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    Posted: 23 Jan 2022 at 2:30pm
Hi, everyone! Take a look at this:

https://www.ropedye.com/2013/06/lvc-1944-1966-size-guide/

The 1947 is a slim straight leg with a rather tight fitting thigh and a leg that doesn’t taper. The 1947 is also the smallest of all the shrink-to-fits, we recommend you to size up 2 or 3 inches in the waist.

The zippered 1954 is one of the most popular fits of the Levi’s Vintage Clothing range. Size up 1 or 2 inches in the waist.


https://help.levi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360025389111-Will-my-Levi-s-Jeans-Shrink-

Shrink-to-Fit™ jeans are made from raw denim and have not been preshrunk. To find the right size there are three options:

1. For the old-school technique, buy true to size in the waist and two sizes up in length. Wear them in the tub and keep them on to dry.
2. For those who want to machine wash and dry the jeans, we recommend sizing up. For your waist, increase 1" for sizes 27"-36", 2" for 38"-48", and 3" for 50" and up. And for your inseam, increase 3" for sizes 27"-34" and 4" for 36" and up.
3. For purists who like their denim unwashed, no need to size up. Buy them true to size. Hang them outside in the sun to keep them fresh.

Ok, now this:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/f69e03939a3cd5fabba40c055a97eb3e.jpg

Bathtub - buy your true size in the waist and two sizes bigger in length.
Machine wash - buy two sizes bigger in the waist and two sizes bigger in length.


With all this contradictory information I am disoriented. If I want the final size to be W31/L32, what should I buy?:

LVC 501 1947 RAW - W31/L32, W32/L34, W33/L34, W33/L36?
LVC 501 1954 RAW - W31/L32, W32/L34, W33/L34, W33/L36?

And should I wear them for at least one year before doing the first wash?:

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Hi, and welcome. Lots of information in the LVC thread already if you take the time to read through it. Your question is kind of like joining a Chevrolet forum then asking the group how to rebuild a 350.
I’ll say that my own personal experience and desires has shifted with my waist line and how I perceive I wish things fit so answering your question definitively is not likely.
Some of the links you’ve sourced are no longer valid as LVC is no longer sourcing from cone mills, but rather Japanese milled denim. I wouldn’t say the source material is completely invalid, but not totally valid.
My best advice is to keep an open mind, if fashion is what you’re going for raw denim should be tried on in person. If your aesthetic is the every man’s garment that is the 501, don’t overthink it. If it’s not perfect wear it even harder than you would do as you have an excuse to buy another pair.
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I'll start reading the 469 pages of thread you say.

My question is very simple. If I want the final size to be W31/L32, what should I buy?:

LVC 501 1947 RAW - W31/L32, W32/L34, W33/L34, W33/L36?
LVC 501 1954 RAW - W31/L32, W32/L34, W33/L34, W33/L36?

Does it make that much difference whether the denim comes from Cone Mills or Japan?

Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance,
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I would suggest you buy a 33x34 in the 47, or 32x34 in the 54. Bear in mind that if it’s a tad snug after washing, it will stretch out a bit in the waist and general seat area with a few days wear. it largely depends on how you want your final fit to be.

Much of the shrinking depends on how hot and long you soak or wash it for. Also bear in mind that LVC are notorious for their inconsistency in sizing and different denims shrink in different amounts.

Disclaimer: we can not be held in any way responsible for your jeans not fitting right

Edited by Mr Black - 24 Jan 2022 at 3:43am
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Originally posted by Mr_Clothes Mr_Clothes wrote:

I'll start reading the 469 pages of thread you say.



Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance,


Forums are supposed to be interactive not a place to spoon feed drive by noobs.

Not everyone measures the same way, not everyone washes or dries in the same manner. Different cuts and denim recipes shrink differently etc. lots of information in the 469 pages…
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Originally posted by Mr Black Mr Black wrote:

I would suggest you buy a 33x34 in the 47, or 32x34 in the 54. Bear in mind that if it’s a tad snug after washing, it will stretch out a bit in the waist and general seat area with a few days wear. it largely depends on how you want your final fit to be.

Much of the shrinking depends on how hot and long you soak or wash it for. Also bear in mind that LVC are notorious for their inconsistency in sizing and different denims shrink in different amounts.

Disclaimer: we can not be held in any way responsible for your jeans not fitting right


Thank you very much, I think you are right. 33x34 in the 47, or 32x34 in the 54.

Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:



Forums are supposed to be interactive not a place to spoon feed drive by noobs.

Not everyone measures the same way, not everyone washes or dries in the same manner. Different cuts and denim recipes shrink differently etc. lots of information in the 469 pages…


I will let you know when I have finished reading the 469 pages.
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Agreed with Mr. Black. Size up 2 in general
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