1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

***The official LVC thread***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Dodo

    Dodo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    209
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    old Europe
    

    thanks for your infos, i can't understand why the 1947 501xx looks different in cut and can't understand if they are quite slim or straight jeans, i would buy a pair on line but they are quite expensive so ican't go wrong with them, because iìm a quite short guy and large bottom jeans are not in my style, any suggestion on which slim (not skinny) lvc to buy?
     
  2. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,072
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Zürich/Stockholm
    lvc 501 47 are slim
     
  3. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,987
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    

    The 1966 501 is going to be more of a carrot shape and I believe it's already preshrunk and sanforized, so it won't shrink down or cause those same sorts of issues as the 40s and 50s models. And too, none of the LVC 501 models are ever going to be considered "skinny" - the '47 and the '54 are probably the slimmest. '55 is traditionally somewhat more spacious, but can be downsized more easily because of the more liberal top block.

    cultizm.com has a great selection to peruse.
     
  4. Arizor

    Arizor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Just got an LVC henley shirt from the 'sunset' collection (1920s vintage).

    [​IMG]
     
  5. DryLVC

    DryLVC New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
  6. Dodo

    Dodo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    209
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    old Europe
    

    Not so slim, looks like more straight than slim, anyone knows where to find a comparable chart with all the lvc models and their fits?
    as I know 1954 501 should be a quite slim jeans, at least slimmer than 47.
     
  7. Jd5016

    Jd5016 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Hey experts!
    I am looking into my first pair of LVCs and I'm trying to decide which model to go with.

    First of all, I am 5'8' and normally wear a 32x30 or 32x32. (31 waist if I can find it!!)

    I like a slim fit with a bit of a taper at the ankle.

    I don't fill out the butt in many jeans so anything that is boxy in the rear or large back pockets or flares at the hips is not good for me.

    511's are too slim for my taste. 514's are pretty typical to the fit that I prefer.

    With all that being said, which LVC do you recommend? I think the 1967 505 may be a good choice but the 1947 or 1954 501 could be as well, from what I gather.

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  8. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    19,128
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    

    I own all three from various years but none from recent editions. I have 1947's that vary in fit from different seasons (from slightly slimmer to slightly more loose) so go by the fit of what is now available in the store.

    My experience is that 1947's and 67 505's fit about the same in the leg and have very little taper. They have a nice, somewhat trim straight cut. . I think it is flattering on most people. The 1955 is more full in the leg and thigh. If you want a tapered leg go to another more modern cut in another brand. But with tapered legs, in most brands, you also usually get a lower rise.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  9. Jd5016

    Jd5016 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    

    Here is a chart but it does not give measurements. You can judge the fit in relation to each other by the photos.
    http://denimhunters.com/history/american/levisvintageclothingbrand/lvc-eng
     
  10. Curious_George

    Curious_George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    587
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Jd5016, in LVC I think you're looking at the 1954 501z. That's if you want a decent taper. If you're fine with the 514 fit at the hem, then the 1967 505 is probably a good choice as well.
     
  11. Jd5016

    Jd5016 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    WOuld any of you be willing to sell a pair of your LVCs? I wear a 32x32. PM me PLEASE!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  12. Jd5016

    Jd5016 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    ...Or perhaps know anyone that would be willing to sell theirs?
     
  13. Dodo

    Dodo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    209
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    old Europe
    So the 1954 501 xxz looks like the slimmest 501 in LVC collection, anyone wears them and can share his impression?
    Do you think i have to go true the size with 1954 501 or they will shrink a lot?
    thanks
     
  14. pbarbosa473

    pbarbosa473 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    i've got a pair of 1954z xx pitchfork 2 w32 l34 , they fit me fine. im a w32 for all the jeans. no significant shrink in waist.
    very confortable
     
  15. pbarbosa473

    pbarbosa473 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    i have for sale 3 pairs of lvc 1955. i'll ship worldwide. im also eba*y
    member , you can see my feedback!

    Levis Vintage Clothing 1955 501xx Clifford Cust Jeans w36 L34

    waist =18,4 inch , back rise=13,39 , front rise = 10.63 , , thigh= 11,81 , knee =8,87 , leg opening=7,68
    [​IMG]



    Levis Vintage Clothing 1955 501xx w36 l34 (same model but darker)
    waist =18,4 inch , back rise=13,39 , front rise = 10.63 , , thigh= 11,81 , knee =8,87 , leg opening=7,68
    [​IMG]

    Levi's Vintage Clothing 1955 501xx Sugar Rigid w33 l 34


    all brand new with tags.[​IMG]
     
  16. congejunior

    congejunior Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Location:
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    My favourite of what I own are the 201xx, its really fine cut and details. unfortunately, my 201xx is not used cause my body so fat now haha. then, i wish to have all of pair lvc 1873- 1983 amin

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. congejunior

    congejunior Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Location:
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    i have only one pair, lvc 201xx. i bought from my friend in indonesia. i loves their cut, details, and fabric. i think i must to have all of pair for repro lvc 1873-1983


    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  18. josh c

    josh c New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    sorry if this has been covered a million times already.

    lvc 1955 501 in 34 x 32 waist fits me perfectly without shrinkage. I've got a 1/2 inch or so extra in the waist, but the thighs and hips are perfect (thighs and butt are bigger than my waist from lifting, always an issue buying pants, and the '55 are really the first pair I've found in a while that I really like the fit of). Spoke to a few people (levis store and cultizm rep) and both recommended that I get the 34, cold soak and wear dry. I'm concerned that they may end up too tight, but don't have any experience with them. I've been assured that the 36 would end up too loose.

    anyone have experience to offer?

    thank you very much for any info.
     
  19. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,072
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Zürich/Stockholm
    Based on my LVC experience, they might end up a bit too tight, but depends on how much extra fabric you have in the tighs, as the waist usually stretches out with wear.

    From my experience, the waist doesnt shrink more than an inch or so. I have several pairs which ive washed a bunch of times, that fit similarly to after the first soak. The inseam will shrink though...
     
  20. entrero

    entrero Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,082
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    It's fine. With a little more effort you can stretch the waist back to it's pre-soak size.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by