Jeans

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Blackgrass, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Goodguy

    Goodguy New in Town

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    Cinch makes some nice jeans, well-made and good material. Their slim-cut model is terrific.

    Schaefer Ranchwear makes some excellent jeans, authentic cowboy stuff, very well-made, with rivets on the back pockets.

    Also, Diamond Gusset is a favorite, esp. their new button fly model.

    LL Beans Double L Jeans are terrific, too, and fit like vintage Levis.
     
  2. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The workwear and jeans threads here inspired me to buy some vintage/retro denim stuff.
    I went to a store to try on the 1930 and 1937 repros of levis. They were very nice but far too expensive for me. (179€)

    So I bought a pair of Lee 101 B with cinchback and supender buttons on ebay. I don't know if they are after a vintage pattern but in my opinion they have the look. The looser fit also suits me well. I hate those slim fit/low waist rubbish you get everywhere.
    Only thing that surprised me was the seam/ stiching is only on the inside of the trouser's legs.

    PS: When I tried to find picures online I found that several trousers are named as 101 B but they lack of the suspenderbuttons and such. Where is the exact description of the model?[huh]

    Edit:

    I bought a new pair today :eusa_doh: The look nice and have wieder legs than usual jeans. So I couldn't resist. Never heard of the brand. What do you think? (closed auction)

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230446009232&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
     
  3. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Mizra from Kyoto, finished with antique kimono

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  4. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Hand woven natural indigo from Okayama

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  5. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Edwin selvage

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  6. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Zen hand painted

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  7. Elmonteman

    Elmonteman One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful denim daizawaguy! Recently I found some nice denim from Kojima, Japan. It was 23oz yet the price was only about $100. For Japanese denim this is very surprising. http://item.rakuten.co.jp/vari/kj-pt-rnb-108/

    By trying to find out a little more about Kojima, I found this website and in particular a little more about the city of Kojima as being a "denim city." http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-denim-project/pk

    Interesting if you're one of the ‘denimu mania no hito’ (the ‘denim maniacs.’)
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Very cool, dguy! How do you clean them?

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  9. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Cold water only, washed inside out, and in a plastic net to stop abrasion...;)
     
  10. IndigoFanatic

    IndigoFanatic New in Town

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    What are the natural indigo jeans? I love the color and variation in the fabric.
     
  11. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    Alright, so earlier I ending up buying this below, as I needed to replace my rather large Levi 559s Straight Relaxed fit jeans.

    http://www.amazon.com/Levis-Mens-St...r_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1279010605&sr=1-1

    These are Levi's 505 Regular Fit jeans, and I chose it in the color "505 Rigid," which appears to be unwashed denim, the type I'm after, as I'm not fond of pre-distressed, pre-faded jeans. I actually had bought these in a slightly longer length than my earlier pair, as I intend to roll up the cuffs, in the classic style. My question is, when exactly were the Levi 505s first introduced? The earliest reference with a date I could find were some 1967 reproductions that a gentleman here was sporting in another thread. Were the Levi 501s the only "line" of jeans that the Levi Strauss company was selling prior to the 1960s, or were there other varieties sold, such as the zipper-fly 505?

    Thanks.
     
  12. McFarlaneNYC

    McFarlaneNYC Familiar Face

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    I know that the the 501 and the 201 existed before the 1960's. If you want a vintage style jean I would suggest getting a pair of Levi 501's with Selvage edge. you can get them at your local Levi store.

    Charlie
     
  13. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    Alright, so I got my Levi 505s today. The color is indeed a dark blue as shown in the picture. As this is my first journey into the world of "raw" denim, the jeans are quite cardboard-like. I actually ordered these to be a little long on purpose, in order to roll the cuffs as they did back in the day. Three inches over my ideal, hemmed length actually.

    If I want to wash these jeans, what is the best way to go about it? Should I pull them inside-out? Would you say using a washer and dryer for these jeans would work fine? It's not quality, expensive denim by any means, compared to a number of fine acquisitions in this thread, but it does carry a retro look, one that I might best describe as a sort of 1950s-esque look, especially with the cuffs double rolled to about two inches showing.
     
  14. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I am not a vintage jeans collector, too. They might not wash their jeans at all.

    I would wash them rather cold, inside out and dry them without a dryer. I don't use a dryer at all because they are not good for most fabrics and may cause shrinkage
     
  15. mattfink

    mattfink Practically Family

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    Speaking of denim, cultizm.com is now carrying Pike Brothers and have done a nice re-vamp of their website!
     
  16. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    OK so I washed the jeans with warm water and put them in a dryer. Apparently while still dark blue/indigo colored, they've become a bit lighter and softer, though not as soft as my last pair. I think I'll keep them from being washed again for a while, perhaps a couple of months, and go from there. I personally don't mind them fading while being washed too much, especially since these were not pre-distressed and pre-washed jeans. They feel more personal this way; unwashed at the start. Pretty cheap (or at least standard) jeans though, about 40 bucks including shipping prices, but they sort of have that classic 1940s/50s look to them, especially with double-rolled cuffs. I personally can't justify spending over $50 or so on a pair of jeans, just my opinion. Someday I might give a more expensive pair a try though, when I'm feeling brave enough to spend that kind of money.
     
  17. kyboots

    kyboots Practically Family

    WASHING JEANS

    JB you won't hurt these new Levi's by using the washer or dryer. They are all "pre shrunk" and will not draw up more than 1%. They still make the originals like in the 50's which will shrink and fade like crazy. The new ones will fade very little over time. It does help the softness of the denin though.That cut is still a "youthful" fit so enjoy while you can.John
     
  18. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    Even shrink-to-fit Levi 501s, right? I know that the current production model is supposedly based on some late 1940s cut, but I don't think it's very accurate to that, per se. It's more a modern interpretation of that said '40s cut, is that right?
     
  19. cptjeff

    cptjeff Practically Family

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    Shrink to fit will shrink more then that. They're not sanfordized.

    As for the modern cut, they seem to change it every decade or so. It's a fairly slim cut, so inspired by the 1940's one, which was also pretty slim, is hardly a stretch, but I don't know for sure.
     
  20. mattfink

    mattfink Practically Family

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    The Levi's store has a nice selection of selvege jeans for fairly cheap...my wife picked up a pair for less than $30 on sale. Nothing wrong with modern jeans, but why not wear a more period correct version?
     

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