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***The official LVC thread***

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

  1. highfalutin

    highfalutin Well-Known Member

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    Where are the stores? I need an address for the one in Las Vegas, now.
     
  2. HilArias

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    The model you can figure out from the back pockets, post a pic of them and I can try to help.
     
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  3. Van Veen

    Van Veen Well-Known Member

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    New to raw denim. Want to try 501 STFs to start. Consensus seems to be to buy TTS or size down 1" in waist, and size up 2-3" in length. If it matters, I have big thighs and usually wear 541s.

    Should I go with my normal 34" waist or size down to 33"? Should wear them to dry or just let them hang dry?

    Sorry to clutter this thread with pleb-level stuff. If there's a better place for this question let me know.
     
  4. double00

    double00 Well-Known Member

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    it depends on whether you're going to wash or not:

    if no, you can do as you say tts or better yet down in the waist, inseam is up to you whether you want a cuff or not. raw will stretch at the waist.

    if yes, i think the better approach is to hot rinse without wearing and yes add 2-4" inseam and buy a size up. you can wear into the tub but i find it stretches the knees. measure the waist when they come out of the sink and if it looks like it's gonna be too tight then yes throw em on while they're very wet and wear em around for 20 min and then let em hang dry.

    fyi the current 501 is essentially the mid-50s carrot shape. traditional 12" rise, very anti-fit and giving through the things. don't know the 541.
     
  5. styleforumfan

    styleforumfan Well-Known Member

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    What do you think about wearing LVC 1890, 1915 or 1933 anti-fit 501s? Too baggy in this day and age and not a look that can be easily pulled off?
     
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  6. forex

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    I have the 1933 and they are actually not very bad, they are obviously anti-fit but very comfortable, I haven't soaked them yet so I suspect fit will be different once soaked but I like them so far. You can also try 1937, they are a bit slimmer than the previous models.
     
  7. styleforumfan

    styleforumfan Well-Known Member

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    Would you recommend 1933 TTS or size down? Do you leave the NRA tag on?
     
  8. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    I went TTS, could have sized down but that's the intended look and definitely leave the tag on, why would you even think of removing it?
    One note is that denim is lighter compared to 47, 44 or even 55. If you want similar fit, I would recommend 37, it is a similar cut but a more substantial denim. I will pick up the 37 eventually and complete my collection. I would have just about all of them except 1890 and 1922.
     
  9. styleforumfan

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    54Z fit question:

    My size is 30-31" waist and 30" inseam. I have big thighs from workout. The dry 31x34 54Z feels snug around my thighs. The 32x34 54Z feels more comfortable throughout but with a waist gap. Should I go TTS (31x34) or go up 1 size (32x34)? Is 34" inseam too long to shrink down to 30-32" inseam?

    Thanks.
     
  10. styleforumfan

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    Do you wear button suspenders with the pre-33s? Where can I buy nice ones that look good with LVC?
     
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  11. double00

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    Lvc, rrl both offer workwear button suspenders. It's funny, the pantaloons cry out for suspenders with the split waistband but they don't come with. I dunno why not
     
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  12. troika

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    Super late on this, but they're actually pretty accurate for denim
     
  13. forex

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    I don't wear them with suspenders, the sinch in the back works very well and I just tighten it up. I like the look with suspenders so maybe one day. You could probably get the suspenders from one of the webshops, I saw leather suspenders on Cultizm that looked really good but they were expensive.
     
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  14. styleforumfan

    styleforumfan Well-Known Member

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    Is it difficult to add buttons to the pantaloons like this?

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  15. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Well-Known Member

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    No,
    I've done it.
    I actually have a pair of the pantaloons with attached suspender buttons in 34 that I would let go.
    I've soaked them, but they are too big for me.
    They are like new.
     
  16. double00

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    yeah, it's not hard.

    funny they used riveted buttons on the fly but i don't think those were around back then, all the buttons would've been sewn on afaik. but either sew em on (poke around to see examples) or pay a local denim shop to put some legit riveted ones on.

    i'd stay away from the snap-together bachelor buttons cause i'd be paranoid they'd come undone and stab me
     
  17. Van Veen

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    (X-post from thrift thread.)

    I just kopped 3x NWOT LVC jeans at a consignment for the same price as their 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).

    Are they legit? Can anyone identify the style?

    1st quality pair: (2 "normal" sized back pockets. Hidden rivets. Lighter/softer denim.)

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    Irregular pairs: (2 longer back pockets. No hidden rivets. Heavier denim. Evidence of cinch that has been removed.)

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    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?

    Edit: We've identified the first pair in the thrift thread as 1937 irregular or sample pair. They have rusted buttons like they should be distressed, but the denim is raw and much larger than the tagged size.

    I'm still trying to figure out what the 2nd pair is. They're not 1890 (double back pockets), and they're not 1905 (pockets are longer). I don't see any rivets, so I'm wondering if they're a sample, or if they were pulled from production before the rivets were added. They also have rusted/distressed hardware.
     
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  18. highfalutin

    highfalutin Well-Known Member

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    I tried to be funny by demanding an address but it wasn't really funny at all. Sorry guys.
     
  19. M4tt

    M4tt New Member

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    Hi. So after reading every post in this thread and looked elsewhere on the internet, I'm still not entirely sure. So i have some 1955's. They are 33 inches in the waist. My waist is about 32 inches, so they if they shrunk 2 inches or so in the waist the fit would be more or less ok in the waist (a bit relaxed maybe but that's ok). However does the same amount of shrinking extend to the seat and thighs or is it literally just the waistband? This is the one peice of information I'm finding difficult to find. Basically, if there the fit in the seat/hips is too relaxed now, will it still be after shrinking?
     
  20. double00

    double00 Well-Known Member

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    Denim only shrinks along the warp. Look at your jeans and really pay attention to how they're made... everywhere the indigo yarns run up and down will shrink along that dimension. Make sense? So denim will be taken up through the thighs and seat, but only because of the taper. Mostly it will be the "garter" formed by the waistbnd, yoke, and pockets. And the overall inseam.
     
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