Levis experts...regarding button numbers?

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  1. blackgrass

    blackgrass Senior member

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    I just got in a pair of older 501's with 553 on the button. Can anyone tell me something about the numbering on the buttons and what it means? Is there a chart or list somewhere with this type of information?
    Thanks....
     
  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    There's no chart that I know of. The stamp on the buttons usually determines where and when it was made, sometimes in a more specific sense than other details (like the leather patch and red tab) and sometimes crossing over eras. Sorry I can't of more help on this one.
     
  3. horriblyjollyjinx

    horriblyjollyjinx Senior member

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    55X = made in the US. Dont know which factory 553 refers to.
     
  4. SteelZipper

    SteelZipper New Member

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    553 was the North Carolina Facility.
     
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    calbee Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know which one 554 was?
     
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    Shorty Long Senior member

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    554 was the San Antonio, TX factory. 555 = famous Valencia Street, San Fran. factory
     
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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    There are 2-3 really good levis and LVC threads on Sufu.

    also, pics plz
     

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