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    Posted: 25 Oct 2023 at 6:13am
I have looked for the Lucky Star factory 16 in Baldwyn. There is a Lucky Star Drive and what looks as if it could be the remains of their facility there. The Notice of Petition re eligibility to apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance in the Federal Register suggests that it closed at the end of 1998.
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35,320 (TA-W) Lucky Star Industries (Co) (Petitioners) Baldwyn, MS (Location) 11/24/1998 (Date of Petition) Levi Jeans (Product).

It would be nice if there was a warehouse full of 1960s #16s.

I have 1 x 502 (Big E), 1 x 501 Little e, 1 x 502 little e, and 1 x 502 button only from a 1969 big E pair, all with 16 on the button.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sansome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2023 at 11:44am
I think it’s legit, some sort of transitional model with that cardboard sort
Of wash tag, I haven’t seen the 555 button back that far back,but that shouldn’t
Matter when it comes to the last of the redline denim used- before they changed
To the non selvedge denim.
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Hi guys !

I’ve found a redline but I have some doubts about it

Orange bar tack : never had one but ok, apparently it happens
The care label size and position ?
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Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:


1978-1981
Now referred to by collectors/thrifters as the 'double-stitched' model 501 (see previous model discussion)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some details of my pair -
 
 
 
 
The rivet on the blind side is different from the '73-78 model -
 
 
 
 
The bar-tacking on the belt-loops is shorter from 1978 onward (will update an example soon)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




These ones @Sansome
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A few months ago I posted a vintage find Levi's 501 from around 68-71. Today I was reading the first post on this thread trying to figure out some more info on these jeans as there seems to be something written just right above the numbers '501' on the patch. I couldn't figure it out. But, when I was going through the first post (thanx a looooot for all the info there!) it occurred to me that this perhaps is an 'F' grade 501. Below the picture of the post that I found (501-F) and below that the patch on my vintage pair.

Is there anybody that can tell me more about the 'F' grade and perhaps how common they are? 




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote killer b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 2021 at 7:44am
the kids all have their jeans at that length these days, wear them - you're all good. 

they look great. I had some more or less unworn 70s 501s for a while but moved them on 'cause I didn't love the fit at the time. Now, obviously, it's the exact fit I'd prefer. Ho hum. 
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Very cool back-swamp. Re the chainstitch, where do you live? It would make recommendations easier.
Helixing my inner beanie
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Here’s the fit. They’re pretty much perfect aside from the inseam. The camera is being more generous to the length than how they really look. These barely hit the ankle when worn as low on the hips as comfortable. I’m torn on whether I should commit to wearing them or keeping them as a collectible. Does anyone have any recommendations for where I can send these off for a proper chainstitch?

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Great color- it’s a shame about the hem, I’ve got short wheels- I can pull off a 28L but 26 is pretty darn short.
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Great looking pair in nice condition!
Too much Denim - too little time...
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