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post #16 of 48
Thread Starter 
What cultizm is set to receive:

finished items:

1966 501 Drap
1947 501 Broken Down
1947 501 Pitchfork
1967 505 Black Creek

Rigids:

1915 501
1967 505
1954 501 Z
1944 501
1933 501
1955 501
1947 501
1966 501

1967 Type III Jacket
1936 Type I JKT
Closed Front Jumper

1920 Chino Dijon
1873 Canvas Rigid
post #17 of 48
Speaking of which, they have a 30% off sale on select LVC models and 50% off Evisu.
post #18 of 48
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post
As far as I can tell, almost all LVCs run 1-2" larger than tagged. And, don't believe the statement that they shrink 2" in the waist. They may shrink an inch, but they'll also stretch. That, along with the short inseams (for STF), makes them virtually unwearable for me.
Correction. Some of the early models have waists that measure four inches larger than tagged.
post #19 of 48
This just seems way too confusing and for the prices, I'll keep shopping at BiG! What the heck? Why does it have to be such a pain to actually give Levis money?
post #20 of 48
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Dear Levi's,

Despite the fact that I own a clothing store, that sells Japanese jeans that are widely accepted as superior to current LVC (i.e. Sugar Cane...), I found myself feeling weird about not currently having a pair of actual Levi's to break-in. For nostalgia's sake. To show due respect to a garment that is an uncomfortably and awkwardly big deal in my day-to-day existence, both professionally as well as personally.

So I went to pick up a pair at my local LVC account (ahem...rhymes with Shamerican Shmag). They stock '47's raw, and thats what I wanted. My complaints are as follows:

1. Stitching is erratic. Comparing three pairs of the same size I found different fly stitching, different thickness stitch spacing on the coin pocket (i.e. 1/8'' vs 1/4''), and general sloppiness.

2. First pair I tried on, the waistband button came off in my hand. Not a big deal, but still. Not inspiring confidence

3. Sizing. Really guys? Really? This is what late 40's jeans fit like? I've worn 1940's Levi's before; had them on my person. I'm a true 34, and wear anywhere between a 32 and 34 in all the major Japanese brands. Your 34's were so tight, I didn't even try to button the top button. And if they ever touched water, it would've been a complete joke. I had to buy 38x38's to get a flattering, vintage-straight fit. A fucking 38?! Seriously? Why are these so undersized?

But you know what Levi's? I bought them anyway. I bought them because I wanted a pair of Levi's. Your brand is legendary. Your brand is important. I know LVC has been a circus for years, and its a tiny, infinitesimal fraction of your total business. But if you could fix it, that would really be swell.

Yours Truly,
Posted by Craft at 10:04 PM

http://craftworkwear.blogspot.com/20...hat-i-own.html
post #21 of 48
Bill is awesome.
post #22 of 48
Let that be a lesson to you, Levi's: you can make a hilariously shitty product, charge way too much for it, and people will still buy it and write blog posts to advertise for you as they try and rationalize the entire mess to themselves.
post #23 of 48
Anyone got directions for a size chart for the Sunset shirt, blue striped?
post #24 of 48
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post
Let that be a lesson to you, Levi's: you can make a hilariously shitty product, charge way too much for it, and people will still buy it and write blog posts to advertise for you as they try and rationalize the entire mess to themselves.

his posting style is unique to say the least but i think he got the point across...
post #25 of 48
The prices are reasonable, in line with Nudie and APC (and running half as much as the Japanese brands these days). In the long LVC thread at SuFu there aren't a lot of complaints (and some real fans of the brand).
post #26 of 48
^^I have 2 pairs, and really like both. No complaints.
post #27 of 48
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post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
The prices are reasonable, in line with Nudie and APC (and running half as much as the Japanese brands these days). In the long LVC thread at SuFu there aren't a lot of complaints (and some real fans of the brand).

Not sure where you're getting that info. At over $200+, LVC is most definitely not half of Japanese bands at all (if you assume Jap brands are $225-$280)

For the Philadelphia area market, Sugarcube has been asked to rep the LVC line exclusively in Philly. They expect to be stocking 1944, 1947 and 1966 raws only. All sizes. Inventory due this spring.

www.sugarcube.us
post #29 of 48
Thread Starter 
The last time LVCs were available in the US (about a year and a half ago) they were retailing for $175. That will almost certainly change with the re-introduction this Spring, but I'm sure that's the reason for the original quote regarding prices.

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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
Not sure where you're getting that info. At over $200+, LVC is most definitely not half of Japanese bands at all (if you assume Jap brands are $225-$280)

For the Philadelphia area market, Sugarcube has been asked to rep the LVC line exclusively in Philly. They expect to be stocking 1944, 1947 and 1966 raws only. All sizes. Inventory due this spring.

www.sugarcube.us
post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
Not sure where you're getting that info. At over $200+, LVC is most definitely not half of Japanese bands at all (if you assume Jap brands are $225-$280)

For the Philadelphia area market, Sugarcube has been asked to rep the LVC line exclusively in Philly. They expect to be stocking 1944, 1947 and 1966 raws only. All sizes. Inventory due this spring.

www.sugarcube.us
Nice! About time Philly starts getting some good brands.
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