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Help Identify My Levi's!!!!

post #1 of 11
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So, I bought a pair of LVC 1954 501Z XX jeans a few weeks ago and I'm in love. I love everything about them. So, I was on eBay and you know how it goes when you see an auction about to end and you jump on it without knowing what you're actually buying. These are the Levi's I bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130741993799#ht_6788wt_1271

I'm pretty sure the only LVC 501Z's are the ones modeled after the 1954's but these have a different label than the ones I have. The label of the ones I have say 501Z XX and the ones I just bought on eBay just 501. Do you think they are 1954 501Zs with the wrong label? Also the inside logo that says "For over 135 years...." is not in the pair that I have in my possession. I'm very confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My best guess, after doing research while writing this, is that they're the 1967 505's with the wrong label. Right guess? Thanks in advance for any help.
Edited by shnikies - 8/17/12 at 3:45pm
post #2 of 11
These are not 54. I have two pairs of LVC 54 501Z, one raw and one distressed. The 54 have big-E red tab, and does not have copper button.The 1967 505, which I also have, does have copper button, but it has big-E tab.

My guess is that this is just some regular Levis 501 but perhaps some special model with zipper.

EDIT: The lack of chain-stitch at the hem and the double stitched inseam suggest that this is not a pair of LVC.
post #3 of 11
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Thanks for the help. They look like selvedge. Has Levi's made selvedge jeans not under the LVC name recently? Do you think they're fake. It's a reputable seller but that obviously doesn't prove they're real. The label is what confuses me since it should say 501Z since it has a zipper.
post #4 of 11
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Thanks for the help. They look like selvedge. Has Levi's made selvedge jeans not under the LVC name recently? Do you think they're fake. It's a reputable seller but that obviously doesn't prove they're real. The label is what confuses me since it should say 501Z since it has a zipper.

They do make selvedge jeans regularly, you can easily find a number of them on levis website right now.
post #5 of 11
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But do you think they're 505s with the wrong label since they have a zipper?
post #6 of 11
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But do you think they're 505s with the wrong label since they have a zipper?

Could be, but not likely. It's not like Levi's had never released 501 with zipper before, especially non-LVC line, which is not supposed to be really authentic. Your best bet is to look at the label inside the jeans. In any case, sorry you didn't hit the jackpot.
post #7 of 11
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I know I'm beating a dead horse, but has anyone heard of Levi's making a 501 (not 501Z) with a zipper? I thought they introduced the 501Z in 1954 then changed 501Z to 505. I may be wrong. My obsession to know for sure has gotten the best of me.
post #8 of 11
You're spazzing out over a $35 pair of levis.
post #9 of 11
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Money ain't got nothing to do with it.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by shnikies View Post

I know I'm beating a dead horse, but has anyone heard of Levi's making a 501 (not 501Z) with a zipper? I thought they introduced the 501Z in 1954 then changed 501Z to 505. I may be wrong. My obsession to know for sure has gotten the best of me.

That was in the 50's, before Levi's was an international brand with many country specific models and many jeans made in 3rd world countries.

I wouldn't be surprised to find a pair of modern non-counterfeit Levis 501 with zipper for $20 when visiting some Asian countries these days.
post #11 of 11
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Do you know how to tell if they're counterfeit? The back of the waist button just has what looks like a "1" and supposedly modern versions have three numbers. And the care tag has been removed. I just want to figure it out so I can get a refund if they are fake. Thanks again.
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