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Crispy- I’m in Hoarding when it comes to jackets and denim 501’s....I’ve got a 10-15 year plan, before I start
Letting these go- If your still a medium in 10 years, I’ll give you first crack.

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Originally posted by Sansome Sansome wrote:

Crispy- I’m in Hoarding mode when it comes to jackets and denim 501’s....I’ve got a 10-15 year plan, before I start
Letting these go- If your still a medium in 10 years, I’ll give you first crack.
I will remind you I am always a medium every year then.
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Joking aside, anybody here hoarding the denim family/longhorn/shorthorn jackets?
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Originally posted by Denimseeker Denimseeker wrote:

Originally posted by Sansome Sansome wrote:

Crispy- I’m in Hoarding mode when it comes to jackets and denim 501’s....I’ve got a 10-15 year plan, before I start
Letting these go- If your still a medium in 10 years, I’ll give you first crack.

I will remind you I am always a medium every year then.
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Joking aside, anybody here hoarding the denim family/longhorn/shorthorn jackets?


I seriously doubt anyone is hoarding those^^^ a friend of mine came across a dark blue denim family shirt ( medium I believe) he’s not a hoarder of those....think he sold it sort of cheap- 1k IIRC
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Hi guys - I've a geek question - I apologies in advance if it's been answered before. What's the consensus on retail price for Levis in the late 1800s?

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1896 newspaper ad, 75 cents a pair for no 1 waist overalls


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Amazing! Thanks! So they were getting pretty cheap by the late 90s! Presumably they were more expensive while they still had the patent in the 70s & 80s? 
Davis' said he thought they could retail for three dollars in his letter to Strauss in '72.
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Some western catalog ads


White Davis, 1931





Denver Dry Goods, 1931







Porter Saddle & Harness, 1936







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"...guaranteed to give satisfaction or money will be cheerfully refunded" LOL

Great ads, thank you for posting!
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Originally posted by Denimseeker Denimseeker wrote:

Originally posted by buler buler wrote:

Some factory info from a fact sheet 1971








And a factory map from 1972 (not 100% certain)


Very very very interesting finds!!!!Clap
Just some interesting observation:
Only saw denim jackets are made in Fayetteville.
Can't see the Denison, Texas plant (probably covered by Wichita Falls?) but a denim jacket logo and a "flash" sign pointing from similar region.
From 1971 there are mainly 2 plants making denim jackets, 524 (major) and 526 (minor), based on button numbers.
Making a bold guess:
"524" is the Denison, Texas plant.
"526" is the Fayetteville, Arkansas plant.


This excellent post has some clues to where the factories were. Most of the 70's-'80's small e type-III jackets that is see in the vintage stores are stamped 524  - so maybe that was the Denison or Wichita Falls factory. Some quick googling shows that at least the Wichita Falls was running until 2001... 
 




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