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***The official LVC thread***

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

  1. styleforumfan

    styleforumfan Senior member

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    LVC noob here.

    Never owned a pair of raw denim or STF. Which vintage model is best for those who workout and have big muscular thighs? The modern 501 is too slim fitting for me. Even the relaxed fit modern 569 feels "tight" for me around the thighs and not very comfortable.

    Any suggestion? Thanks!
     
  2. LAooy

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  3. styleforumfan

    styleforumfan Senior member

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    Where's the best place to try out and buy LVC jean in SoCal?
     
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  4. Adroit

    Adroit Senior member

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    LVC Boutique in Malibu
    American Rag
    What Goes Around Comes Around
    Fred Segal
    Barneys
     
  5. dgonsh

    dgonsh Senior member

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    I bought a Size Large LVC 1950's heather grey crewneck raglan sleeve sweatshirt from vente privee last month and just picked it up from the post office and it's a full size too large for me.

    If anyone wants it (I've exceeded the return window) send me a PM and we can discuss $
     
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  6. Fenderplyr

    Fenderplyr Senior member

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    I ordered 8 items from the VP sale, mostly different sizes, and not one thing fit lolol. 32 in. 1954 501s were too tight, 32 and 33 202's were too big, 33 & 32 pantaloons were too big, they sent me two wrong jackets, and the type 3 trucker jacket just looks meh. Love LVC stuff but the sizing is retarded on most items
     
  7. LAooy

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    If you're in LA, I'd highly recommend American Rag. The store has all the Levi's selection you can ask for, and overall it's just denim heaven.

    The folks who work there are very friendly and knowledgeable too.
     
  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These look a lot like the 1947 LVC 501XX. SOme '47's seem to run just a bit slimmer than others. these look to be the slimmer ones, perhaps early 47.

    1947's are my all around favorite Levis.




     
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  9. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    That man's old jeans are beat up and torn.
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The SF Levis store had two pairs of '54 501ZXX distressed for sale in the back Sale room, $159 each down from $325 33w x 34L
     
  11. tproc

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    Just got my LVC 1967 505's (distressed, in "Boom Boom" wash) last week.

    So far I'm liking them, except the waist is really tight. I probably should have looked up how they fit before buying them since I just bought my usual Levi's size (30). They're about an inch too small in the waist. I can put them on but it's veryh tight and uncomfortable. Will these stretch out? Also, the jeans came with one of those tags that warns you about shrinkage, I don't know if those just come with all LVC's or what, kind of confused me since these jeans are heavily distressed. Will they still shrink after a wash?
     
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  12. kojak1972

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    [ATTACHMENT=9242]526e770378438-900x900.jpg (602k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]LOOKING FOR:
    Just bought the LVC Sunset 1920's grey wool blazer/ jacket and am looking for the matching grey wool pants in 38-40" waist. Can someone help out here with a pair or steer me the right way. Much thanks~
     
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  13. LAooy

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    Can anyone share some experience on denim alteration? Guidelines, recommendations, etc?
    Any Southern Cal folks have shops they recommend for denim alterations?
     
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  14. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Is LVC 1967 505 the same fit as mainline Levi 505's?

    I don't remember the last time I owned Levis, but at least if they fit the same I can go to macy's or whatever and try on some mainline stuff.
    thanks
     
  15. The Pastoral Utopian

    The Pastoral Utopian Active Member

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    LVC '67 505: "second skin" fit, high rise at the rear, tight at thigh and tapering at calf.
    Current 505: Dad jeans. Low waisted, straight roomy legs.
     
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  16. DuckOB

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    Occulta

    I have found the LVC jeans waist to be more true to size versus the mainstream jeans. So i would wear a 36 in LVC versus a 34 in the mainstream 505 cut. With the mainstream 505 you need to watch the label as you will have 2 different waists - "sits below waist" - newer cut and "sits at waist" older cut we all (or most) grew up with. I am good with the "sits at waist" cut in the mainstream 505 as it is what i have been used to for 35 years. many of the large department stores have a good selection to try on for the mainstream jeans whereas the LVC 1967, 1954 etc may not be found locally.

    hope this helps.
     
  17. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Thanks guys. That fit sounds horrible for me so I guess I'll pass. But Haven have 2 good washes in that fit for 165CAD that people might be interested in. If it sounded at all like they'd work for me I would definitely have tried them.
     
  18. 00bam

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    i never seen lvc irl but i seen some stuff online...i normally wear 501s in 34x30 my questions are do they even make the washed stuff in 30 inseams? and how much will they shrink in the inseam (the washed stuff not the stf)?
     
  19. accordion

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    Couple questions. Are all LVC 501s unsanforized except for the rinsed versions? I'm looking for a loose or regular tapered jean and found the 54 501 and 66 501 to match that fit, what is the difference between the two fits? Measurements seem to say the 54 is slightly slimmer. Are there any models that fit similar? And finally, is there much difference between the rinsed and rigid versions except the pre-wash? Thanks.
     
  20. Adroit

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    ^ Weak selection -- Past VP LVC sales were much better.
     

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