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Need Levi's Expert Help, Please. .

post #1 of 9
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I need a Levi's expert to help me ID these as real, repros, fake, or what??. . . They were sold to me as original late 60's vintage. . .but I think they are too good to be true. They are in almost immaculate shape, still lots of indigo, and the denim is very nice, reminds me of my Corpus denim but slightly softer. I know too little about Levi's to tell, the ionly thing i can compare them to is an old vintage Big E jacket that I have, but the jacket is much more worn in, softer, and much more naturally aged. Some things that bother me about these. . .they actually say 501 on the reverse of the top button (I thought there should only be one digit, unless they are LVC which are 555??) The red line in the selvedge is very apparent, while most models I see on ebay are only white or very faint red (unless these are just not worn in enough?) And the inside rivets say LS & Co., etc., but the lettering is raised, while I think authentic rivets had the letering pressed in?? Here are some pics. . . coin pocket inside: Sorry if I'm killing the bandwidth here, but any help is certainly appreciated, thanks in advance.
post #2 of 9
i'm no levi's expert but serge from the other SF pointed out that the red tab should be pure cotton vibrant red and not nylonish as yours looks...
post #3 of 9
I know shit about Levis but that tag doesn't look like it's from the 60s to me.
post #4 of 9
Those look like modern Levi's to me... Not something from the 60's like edward mentioned =\\
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Originally Posted by theshonen8899
Those look like modern Levi's to me...
Not something from the 60's like edward mentioned =\\

I agree that they do not appear aged or old, but they are much better than the crap that Levi's sells currently, and selvedge.
post #6 of 9
I'm no Levi expert but I thought the selvege coin pocket shtick was fairly recent to the LVC collection.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by nastyandy
I agree that they do not appear aged or old, but they are much better than the crap that Levi's sells currently, and selvedge.

Those tags aren't from the 60s. Did they even have care labels talking about machine washing and dye transfer in the 60s?
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Those tags aren't from the 60s. Did they even have care labels talking about machine washing and dye transfer in the 60s?
As far as I know, that started in the (mid) 80s. These aren't old.
post #9 of 9
"Care instructions inside garment" were introduced in the early Seventies. Looking at the back tag which has a style number (not 0117 incidentally) and the washing instructions, yours look like some sort of re-issue. I am thinking the 1992 generic re-issue which had coin pocket selvage, but that came with a crotch rivet and was in general a poor re-issue with a weird assortment of hardware, hence the moniker "generic". I think there was a release of the 501 in the late 60s which had a coin pocket selvage but that is very very rare, and you'd be laughing all the way to the bank if you had that one. If this were a '66 repro, then where is the shallow arcuate? Good '66 repros would also reproduce the original 501 tag, sans XX and sans the style number. That waist button looks off, and coupled with the raised rivet lettering, you may have some sort of fake repro. Enjoy in good health.
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