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Does anyone know why LVCJ did not call they’re reproductions 501s?
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I've found further info and have revised the early timeline, see the first and second posts.
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LVCJ 1996-1999

The launch of Levi's Vintage Clothing US in 1996 brought the following Valencia street made models into the overall LVC roster:

1955 501XX
1962 551ZXX
1937 201XX (after 1999 being relabeled the 1937 501XX)
1936 506XX
1953 507XX
1957 557

Levis Japan retired their 551ZXX and their 504ZXX. The Valencia street 1960s jean was not seen again.
Their Big Three (the 502XX, 702XX and 503BXX) continued in production.
The Japanese 70506 and 70507 continued as well, though their stamp changed to 506 and 507 respectively.

New made-in-Japan models were introduced: the s702 (1920s) and s702 (1910s) showed up in '96 and continued in production until, I believe, 1999. The "'50s Jean" model materialized around 1999- I feel like there is some back story to this jean, but have not dug it up yet.



s702XX (1910s)










s702XX (1920s)





Measurements (34 hemmed to 28)
w 33
th 13.25
kn 10
hem 9.25
f rise 12
r rise16.5


50s XX (1955?) No lot numbers printed on early productions, interior tag labeled "50s jean". A typical '50s cut- high rise, roomy top block & thighs, a taper from the knee down.







Continues with 2000-2009 on page 3






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S- I got a 34 and it measures exactly that. It seems like LVCJ had better sizing consistently than LVC- most of the ones I’ve seen measure very close to tagged size, maybe just slightly under, after shrinkage.
 Fit is just as a 33 should be- slightly fitted top block, looser thighs, perfectly straight leg. I’ll see if I can’t get a fit pic this week.
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hows the fit? did you get 34 or 36?

the last lvc 66 i got before cone closed were really shoddy 
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If that was a 34W I'd take it off your hands!

I recently got a practically unworn pair of s702XX '33s from yahoo.jp that I'm really liking. Seems as good if not better than any LVC US product in construction and materials, though I think historical accuracy did improve gradually over the years.
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too short for me at 28 inch inseam
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Ah, a LVCJ 503b from 1992. 

I have a theory about this model- I think 503 was a Levi’s boys/young men’s line, and was popular as vintage in Japan in the ‘80s as the smaller sizes worked well for a lot of Japanese guys. I suspect that LVCJ created this model as a wider legged version of their '50s jean (no taper), and used the familiar 503 number.



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jlvc2 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc3 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc4 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc5 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc6 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc10 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc9 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc8 by bottleswest, on Flickr
jlvc7 by bottleswest, on Flickr

I was talking with Mr Randal the other day- It would seem, back in the 1940's, someone at Levi's
wanted to celebrate 100 years in business in 1950. From this point- all the way into the 1990's, you would see (since 1850) In the 1990's Lynn D set the record straight.
I did the math on this pair- it looks like they were starting at 1850- so for over 140 years
takes it just past 1990.

So i think that's what's going on here?
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Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

Post it here, let's see.


I’ll make it so.
And while I’m at it- I’ll take pics of the 2002 war time
Type 1 jacket.
I’ll post that on the reg LVC thread.
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