These jeans are wonderful--a perfect reproduction of Dickies' "Ranch Fit" jeans from 1953!
Made for Palmer Trading Co. Archives these are cut from 13.5 oz cone denim made on vintage narrow shuttle looms at Cone Mills' White Oak factory in Greensboro, North Carolina. This factory was named for the 200 year-old White oak that stood nearby, and produced its first denim yarn in 1905--on the same looms that produced the denim that went into making jeans back in 1953..... and the same looms that made the denim for these reproduction 1953 jeans!
White Oak denim is arguably some of the best in the world, and is in demand by niche American and Japanese manufacturers alike who use it for high-end jeans or reproductions that require the same denim as the originals--like these!
These jeans were cut to the *precise* specifications of Dickies' 1953 jeans. They are, of course, traditional button fly jeans, and have a perfect 1950s dark denim-blue wash that will fade and whisker perfectly over time. The rivets are all precise reproductions of Dickie's originals, as are the fly buttons. These jeans feature contrast stitching, just like the originals, and have a perfect reproduction of a 1953 Dickies label on the back. The only difference from the originals is the leather Palmer Trading patch on the back!
They were, of course, Made in the USA.
These jeans are new, with ALL of their tags attached--including those that were intended only for the retailer! Please note that on inspection I discovered they had one side rivet cover missing--this makes no difference to the integrity of the jeans!
These retailed at $210 in a very small selection of stores in New York and Los Angeles; the wholesale price was $95. So, how about $89, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA?
These are tagged 31/32, but measure slightly larger:
Waist: 16 3/4
(Expected shrinkage should be no more than 1/2")