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Topic: VINTAGE LVC CATALOGS
Posted By: mr randal
Subject: VINTAGE LVC CATALOGS
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 11:00pm
You can track the investment Levi's has had in their LVC division through the care they spend on their catalogs of offerings.
 
 At the inception of LVC US there was a careful selection of classic pieces, all produced at the Valencia street factory, accompanied by a nice 6 x 4"ish catalog showing original items that stayed the same for a number of years.

 When LVC got broader and funkier, (2002ish, with a gradual scale up from 1999) with washes and quirkily reproduced customized items from their archive, they released color hang-tag catalogs, about 3 x 4", for each season and made large format look books which were for the trade only.

  Lvc languished for a while around 2007, with a reduced number of items and a dimmed vision, and the catalogs were poorly produced hang tabs for a few years. I think the look books stopped around this period as well.

 When money and interest poured back into LVC from headquarters around 2009, offerings and design went through the roof and glossy large format look books began to be produced again, with the idea of scaling them up and releasing them to the public. This did happen, and culminated in hard bound look books that were sold or given out at events.

 Over the last season or two there have been warning signs that LVC is being scaled back again and may even cease to exist. Seems like a good time to dust of the old jpegs and take a look back at LVC in its silver and golden years

 I'm not sure about my chronology here, so anyone who sees an error, please speak up.



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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 11:03pm
 LVC first started happening in a small way with Levi's Japan, who started reproducing a few models of 501s (including the 1955) and a couple of denim jackets (506, 557, 505) in the early-mid '80s, following the lead of the Japanese company Evis. Levi's US started making a few repro-like models of the 501 and the 506 & 507 jackets in the late '80s, but with small 'e' tags and hit or miss denim. LVC became a more serious project around 1996. For the first three years they made a very limited range of repro denim garments.


 Here, page by page, is the original catalog. These images may be courtesy of Dr_Heech- I don't recall for sure.



LVC 1996-1998





































***NOTE- the 1937 model is actually a reproduction of a 1937 501. The 201 line was a cheaper version of items dating back back to the... 1890-1920s? (Sansome, is this correct?)

 I believe this was a simple error that happened during design to manufacture transition that didn't get corrected for whatever reason. Ive heard a story that LVC purposefully misnamed the 1937 as a 201 to make it appear older- this doesn't seem entirely logical, as the date is given as 1937 and no bones about that.





Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 11:03pm
LVC 1999-2000

In 1999 LVC produced a larger collection with new 501 models and in 2000 their first non-denim items appeared. So far as I can find, there don't seem to have been any catalogs released from 1999 to 2001, so i have begun to reconstruct the releases for these years as best I can. If anyone has corrections or additional information for these years, please post it in this thread or PM me.
 I haven't been able to trace who was at the top creative helm of LVC at this time, but pattern cutter Daniel DiSanto was responsible for coming up with the year model and patterns for the expanded jean range at this time. An interview with him is available on http://www.denimbro.com/daniel-disanto_topic4254.html" rel="nofollow - denimbro here .

LVC 1999-2000- Several new 501 models- the 1873, 1890, 1933, 1944 & 1947 and the '20s 201 appeared this year (some of the new models began appearing in late 1998).





LVC 2000-2001


These are compilations and extrapolations of my own- I'm sure there are errors in release time here.



LVC S/S 2002

I believe this was the first season LVC produced small hang-tag catalogs that accompanied each garment. These photos are courtesy of Dr_Heech:






 The Bonneville jacket here is interesting- an unlined cowhide with good distressing.
 This collection really  starts to showcase the innovative distressing techniques of http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/fashion/mens-style/levis-denim-lab-san-francisco.html" rel="nofollow - Bart Sights , who along with his father were pioneers in the field of artificially aging denim. The 'Death Valley' 1890 is the first of his truly iconic washes for LVC.



LVC F/W 2002





The 'Rough N Ready' and 'Bird of Prey' are stunning items, best of the LVC jackets, and mark the beginning of LVC's collaboration with Aero Leather of Scotland. The R'n'R is heavy horse-hide, subtly distressed. The BOP, marketed as a woman's jacket, is the same basic model but in darker steerhide, cut slightly more narrow in the waist and with sharper collar points. Works quite well as a mans jacket, and in fact looks more like the archived mens leather jacket at Levi's headquarters that these two were based on than does the R'n'R.


The LVC x Aero 'Rough & Ready' (L) and the vintage jacket it was based on in the Levi's archive.



LVC x Aero  'Bird of Prey' jacket.


LVC S/S 2003:



The '30s dude ranch shirt (actually a plaid shorthorn shirt from Levi's main line) is very interesting, utilizing a printed (not woven) plaid and featuring elaborate customized embroidery. The 'Scorched Up' jacket is another collaboration between Aero Leather Clothing from the UK and LVC. This is a loose reproduction of the East West Musical Instruments 'Barnstormer' jacket, lacking the original's side and lower pocket straps. The 1915 501 'Celebration' jean, widely sought after by collectors, was distress by Bart Sights and is one of the most beautiful and convincing washes produced by LVC.



LVC F/W 2003



The 1901 'Indigo Immortal' and the 1937 'Rail Rider', two of the last Bart Sights washes, are outstanding. The 'Blue Black' leather jacket and its' female counterpoint, the 'Blue Blush' have become iconic, representing along with the previous seasons 'Rough and Ready' and 'Bird of Prey' the apex of LVCs partnership with Aero Leather. The 'Blue Black' was made from a blue backed Buffalo hide in a cropped '30s style. LVC seems to have infected Aero during this time with its inability to size properly. The 'Blue Black' is horribly undersized, with the large being roughly an actual 38. The '30s climate-sealed jacket makes its first appearance this season.


Last Chance Climate-Sealed jacket.


LVC x Aero 'Blue Black' jacket.





LVC S/S 2004




LVC F/W 2004




The Spring Bottom pants from this season are incredible. LVC had a batch of very lightweight Japanese denim (? seems more like a light cotton twill than denim, but what do I know) made to match the faded, slightly greenish natural indigo tint of a pair of famous Spring Bottoms in the Levi's archive (this same material was later used on the 1910 pleated front jacket and the '50s 'Lighter Blues' pants). This Spring Bottom repro was lovingly crafted, with tan duck and red-striped cotton interior detailing and gold-look hardware. LVC later released a second, much inferior, batch of SB pants in 2010, perhaps in an effort to use up the remaining fabric, which featured simpler detailing, dull hardware, and even lacked the fabric connecting the split back waistband.
 The Aero 'Two Tone' leather jacket, in a oxblood-brown horsehide, is a fantastic piece.






Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 11:03pm
CATALOGS CONTINUE with 2005 on the next page.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 12:13am
I believe the #2 series went into the 1930's?


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 5:38am
^The 201 line was manufactured up until 1942 (l've even seen images of an early WW2 s213 jacket so it's possible there may have been a simplified 201 jean too?)


Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 6:51am
Great archival post, looking forward to the rest.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 2:13pm
Thanks Doc- there must be some interesting history there with the need for simplified WWII production and the end of the 201 line?

BTW are these your images? I kind of remembering photographing the catalog myself, but I don’t really recall, as it’s been (shockingly) over 10 years since we posted the old LVC catalog thread.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 4:38pm
Thread updated through 2004


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 9:50pm
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

Thanks Doc- there must be some interesting history there with the need for simplified WWII production and the end of the 201 line?

BTW are these your images? I kind of remembering photographing the catalog myself, but I don’t really recall, as it’s been (shockingly) over 10 years since we posted the old LVC catalog thread.


You know, it's been so long that l'm not entirely sure. Although tbh it doesn't matter (to me at least).
Good to see them all again. Still have all my lvc catalogues somewhere.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 6:49am
Great to see all these again. Good work Sir(s)

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www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 10:29pm
I never looked at the original thread, I can lend a hand.
Did the original thread have these?

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 1:28am
No indeed- the original left off at 2010, I think.


Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020 at 7:10am
Yep, much needed. Thanks guys.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020 at 2:15pm
LVC S/S 2005









Why, yes, that is 3 catalogs all for S/S 2005! ShortyLong suggests that LVC was making separate US and European lines for a minute. The third booklet (images provided by skyrunner, thanks!) I have no idea where that fits in.






LVC F/W 2005






LVC S/S 2006











Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020 at 2:50pm
LVC F/W 2006







LVC S/S 2007

Anyone have a copy of this?


LVC F/W 2007






LVC S/S 2008





LVC F/W 2009





LVC S/S 2010











Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020 at 3:10pm
LVC S/S 2011

 After 2008 LVC discontinued their hang tag booklet catalogs. I'm not sure if they had an alternative in mind from the start, but in 2011 someone from LVC gave me a look book and asked me to photograph it and post it to sufu as an experiment.
 This isn't noticeably different from look books that had been in production since at least 2003, but they had been forbidden to be given out to the public or posted online before now.
 The experiment seemed to go well, as a series of hardbound, expanded content look books with bigger budgets and seriously good photography started emerging in 2012.



















LVC F/W 2011

 Line sheets, composed of simple drawings or photos of clothing items available in each collection, are sent out to retailers to facilitate ordering. LVC has always had some form of line sheets, but made the publicly available for a few seasons around this time.



 Some standout pieces from this collection are:

 The 1874 hunting coat is a model previously produced by LVC Japan based on a vintage riveted canvas jacket which may or may not have been originally produced by Levi's.

 The 1874 pantaloons are based on a rather fanciful illustration accompanying an early Levi's rivet patent.

 The striped 1880s henley is based on the shirt worn by a Native American, in a very early photograph, with a pair of early Levi's.



Posted By: ajando3500
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 5:01pm
Does anyone have the LVC 2013 spring summer lookbook in PDF? I would appreciate it very much


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by ajando3500 ajando3500 wrote:

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I have it, I had 2 copies that survived the book burning( No Joke)
2013 was the season that LVC was making a reproduction of my 1873 Levi’s
The head designer almost got canned, the books were destroyed, but something
Like 200 books got sent out before the s@it hit the fan.
I can post my 2013 look book.

I also have an extra copy that I’ll let go for a small fee
I can also ask my friend to send me pics of the book that
Didn’t get destroyed.


Posted By: ajando3500
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 5:21am
So can you post the book in images? will be great if so!


Posted By: Blood&Thunder
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 7:05am
This thread is a perfect example of what makes DenimBro so great.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 9:57am
Originally posted by ajando3500 ajando3500 wrote:

So can you post the book in images? will be great if so!


I’ll post the pics tonight.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 10:01am
Originally posted by Blood&Thunder Blood&Thunder wrote:

This thread is a perfect example of what makes DenimBro so great.


I think this forum has always been sort of unpredictable, people leave, then come back etc......


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 10:02am
LVC 2013 big budget look book

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https://flic.kr/p/2ihShXu" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2ihShXu" rel="nofollow - 2013-45 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2ihUJBp" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2ihUJBp" rel="nofollow - 2013-43 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2ihUU3D" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2ihUU3D" rel="nofollow - 2013-71 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/2ihVZRr" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/2ihVZRr" rel="nofollow - 2013-72 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/52982610@N06/" rel="nofollow - bottleswest , on Flickr
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put down the crack pipe and pose
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ill post 2012 this weekend


















Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 10:02am
LVC FW13












LVC 2014-2016 continues on page 4


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 10:03am
Thanks Sansome!


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 11:28am
I haven’t thought about this stuff in ages, but for some reason I’m thinking that for this particular season LVC produced two separate collections...one for the US market and one for the rest of the world. Someone else might be able to speak more definitively on this.


Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

LVC S/S 2005





Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 11:51am
^ I think you’re right shorty- I was always confused about the catalog order here and thought that was a mistake on the date, but recently found another catalog for an adjacent year that seems to be an alternate to the US one.
So there were three active LVC lines for it seems like a year or two- LVC Europe, LVC US, LVC Japan all seemed to overlap around 2005-2005...


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 8:49pm
I just finished photographing and emailing myself 128 pages of the 2013 look book.
I found my special edition- the one that slipped past the book burning party.
I’ll have it posted in an hour or so.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 11:33pm
2013 look book is posted


Posted By: ajando3500
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2020 at 5:07am
Great!


Posted By: skyrunner
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2020 at 6:22am
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"your mother ate my dog"
"not all of it"!!!!!


Posted By: skyrunner
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2020 at 6:23am
more spring summer 2005

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"your mother ate my dog"
"not all of it"!!!!!


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2020 at 11:48am
3 separate catalogs and two formats for S/S ‘05- I guess LVC was feeling schizophrenic that year?


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2020 at 11:52am
BTW skyrunner- I have a pair of those 1890 Signature Pieces and have always been puzzled by its lack of inclusion in any of the catalogs, so thanks especially for that!


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2020 at 7:23pm
LVC SS2014









Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2020 at 7:24pm
Reserved


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 5:42pm
Reserved 2



Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 5:43pm
reserved 3


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 5:43pm
reserved 4


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 5:43pm
LVC SS2020




Starting with this season, LVC outsourced all of its raw denim construction to Bulgaria (I think the rigid 505 may still be made in Turkey?), and resourced its denim from Japanese mill Kaihara, replacing Cone as a supplier.




Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 6:40pm
I'm surprised to find myself charmed by that pastel colorblocked trucker.

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I make things out of http://www.hollowsleather.com" rel="nofollow - leather .


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 7:12pm
I know- I'm finding a lot of items this season charming too- especially after the dinginess of last season.
The flag shirt & shorthorn look great, and I spy in that first image the back of a white Climate-Sealed jacket with muticolored embroidery- haven't seen that materialize anywhere for sale...

 Its really good that this collection has some appealing cut & sews- I'm not really interested in the Made in Bulgaria denim offerings at all...


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 10:51pm
Model fit images from Levi's- 2018






Posted By: ajando3500
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2020 at 10:58am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

LVC SS2020




Starting with this season, LVC outsourced all of its raw denim construction to Bulgaria (I think the rigid 505 may still be made in Turkey?), and resourced its denim from Japanese mill Kaihara, replacing Cone as a supplier.



Where do you find those catalog images? cause i have the lookbook in pdf, but not the actual catalog Shocked


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2020 at 7:26pm
^I cobbled it together, its not an official catalog.
 Hence the misspellings...


Posted By: ajando3500
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2020 at 2:39am
^This collection is so cool. I love the 70's style batwing graphic tee and i think is the only levi's graphic tee i will actualy wear.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2020 at 7:47pm
CULTIZM MODEL FITS







Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 08 May 2020 at 9:14am
Absolutely loving this topic and the catalogues and booklets are super interesting and informative; keep up the great work.


Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 7:33am
There is a mention earlier in the thread about problems with the 2013 collection/book and the books being burned. I have a copy of the book and it’s beautiful. What’s the story about this?


Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 7:43am
I’ve just been looking through my look books and there is an A4 size catalogue that was produced for the Fall/Winter collection, Banned USA.


Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 8:11am
That should read Fall/Winter 2000 collection.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Gumball100 Gumball100 wrote:

There is a mention earlier in the thread about problems with the 2013 collection/book and the books being burned. I have a copy of the book and it’s beautiful. What’s the story about this?


We had a riveted pair of pants that were found in a 1874 trash dump, these pants were constructed like Levi’s, but they
Had blank rivets and were made of light weight 2x1 denim. It took almost 15 years to find evidence, that would then
Back up what we always thought was true about what a 1873 pair of Levi’s looked like- We found two pieces, first was a
Piece of duck Levi, it had blank rivets ( usually Levi rivets are stamped - pat May 1873 LS &Co S.F) This duck piece luckily
Had branded Levi Strauss suspenders buttons...so proof that 1873-74 Levi’s had blank rivets. The second piece we found was a waistband Levi piece, with branded buttons and branded rivets, most important, this piece was made of light weight
2x1 denim....During the 1870’s, most makers at that time were making 2x1 denim pants- now we had proof that Levi was making them too.

We found these Levi pieces in 2011, we finally had enough evidence to back up what we thought all along, the 2x1 denim pant, with blank rivets and no arcs on the back pocket, was a Levi pant....Now this goes against What was coming out of the Levi Archives then and now. Starting in 2012, our friends at LVC, wanted to make our 1873 2x1 Levi pants, so without checking with the Levi archives first...LVC proceeded to start making our pants, they had thousands of yards of special denim, milled in Japan- then they made the look books with the story of how they were found....the look books were finished and printed, the fabric was made, and sample pants were made.

At this point- the project was almost done, then the Archive finds out about the project ( I assume the Levi Lawyers catch wind of the project?) This is where things go south- the head designer gets called into a meeting, his job was on the line,
The project was halted, the look books were destroyed ( but this was after at least 200 books made it out to Europe)
Head designer keeps his job- so that’s most of the story- in 2013 we had a meeting with the head of the Levi Archives- Mr
Randal- Nonriveted and I, plus a few Levi employees met to discuss our 1873 Levi’s, we brought the pants for the head of the archives to look at....The meeting was supposed to be just me and Lynn ( head of the archives) Lynn and I had different opinions on Levi history- there was no F-ing way I was going to meet alone with her.....so I brought some friends.


Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 11:44am
Wow, fascinating stuff, thanks


Posted By: Sympathy-4-The-Denim
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 12:01pm
@sansome, a very interesting story. thanks for sharing! i think i luckily hold a copy of the books.  always wondered why that pair never made it to the stores, never was seen on ebay etc... i love the detail of watchpockt rising up the half of the waistband btw.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 12:18pm
Originally posted by Sympathy-4-The-Denim Sympathy-4-The-Denim wrote:

@samsome, a very interesting story.  i think i hold a copy of the books.  always wondered why that pair never made it to the stores, never was seen on ebay etc... i love the detail of watchpockt rising up the half of the waistband btw.


Warehouse copied that detail early on, my Japanese dealer friend at the time, he brought a warehouse guy over ( had no idea who he was at the time) The warehouse guy took detailed photos of our 1873 Levi’s, and that watch pocket- almost at the top of the waistband was incorporated into...I believe the whiskey cats IIRC.... Don’t know if I ever told this story- same visit- warehouse guy wanted to try chewing tobacco for the first time( he never had tobacco before) My Japanese dealer friend laughed- he knew what was about to happen. I opened the can- warehouse guy pinched a good amount, he started
To put in on his tongue- we both said NO No- I showed him, where to put it, he did, he spit once....then he stumbled, then he went over to the bushes and spit it out of his mouth, then he started coughing and came so close to puking....four years later I met him again in Japan....we both gave a big smile- it was then when I knew who he was.... That watch pocket is a sum bitch to get things in and out of.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 1:05pm
any pics of the 1873 pants (or repros?)


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 1:34pm
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

any pics of the 1873 pants (or repros?)


I think I have 2 friends that bought some pairs on EBay? I think 6-7 pairs exist?
I have pictures of the original- the originals are also in Jeans of the old west, and
The 2013 look book that I posted on page 3?


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 13 May 2020 at 9:54pm
Spring cleaning came up with this LVC magazine -2013 LVC blank check/Money to burn days.
This was a magazine that was being handed out at their million dollar 2 day party
in Malibu, They were Re-launching Orange tab,it was 70's themed with Dave Grohl
covering Rolling Stones songs, seemed like over a thousand people were there...Free
food and drink, the $$$ that was spent Shocked


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A pic of the event.


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Oh yea- Levi ads in this mag.

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out of order

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I'll post the rest tomorrow.























Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 4:23am
Have to say that's a pretty great magazine.
I don't know much about the 70's, but the advertising and everything seems to be dead on.
Really like the "I'm from planet Levi's, take me to your closet" bit.


Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 6:10am
That was an impressive marketing campaign around that seasons launch. Levis also had a “radio station” website that would stream music with Disk Jockey riffing in between sets.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 6:50am
Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:

That was an impressive marketing campaign around that seasons launch. Levis also had a “radio station” website that would stream music with Disk Jockey riffing in between sets.


It was insane, so over the top back then, you couldn’t help but notice.... and think to yourself- this isn’t happening again.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 7:02am
Originally posted by Broark Broark wrote:

Have to say that's a pretty great magazine.
I don't know much about the 70's, but the advertising and everything seems to be dead on.
Really like the "I'm from planet Levi's, take me to your closet" bit.


Great job on the ads for sure, the party shots reminded me of the staged party shots I’ve seen in clutch magazine....If your at a Rising Sun party- many of times I’ve seen the Japanese photo shoots- the action and excitement of the party- doesn’t match the picture.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 9:13am
2008 heading back to camp from a 10 hour dig ,exhausted, going about 35 mph, no helmet, I looked back to see where my father-in-law was, I was so tired- when i looked back...I took my left hand off the motorcycle grip and at the same time while looking back, I turned the bars with my right hand to the left- the split second, when my face was hitting the front tire- then the ground...In a split second
I thought (I can't believe this is happening) It only takes a fraction of a second to go over the bars and slam your face into the ground going 35mph-

That was a shit day wearing a pair of Levi's

edit- I broke my nose for the first time. I have pics somewhere

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more pages

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 10:27am
That was an incredible advertising campaign, and the orange tab MIA line was a bit of genius- would’ve been interesting to see where that went if Levi’s upper management hadn’t become so typically bottom-line and vision lacking abruptly thereafter.
Does anyone remember- there was a thread here about a secret giveaway to denimbro members of a new model from a major producer- I think everyone had figured out it was LVC pretty quickly, right? They came to me with the idea, it was to be 50 pairs and the new 551zxx if I recall correctly. After I had announced it and started signing people up they suddenly changed their mind and, after multiple attempts to get an update, I was informed that upper management had “decided to go a different direction”. I was lucky to get 3-4 pairs to give away on the forum after some complaining.
I think that was the same time they started pulling support from LVC’s pr, reducing offerings, closed the LVC flagship store. A long steady decline to this point.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 11:29am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

That was an incredible advertising campaign, and the orange tab MIA line was a bit of genius- would’ve been interesting to see where that went if Levi’s upper management hadn’t become so typically bottom-line and vision lacking abruptly thereafter.
Does anyone remember- there was a thread here about a secret giveaway to denimbro members of a new model from a major producer- I think everyone had figured out it was LVC pretty quickly, right? They came to me with the idea, it was to be 50 pairs and the new 551zxx if I recall correctly. After I had announced it and started signing people up they suddenly changed their mind and, after multiple attempts to get an update, I was informed that upper management had “decided to go a different direction”. I was lucky to get 3-4 pairs to give away on the forum after some complaining.
I think that was the same time they started pulling support from LVC’s pr, reducing offerings, closed the LVC flagship store. A long steady decline to this point.


Maurizio spells it out in the 2011 interview he did, in- Inventory magazine- I’ll post it later- when the new CEO
Came on, he was giving LVC 2-3 years to make its way- to be profitable, 2014 was the beginning of LVC being
Dismantled....starting in 2016-2017? It was only 1 person, a year later they were given 1 assistant.
Now with company going public- It’s over Johnny


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 11:51am
For me, LVC became terminal when they closed the Valencia St. factory, and it finally expired with the closure of Cone’s White Oak plant. I think the last LVC piece I purchased was the 1915 jeans when they were first released. I just couldn’t get over the lack in quality of details like the buttons and pocket bags. I’m honestly shocked it’s lasted this long.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 12:29pm
It really is sad, isn’t it? LVC could have been the worlds preeminent repro maker. All that history and early vision squandered in the quest for corporate profit.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 7:36pm
Maurizio interview 2010 Inventory (RIP)


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First and only time in Amsterdam- we took a bike ride over to the LVC offices (in a stadium)
Maurizio had just stepped
down from Levi...This was in the first of July 2012.



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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 16 May 2020 at 6:14pm
I'm not really sure if this 2013 flame belt ever went into production? I had 3 at one time, found this one today in the shed, i believe I have one more if anyone is interested in one, I don't see needing more than 1- Here it is in the 2013 look book


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Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 16 May 2020 at 7:26pm
That was and continues to be my favorite LVC collection. I love the SoCal hotrod stuff, I still own 3 of the shirts and wear them regularly, the skull, shirt, the pink eye ball shirt and the blue button up with the ringed planets on it.
Come to think of it, I bought one of the shorthorns from Mr Randal after he moved on from it too. The black and yellow one. I might have even owned the pink and blue shorthorn from that season too


If that flame belt is anywhere around a 32” waist I’d love to have it mike, you know, for posterity’s sake.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 16 May 2020 at 8:14pm
Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:

That was and continues to be my favorite LVC collection. I love the SoCal hotrod stuff, I still own 3 of the shirts and wear them regularly, the skull, shirt, the pink eye ball shirt and the blue button up with the ringed planets on it.
Come to think of it, I bought one of the shorthorns from Mr Randal after he moved on from it too. The black and yellow one. I might have even owned the pink and blue shorthorn from that season too


If that flame belt is anywhere around a 32” waist I’d love to have it mike, you know, for posterity’s sake.




Let me hunt down my other belt- this should go all the way down to a 28-30
I'll hunt for my second one, then let you at this one.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 20 May 2020 at 5:43pm
Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:

That was and continues to be my favorite LVC collection. I love the SoCal hotrod stuff, I still own 3 of the shirts and wear them regularly, the skull, shirt, the pink eye ball shirt and the blue button up with the ringed planets on it.
Come to think of it, I bought one of the shorthorns from Mr Randal after he moved on from it too. The black and yellow one. I might have even owned the pink and blue shorthorn from that season too


If that flame belt is anywhere around a 32” waist I’d love to have it mike, you know, for posterity’s sake.


Found my other flame 🔥 belt- DM me here or Instagram


Posted By: LazyS
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:

That was and continues to be my favorite LVC collection. I love the SoCal hotrod stuff, I still own 3 of the shirts and wear them regularly, the skull, shirt, the pink eye ball shirt and the blue button up with the ringed planets on it.
Come to think of it, I bought one of the shorthorns from Mr Randal after he moved on from it too. The black and yellow one. I might have even owned the pink and blue shorthorn from that season too


If that flame belt is anywhere around a 32” waist I’d love to have it mike, you know, for posterity’s sake.


where did you get the space shirt? I've been looking forever but only saw a couple xtra-smalls floating around.

Does anyone know anything similar available?


Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 24 May 2020 at 8:45am
Originally posted by LazyS LazyS wrote:

Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:

That was and continues to be my favorite LVC collection. I love the SoCal hotrod stuff, I still own 3 of the shirts and wear them regularly, the skull, shirt, the pink eye ball shirt and the blue button up with the ringed planets on it.
Come to think of it, I bought one of the shorthorns from Mr Randal after he moved on from it too. The black and yellow one. I might have even owned the pink and blue shorthorn from that season too


If that flame belt is anywhere around a 32” waist I’d love to have it mike, you know, for posterity’s sake.


where did you get the space shirt? I've been looking forever but only saw a couple xtra-smalls floating around.

Does anyone know anything similar available?


A seller on eBay had several and I snagged one. It’s a small, but fits big, I’m usually a medium in LVC stuff. I need to thin out my closet and was thinking of selling it. DM if you’re interested.


Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 8:12am
Has anyone had sight of the Fall 20 collection yet if there is one?


Posted By: skyrunner
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 12:26pm
There is a fall winter 2020 collection 70s 80s punk theme as far as I know, (or as least that is in the works) I can't find any info online anywhere though,  As soon as I do I will.




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"your mother ate my dog"
"not all of it"!!!!!


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by Gumball100 Gumball100 wrote:

Has anyone had sight of the Fall 20 collection yet if there is one?


I will try and ask Paul O’neil for some details, with a little coaxing,
I can get it out of him.


Posted By: LazyS
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 1:36pm
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Posted By: Gumball100
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2020 at 3:52am
Great stuff, many thanks


Posted By: zerfas
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 2:24pm
Hey Admin,
I purchased from Ebay a copy of the SS 2007 Lookbook. I can upload it if you like...


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by zerfas zerfas wrote:

Hey Admin,
I purchased from Ebay a copy of the SS 2007 Lookbook. I can upload it if you like...

Sure-have at it.


Posted By: zerfas
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 9:47am
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Posted By: zerfas
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 9:49am
These are the links for the images of the SS2007 Lookbook... I never uploaded images in Forums so i beg your pardon Admins if I did something wrong :)


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 10:28am
Originally posted by zerfas zerfas wrote:

These are the links for the images of the SS2007 Lookbook... I never uploaded images in Forums so i beg your pardon Admins if I did something wrong :)


When I get time, I can screen shot the images- then host them myself....and put them in the proper place.

First image is interesting, the bunk house jeans- since then, they were stolen a few years back....it was a smash
And dash- the display case was broken, in the Levi lobby- and the jeans were never recovered.


Posted By: skyrunner
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 11:52am
Thanks for this Zerfaz its great to see some old seasons I've still got a few of the t shirts from that season.

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"your mother ate my dog"
"not all of it"!!!!!


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 1:30pm
Zerfas- thanks for posting, I took screen shots of all the images
And I’ll post later.


Posted By: silencejoe
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 5:30am
Originally posted by zerfas zerfas wrote:

These are the links for the images of the SS2007 Lookbook... I never uploaded images in Forums so i beg your pardon Admins if I did something wrong :)


Credit to Zerfas pictures, i just help to post this image
For your information, in your url if you point to the picture and hold it for 1or 2 second, it will show you some option , something lile View image, select view image it will go to the url end with .jpg, you just need to copy that url and post here





























Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 7:56am
I have a few of the bunkhouse bandanas that we’re given away- thanks silence-J for posting those
Pics.


Posted By: huntburton
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 7:38am
I got a printed lookbook from the FW 2003 collection, format must be A5. Is there interest for postiing pictures?


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2021 at 7:46am
Always an interest.


Posted By: skyrunner
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2021 at 3:11am
Yes always an interest indeed!!!

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"your mother ate my dog"
"not all of it"!!!!!


Posted By: huntburton
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2021 at 10:59pm
Hey,

here are some examples from the book. I took some sites with the most ionic items from this season, like the Black Blue Leather Jacket. The whole book got nearly 70 sites.
Never seen another one of this book, until I got it, I thought in this era only the items got the small hang tags with catalogs.

Sorry, if it's not the right way to post picutres here. I'm not really firm with it. :)

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