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Denim guys: I just kopped 3x NWOT LVC jeans at a consignment for the same price as regular Levi's. (They're returnable.) One pair is 1st quality (LVC stamp on inside pocket). The other 2 are irregular (no LVC stamp, irregular stamp on pocket, torn care tag).

Can anyone identify the style?

1st quality pair: ("Normal" sized back pockets. Hidden rivets. Lighter/softer denim.)


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Irregular pairs: (Longer back pockets. No hidden rivets. Heavier denim.)


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And finally, @barrelntrigger, this is what I meant when I said faux selvage. Bias taped edges. (This is not the LVC I picked up. Some other brand I saw on the rack.)
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

So its going to be like that is it...




Fuck!
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Denim guys: I just kopped 3x NWOT LVC jeans at a consignment for the same price as regular Levi's. (They're returnable.) One pair is 1st quality (LVC stamp on inside pocket). The other 2 are irregular (no LVC stamp, irregular stamp on pocket, torn care tag).

Can anyone identify the style?

1st quality pair: ("Normal" sized back pockets. Hidden rivets. Lighter/softer denim.)


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Irregular pairs: (Longer back pockets. No hidden rivets. Heavier denim.)


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





And finally, @barrelntrigger, this is what I meant when I said faux selvage. Bias taped edges. (This is not the LVC I picked up. Some other brand I saw on the rack.)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Those were on a pair of red monkey? Yeah, those are good indications of being fakes
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Those were on a pair of red monkey? Yeah, those are good indications of being fakes

Yeah, that's not the Red Monkey, but it's the exact same thing. I'm worried about my LVC since I can't find an exact match for any of them on the LVC site. The single needle arcuate + small-e red tab doesn't seem right historically. I can't find LVC that used a black patch, either. But then again, why would someone make "irregular" fakes?
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Font is always a dead giveaway, also make sure the letters in the date code are the actual letters for the corresponding country it says it was made in. I found an amazing super fake Keepall a while back, looked amazing but the letters in the date code were for Spain and the bag said made in France in it


thanks for the pointers! yeah fakes will out but the good ones'll make you work to see it.

 

i did check on the date code (SD0010), it is simpatico with the made in USA label. i was also able to find a couple of sister wallets being sold online (yeah i know grain of salt) but everything lines up perfectly, so at this point with the p's and q's i feel great about it being legit. also it seems to be a slightly less-common style of french purse which made it a little harder to find comps but they're around and i'm satisfied.

 

usually what i try to do with this kind of thing is be skeptical to the point of prejudice until the thing proves to me that it's not a fake. i've learned to trust my doubts and that's worked for me so far. very difficult for me to pull the trigger on LV, i saw this last night and ended up going back first thing this morning. they were selling "as is" i opened it up and it's just dirty. should clean right up.

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@Van Veen it'd be helpful to see the inside tags and stamps you're referring to. i don't know what to make of these and i've seen quite a few legit lvc and levi's samples

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@Van Veen
 it'd be helpful to see the inside tags and stamps you're referring to. i don't know what to make of these and i've seen quite a few legit lvc and levi's samples

Irregular pairs: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Normal pair: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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The arches on the pockets of top pair are crooked as a politician. I think there levis samples.
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The arches on the pockets of top pair are crooked as a politician. I think there levis samples.

Yeah, the funny thing is the pockets are both like that. Also the stitching along the bottom of the pocket is symmetrical, which makes me think it's not a mistake.
Edited by Van Veen - 12/22/15 at 12:55pm
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Yo @timhortons, you alive dude?

 

Yes. Are you the secret santa?

I'm waiting for christmas day to open the parcel. 

Thank you in advance-- I'll be sure to post everything once I open it. 

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The arches on the pockets of top pair are crooked as a politician. I think there levis samples.


i think they're factory production samples.

 

raw lvc is mostly made in USA, but they do practically all the "washed and distressed" stuff in Turkey and i've seen things similar to this before: i have a pair of 44s that were supposed to be distressed but they fucked up and put rivets on the watch pocket, so they outletted em as raw 2nds, and they never came with a back patch. same stamp too.

 

so the question is still what models are these? the red tab and back patches are just placeholders imo so don't really say anything. the first ones I'm feeling are actually irregular/sample/whatever as well, the deetz are off but according to the inside tag they're 37s (compare to a legit turkish version here http://www.denimbro.com/lvc-501xx-1937-levis-38w-36l-raw-jeans_topic586.html - you can actually see the same arcuates and pocket stitching but with the turkish fade).

 

no idea about the ones with the longer pockets.

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A few things from yesterday.


N&F



N&F have a picky market; the crazy patterns and colabs do well, the others not very hot...I've noticed a sharp decrease in the demand for their jeans as well. If you come across any shirts Large with long arms, let me know. I'll trade/buy them off of you.
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

The arches on the pockets of top pair are crooked as a politician. I think there levis samples.


i think they're factory production samples.

raw lvc is mostly made in USA, but they do practically all the "washed and distressed" stuff in Turkey and i've seen things similar to this before: i have a pair of 44s that were supposed to be distressed but they fucked up and put rivets on the watch pocket, so they outletted em as raw 2nds, and they never came with a back patch. same stamp too.

so the question is still what models are these? the red tab and back patches are just placeholders imo so don't really say anything. the first ones I'm feeling are actually irregular/sample/whatever as well, the deetz are off but according to the inside tag they're 37s (compare to a legit turkish version here http://www.denimbro.com/lvc-501xx-1937-levis-38w-36l-raw-jeans_topic586.html - you can actually see the same arcuates and pocket stitching but with the turkish fade).

no idea about the ones with the longer pockets.

Thanks. This make sense because they have rusted/distressed buttons, so it's likely they were intended to be a distressed wash that were pulled as irregular. I also noticed the first pair has had the cinch removed as well.

So, since they haven't been washed, that means that I can shrink them, correct? The 1st pair is tagged 32/32, but the waist measures 36 and the inseam is at least 34-35.

So, the question is are these flippable if they don't fit me? I'm worried about verifying authenticity. Mixed results on eBay, and I didn't pay "true thrift" prices (though I paid less than half what new mainline Levi's cost).
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Originally Posted by timhortons View Post
 

 

Yes. Are you the secret santa?

I'm waiting for christmas day to open the parcel. 

Thank you in advance-- I'll be sure to post everything once I open it. 

:hide:

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

So, since they haven't been washed, that means that I can shrink them, correct? The 1st pair is tagged 32/32, but the waist measures 36 and the inseam is at least 34-35.


if raw 2nds, you can shrink them. if samples ymmv depending on whether the denim is correct or not.

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