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All about Levi's

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by zacharydschroeder, May 6, 2007.

  1. zacharydschroeder

    zacharydschroeder Senior member

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    I recently discovered this site and I have become a little too preoccupied with it lately. I browsed through the entire "post your pics" section and saw some LVC, a few STFs and I think two pair of Skinners, and little else. Where's the love? Of the thousands of members, there has to be quite a few Levi's enthusiasts, right? I was into Levi's since I was a little kid. Lately I've come to look at jeans as more than something to keep you from being naked, and I've come to appreciate Levi's even more. If you can relate, let's talk. Better yet, show off your Levi's!
     
  2. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    wanna post some of your own? =]
     
  3. zacharydschroeder

    zacharydschroeder Senior member

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    I'll get things started off: here's some Capital E Skinners I got at a Levi's outlet for $30 because they are missing the Capital E on the tag. They're unwashed and I've probably worn them 20-25x so far. The whiskering, unfortunately, came with the jeans, but it was quite miniscule and they happen to fall exactly where my natural whiskers crease, so hopefully the rest of my jeans will catch up in fade soon. They're not impressive yet but someday... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. zacharydschroeder

    zacharydschroeder Senior member

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    here's a pair of 563s. They are low slim flair, which is basically the skinner with a different wash, cheaper design, etc... They were rinsed and I got them before I knew too much about denim, but regardless they've got about 6 straight months of wear and probably 6 washes. I think they have turned out alright so far...

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  5. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    I don't have many pictures. I too am a Levi's afficianado.

    I have several levi's western and dress shirts i've acquired at thrift stores.

    I am also very fond of orange tab "saddleman" 517s. I have 2 pair, and both fit like a dream. I also like the newer pair of red tab 517's i have, they only come in the 0217 wash I believe, but they are still great jeans.

    I've owned several of the non-traditional Levi's also. I had a pair of 527's in high school that were my daily jean. I got them from a thrift store my freshman year and wore them until the back pocket caught and snagged tearing a huge hole in the ass of them.

    My favorite pair don't fit and are simply just part of my collection. I was able to find a pair of 503 Bxx's for 2 dollars this past december. here is a few pics :
    503's

    anothern
    one last one

    they are non-repro, i've looked them over several times and found no care tags. I called 800-Usa-Levi and was told they were from before 71, but the person was unsure how old they were.

    I sent several pictures to the woman who handles their archives, and apparently can date and give info for most Levi's products, she has yet to respond.

    anyhow i love Levi's a lot. My most recently acquired pair are Redloop Drainpipe. They are raw selvage jeans, and I was able to pick them up for a mere 16$.

    hooray Levis
     
  6. Eric Stoner

    Eric Stoner Well-Known Member

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    Airfrogusmc... you out there?
     
  7. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    Hey guys,


    Im looking into getting some good quality Levi's (not the ones at walmart) and would like to know where i can check some pairs out both online and in person. I dont like "slim" fitting jeans because i have big quads from working out and running and so id prefer either a regular fit or somewht loose. I have a 34 waist and 32-33 inseam.

    Any Ideas?
     
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    tljenkin Senior member

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    LVC 505 or 1955 501 come to mind.
     
  9. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

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    I love Levi's, too. It's the only brand I currently wear.

    Does anyone have the khaki or white 501's? How do you like them? I was thinking of getting one of those.
     
  10. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    Levi's is awesome for the money, but their more premium pairs arn't that great. Most people who spend alot've money on Levi's are collectors because there are better pairs for the same price.
     
  11. Mblova

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    Where would be some places to get/look at some good quality Levi's?
     
  12. Arethusa

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    Levi's is awesome for the money, but their more premium pairs arn't that great. Most people who spend alot've money on Levi's are collectors because there are better pairs for the same price.
    They're not awesome for the money. With very few exceptions, they're pretty fucking overpriced.
     
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    I am able to find 501's for about $30 in local department stores. Is that overpriced? Or were you referring to the high-end Levi's (like Capital E)?
     
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    Arethusa Senior member

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    I'm talking about Macy's Levi's for ~$40. Capital E and LVC are much better, but at their price point, I generally don't find them particuarly impressive compared to what else you can get.
     
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    I like the Levi's matchstick jeans. Good fit and less than $180 at full retail.
     
  16. theshonen8899

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    I'm talking about Macy's Levi's for ~$40. Capital E and LVC are much better, but at their price point, I generally don't find them particuarly impressive compared to what else you can get.

    I don't think most things at retail is worth the money but generally Levi's at Mervyns or Kohl's price them for about what they're worth.
     
  17. zacharydschroeder

    zacharydschroeder Senior member

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    Hey guys,


    Im looking into getting some good quality Levi's (not the ones at walmart) and would like to know where i can check some pairs out both online and in person. I dont like "slim" fitting jeans because i have big quads from working out and running and so id prefer either a regular fit or somewht loose. I have a 34 waist and 32-33 inseam.

    Any Ideas?


    I'd say for the money (~$30), shrink-to-fit 501s are a great deal. They're loose enough to be comfortable but they're not loose enough that they look stupid or drag on the ground. Not only that, but they're raw denim, so you can wear them and they'll age and distress quite personally. Since 501's are so common, you can easily find 34x32/33. I'd suggest you try them on before you buy them, though, because they stretch a little. You might find a 33" waist would fit the best after some wear (presuming you wouldn't be washing them for a spell since they're raw). As long as you can get them buttoned all the way up, I'd say they'll stretch to a comfortable level.

    You can find STF 501's at JC Penney, some Sears, Macy's, etc...

    If you want a slightly less involved pair, I'd recommend 517's (traditional boot cut). You can get them in raw or rinsed denim. If you want a similar fit to the 517's with a slightly low-rise waist, try 569's, though you can't get 569's raw.
     
  18. zacharydschroeder

    zacharydschroeder Senior member

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    oh and you can always find all of the jeans I mentioned for less than $40 if you're willing to check two or three stores before you buy; you'll probably find them under $40 everywhere, though (except maybe Macy's).
     
  19. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    I'd say for the money (~$30), shrink-to-fit 501s are a great deal. They're loose enough to be comfortable but they're not loose enough that they look stupid or drag on the ground. Not only that, but they're raw denim, so you can wear them and they'll age and distress quite personally. Since 501's are so common, you can easily find 34x32/33. I'd suggest you try them on before you buy them, though, because they stretch a little. You might find a 33" waist would fit the best after some wear (presuming you wouldn't be washing them for a spell since they're raw). As long as you can get them buttoned all the way up, I'd say they'll stretch to a comfortable level.

    You can find STF 501's at JC Penney, some Sears, Macy's, etc...

    If you want a slightly less involved pair, I'd recommend 517's (traditional boot cut). You can get them in raw or rinsed denim. If you want a similar fit to the 517's with a slightly low-rise waist, try 569's, though you can't get 569's raw.


    Awsome info man. Thanks i appreciate it. That had been my only problem because i had large quads so the jeans would get tight around the thighs...



    thanks again.
     

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