Originally Posted by JOA
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.
Interesting. I do like though the snug thigh of the 47s you sold me last year. Do the '66 still sport the leather patch? It's nitpicky, but I've been mainly going debating over the 55 or 54 because of the leather patch. I thought past that model it became paper.
Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES
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.
Bolded - maybe I'm just having a dumb-night, but could you explain that a bit further? Something isn't clicking in my brain to register exactly what you're getting at here. Thanks though for your observations. I would probably jump on that sale in a minute if I wasn't currently unemployed. Unpaid summer internships in foreign countries really put a damper on the acquisition of denim.
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I'm wearing 1955's right now. One of 5 pairs I own from roughly 2003-2005. The fit is a bit loose and full. Plenty of room when you need to move but a bit full for todays "fashion" look. I have a real beat up pair with paint and patches. I wear them with a chambray shirt, rolled cuff and a cotton web belt and boat shoes. 1955's I think are a bit contrarian in their fit but also classic. They have plenty of room to wear over your engineer boots unlike the skinny cuts.
I'd gathered as much from a bit of reading, but thanks for the info too. I have a feeling they're fairly similar to my PBJxx009's that I'm working through too - on the looser end and all, more relaxed through the thigh with a taper down through the leg, although no doubt the PBJs do a lower rise than the '55's. I'm trying to get a few different bases covered in my rotation, rather than all being a superslim sort of aesthetic.