Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.
damn son! Were they thrifted?
Yessir. GW in Denver.
That sale is bananas!!!! Congrats!
Serious question. What makes them so valuable?
Those are selvedge jeans back from when all levi's were selvedge jeans made on shuttle looms in America. They're probably at least 50-60 years old. So not only do they have cool cache right now, they are also legit collectors' items.
I think those are from the 1970s, but I might be wrong... My understanding is that the "For over X years" gives you the date if you add it to the 1873 founding of the company.
Thanks for all of the kind words fellas!
I'm no expert, but I obviously scoured the internet researching vintage Levi's when I first found these. This website does a good job describing how to date pairs based on several tells. Mine has the big E, no care tag, single stitch seams on the inside of the back pockets, a single digit on the back of the top waist button, a cardboard patch (not leather), and bar tacked rivets (not hidden). Based on these details, they were most likely manufactured between 1970 and 1975.
I honestly thought they were repros or fakes at first because of their condition. Besides some rusting on the fly buttons and the rivets, they are absolutely pristine. I took them to a vintage clothing store near my house to geek out with the owner and verify they were real.
Congrats! Barrel and troika probably lost all their words for a bit.
This is absolutely crazy. GOOD JOB MAN!
I never look at the denim sections during my thrifts ahah... I won't do that mistake again
If any of you high-volume sellers need storage solutions you may want to check out your local Coldwater Creek. The one here in Athens is selling off their fixtures as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.
I almost stopped in there last week. Will make a point of it tonight! Thanks
Camera/photography-types: My lovely firstborn broke the onboard flash on my T3. So I find myself needing to invest in an external one. Might be a good opportunity to get something I can bounce off the ceiling and/or integrate into my lighting stands (which never really worked out quite as I'd hoped) and thus solve my "I can only shoot full length pics in daylight" problem. Please PM me if you've got suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Just got out of the webinar for the webinterpret program. Was basically an instructional account setup deal. Will report later on my findings on the free 30 day trial.
Also, they directed me to contact ebay and get my selling limits raised since they will be listing a bunch of new listings for me across several international ebay sites. When I called ebay, the customer service rep actually said "Wow, you have one of the very few and rare special accounts that has no selling limits, you will be fine."
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