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***The official LVC thread***

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

  1. ballmouse

    ballmouse Senior member

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    I found the 1955 and 1966 to offer the most room in the thigh and still fit my waist. The difference was the that the 1966 has a lower rise, tighter top block, slightly larger thighs, and more taper below the thighs.

    Measurements of my 1955 (size 30)

    Waist: 32"
    Rise: 12"
    Thigh: 12"
     
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  2. gululv

    gululv Senior member

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    Any chance I would be able to find aika jeans resonably prices somewhere online? I think I might try to get another pair of LVC jeans. However, hard with the waist size. I've heard all pre-war + 1955 are good for those with big thighs. I have 1933's and must say they are the jeans I've had that lasted the longest. But I think I need to start sizing up more often, and wear a belt.
     
  3. The National

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    I got a pair from the Vente Privee sale last month and mine is the same way. It kind of bothers me that the seam twists that much on the left side while the right side kind of shifts towards the back. I wonder why they were designed this way.
     
  4. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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    Leg twist happens because of the warp/direction of the twill and how this reacts to the shrinking of the jeans. Modern techniques have eliminated leg twist, but in repro jeans its seen as more authentic and is sometimes desired
     
  5. The National

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    Thanks for the explanation as it makes a lot more sense now. I've never bought a pair of repros before so I wasn't expecting it.
     
  6. closerlook

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    hey guys,
    if anyone is selling one of the LVC crewneck sweatshirts in size S please get in touch. i am looking to buy
    thanks!
     
  7. johnkagaku

    johnkagaku New Member

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    501 which are wide in the thigh: The 1978 LVC 501's have most room in the thigh and in the top block, they are roomier than the 1955s and the 1966s (are as wide as the 1933s). But the rise is low, somewhat lower than the 66s. Leg opening is like the 66s - so the are rather taperd.
     
  8. Chubbs

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    I'm going to order a few different sizes in the 55s and 47s so I can see what I should go with. Whats the consensus on shrinkage and then stretch? How much should I expect in the waist and thighs?
     
  9. linafelt

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    Anyone have a pic of the 1936 jacket in real life...?

    Thanks.
     
  10. closerlook

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    do any of you guys do the 605 rigid/raw? or is it mostly avoided because its not selvedge?
     
  11. linafelt

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    Looking for some advice on how to handle a new, unwashed 1936 raw denim jacket that I just got. I am very new to raw denim. Should I wash and dry? (There is room for shrinkage...) Wash and not dry? "Soak" (I've seen something about that) but not wash?

    Open to suggestions...

    Thanks.
     
  12. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    If its new should have a tag with instructions
     
  13. NewYorkIslander

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    FYI, believe there will be an LVC Sample sale in Manhattan Thursday and Friday
     
  14. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Lots of tags, but no instructions... Any help appreciated...
     
  15. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    If its the type 1 unsanforized id at least soak it like you would denim
     
  16. srgprod

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    Heads up for Westside LA people.

    Rufcut Denim on Sawtelle just north of Olympic.

    Expert repairs, chain stitch hems $ 25.00, tapering, custom jeans, etc.

    Small shop but pretty impressive.
     
  17. TheSoonest

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    if it's the 1936 LVC 506XX Type I jacket (front pleats, one front pocket) then it's unsanforized and you should do a hot soak to shrink it down. easiest thing to do is just fill up a tub with hot water and leave the jacket submerged for 30-45 minutes and then let it hang dry.
     
  18. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Thanks!
     
  19. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    meh
     
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  20. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    I'm interested in pics of the 1936 jacket as well.

    Dropped by the Levi's Plaza along San Francisco's Embarcadero the other day and they've just put on display a killer pair of old miner's jeans from around the 20s. The original owner had self-reinforced them all over with bits and scraps of denim, covering the entire jeans with patches. The jeans were totally faded and pretty trashed, but the archivists determined that beneath all the reinforcements the original jeans were completely intact. I'll take a photo next time I'm down there.

    BTW, if anyone is looking for some raw 1966's I have a barely worn pair up in the marketplace for a good price. I need to move them so make offers.
     

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