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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (7) Thanks(7)   Quote Sansome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2020 at 11:50pm
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

Sail cloth
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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2 years ago, I helped Indiana Jeans set up at a military show at the Pomona fairgrounds.
He had this jacket for sale and no one was wanting it for the $200 price tag, the jacket has a defect
and i think that might have been the reason? He owed me a hundred, so i picked it up for $100, glad i did- it fits perfect.

Next- Im not sure this meets the 1960 cut off for this thread? Doc- what do you think?
shanks have a #52A

lj4 by bottleswest, on Flickr
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lj5 by bottleswest, on Flickr

I was talking with a guy- he said it wasn't that tough to get my photos off my old smashed I-phone
Here are a few pictures of deadstock- XX without tags from the early 60's.
When i get my photos, I can post some detailed shots of this pant.

1962 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1963-1 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1963-2 by bottleswest, on Flickr
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We are 16 months into a denim recession, this was our last great find of 2018.

1890-21 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-8 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-7 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-3 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-2 by bottleswest, on Flickr1890 by bottleswest, on Flickr1890-10 by bottleswest, on Flickr1890-11 by bottleswest, on Flickr1890-12 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-13 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-17 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-16 by bottleswest, on Flickr1890-18 by bottleswest, on Flickr

This might be a feature of a early #2- Right after the patent ran out. Label is in Blue ink, Normally we see black ink.
1890-23 by bottleswest, on Flickr

fit pic
The other thing of note on this pair- The front rivet disk is the Pat May 1873 L.S & Co. S.F
The back of the rivet is L.S & Co S.F

This is a 1890 #2 or 201
Lot numbers and Every Garment Guarantee didnt get added back to the label until 12893-94








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I forgot a few photos of the back.

1890-5 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-4 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-14 by bottleswest, on Flickr
1890-20 by bottleswest, on Flickr

1890-22 by bottleswest, on Flickr
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That's the best arcuate I have ever seen. Just perfect.
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That really is a funky, beautiful arcuate!




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Originally posted by Sansome Sansome wrote:

2 years ago, I helped Indiana Jeans set up at a military show at the Pomona fairgrounds.
He had this jacket for sale and no one was wanting it for the $200 price tag, the jacket has a defect
and i think that might have been the reason? He owed me a hundred, so i picked it up for $100, glad i did- it fits perfect.

Next- Im not sure this meets the 1960 cut off for this thread? Doc- what do you think?
shanks have a #52A

lj4 by bottleswest, on Flickr
lj3 by bottleswest, on Flickr
lj2 by bottleswest, on Flickr
lj1 by bottleswest, on Flickr
lj5 by bottleswest, on Flickr



Always thought the cut off for this thread was 1970 (?)

The jacket looks to be made somewhere between 1968 and 1973 but difficult to nail down a specific year.
Beautiful condition Mike, so l guess it's a keeper?


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Thanks for the answer doc, I guess we can let this one slide since 1970 is the the cut.
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