Anyone hear suggest sizing down on the 501 1954? I bought them in a size 34, and they fit great, but the 33 isn't to shabby intself ( a little snug). Just curious how much they'll strech out after initial wash. I hear it will just return to original waist size. This true?
post #741 of 1170
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Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES View Post
Anyone hear suggest sizing down on the 501 1954? I bought them in a size 34, and they fit great, but the 33 isn't to shabby intself ( a little snug). Just curious how much they'll strech out after initial wash. I hear it will just return to original waist size. This true?

I've heard the same - that orignal size is the largest possible. BUT I've also read one just about has to take a crowbar to the waistband to do so. LVC in my experience have significant shrinkage to start, and rarely if ever get back out to original size.

But I'm just one opinion
post #742 of 1170
Recently picked up some 505s in a forum trade. Really like them - the cut really works for me, and am surprised by how slim they are. Not really familiar at all w/ LVC stuff, but was curious to check on these. I don't know exactly what model they are....as far as LVC stuff goes, In the 505, I am only aware of the '67 - but all of the photos I have seen of them have exposed selvedge. The Jeans I have appear to be selvedge, but have an odd stitching on the outseam which hides the edge. I have contacted the person I received them from to see if they have been altered but have not received a response. I don't think anything has been done to them b/c they appear unworn and still had store tag inside. What do you guys think? What model is this? Is this selvedge outseam odd?
post #743 of 1170
Someone's been messing with them. Apart from the loss of the busted seam, they've been hemmed - it should be a chainstitch with a rolled hem, which looks completely different to what you have there.
post #744 of 1170
It is possible this was stated about the jeans before the trade......I honestly don't remember. Doesn't matter, as I really like the fit - so, all the better for me. However, I was mostly interested b/c of being unfamiliar w/ LVC. Also, interested b/c if I ever wanted to pick up another 505 didn't want to be surprised by a significantly different fit.
post #745 of 1170
TacoFlavoredKisses, or anyone else who knows -

What is the difference in fit between the '54 501z and the '55? I'm looking at picking up a new pair of LVC in the next few months and want to shake things up from the '47s I have already.

I'd scanned through the thread already but found scant on the '54 in and of itself. It's not even mentioned in that Superfuture guide that's linked into here.
post #746 of 1170
the 1954 actually is one of more disliked models amongst levi enthusiast, because many of these individuals feel that its inauthentic to 501 style. In fact, many over at superfuture feel that both the 1947/54 are overly-stylized versions of the 501. Yet, it should be noted that during this time levi's had a custom program, so getting a carrot like fit was totally possible-- don't forget the brando influence.

So to answer your question:

1954= True Carrot Fit
1955= Typical full cut 501's

BTW: I'm probably going to return my 1954 in size 34x34, so if you want it, I'll sell for $235, which includes shipping. Sadly I got a new pair of RRL's that need to be worked on.
post #747 of 1170
Out of the readily available LVC's what is the fullest fit?
post #748 of 1170
out of those offered today, probably the 37's, otherwise hands down the 22's 201, which i'm selling a pair btw
post #749 of 1170
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post
TacoFlavoredKisses, or anyone else who knows -

What is the difference in fit between the '54 501z and the '55? I'm looking at picking up a new pair of LVC in the next few months and want to shake things up from the '47s I have already.

I'd scanned through the thread already but found scant on the '54 in and of itself. It's not even mentioned in that Superfuture guide that's linked into here.

The '55s are intriguing to me as well, though I've mostly settled on the '66 as my favorite LVC style. Nice contrast to the '47 but in the opposite way-- roomier in the top block and more carrot-like from the knee down. Might be worth a look, El Arg.
post #750 of 1170
I agree the 66 are amongst my favorite as well, however the 55's are quite a different beast (i'm wearing a pair right now actually!) way more boxy / relaxed with a higher rise. denim is also a bit more rigid and the dark blue color is quite phenomenal!
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