September 11, 2008 § 1 Comment
My Granny will be pleased to hear I’ve invested in a new pair of jeans!
The old pair served me well for 3+ years of heavy duty wear. The knees have holes, the pockets have holes, they’re just falling off me…
The old pair were replicas of the 1955 501 jeans. They have a quintessential 50′s shape – more anti fit in the seat area and a slightly fuller and straighter leg shape giving them a boxier silhouette. Around this time, teenagers began to use the term ‘jeans’ instead of ‘overalls’. This was the first 501 jeans to bear a leather-like Two Horse patch. The familiar levi’s capital ‘E’ Red Tab, zinc button fly and copper rivets remain standard issue. Xx 50 Cone fabric / 14oz red selvage denim / 3X1 RHT construction / First 501 jeans to bear the ‘leather-like’ two horse patch / Belt loops / Double sided big ‘E’ red tab / Zinc button fly / Hidden rivets on back pockets.
The new ones are replica’s of the Levi1933 501 jean featuring a cinch-back, in addition to belt loops and a button fly. The overalls also had a real leather Two Horse patch and hand applied rivets. XX20 Cone Fabric / 12.50oz after wash red selvage denim / Ring ring, pure indigo, 3×1 RHT construction / Loose fit with plenty of anti-fit in the seat area / Original red selvage jean / Crotch rivet, cinch and belt loops / Two Horse leather patch / Simple Arcuate (without center triangle).
Looking forward to wearing them to death
August 13, 2008 § Leave a Comment
Aw no! The Levi’s Autumn / Winter range of vintage clothing has just dropped and the ol’ bank account is dry as a bone.
As the pinnacle of the Levi product range and arguably the finest denim collection in the world, the first drop features both ‘Dry’ Vintage and washed Denim pieces alongside replica Vintage Tees and wool outerwear and workwear pieces for the colder nights.
If high street folk made stuff like this I would be happy as a clam. And it would be nice if the price tags were a little more vintage too. But no. Anyway look at them wool shirts, those tees and all that rigid selvage denim…