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Are the pocket openings on those 201s wider than the ones on 501s? They look huge!
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Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

Are the pocket openings on those 201s wider than the ones on 501s? They look huge!


The pants I am wearing are 38w- so i think the pockets were a little bigger than normal
Most pairs you come across out in the wild are usually 30-32w
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I'm not sure if I ever posted these fragments here before?
It took 15 years to find what we consider a 1873 Levi pant piece, after we found our first example
back in 1996. Branded buttons-blank rivets and a rather large watch pocket. It would seem that the watch pocket was scaled way down by 1874.

l3 by bottleswest, on Flickr

l2 by bottleswest, on Flickr

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l1 by bottleswest, on Flickr

I guess you wouldn't really care what your overalls were lined with, you were either wearing a
cotton or wool pair of pants under these. We  have only seen- 2 pieces of Levi pant, with what appears to be like a burlap sack kind of lining. The only other lined pieces of pants we have seen- are made of a white cotton flannel.

l6 by bottleswest, on Flickr

The only time you will see two rows of stitches on the front pockets before 1887-
are when a pant is lined- After the the start of the Freemont street factory in 1887
All pants were double stitched on the front pockets.



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