If you haven’t got time to read all the details, feel free to use this table as a basic reference point for figuring out what era your vintage Levi’s denim jacket comes from. The text was in capital letters, the “E” being the only noticably capitalised letter. Levi’s introudcted their Western wear line for both genders.
Below are examples of Levi’s modern day Western style denim shirts.
The Trucker jacket featured pointed flaps at the pockets and two side pockets.
This pointed pocket style influenced the style of Levi’s jackets in future decades, evolving into designs including the modern 70507 (below) and as a result is the style we are most familiar with today.
Western shirts are often characterised by their pearl fastening snaps.
Levi’s introuced the 557XX jacket known as the Truckers Jacket which was identified by yellow thread stitching, rather than orange which was later used towards the end of the 60s.
Pro tip: Bring a bag of no-longer-need items from your own closet to make room for any new pieces you purchase. If you get lucky and spot our famous red tab as you scan the racks for the perfect new-to-you jeans, here a few ways to help determine when they were made.
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"Except for wear marks and a few minor holes and tears, the pants, which date to around the 1880s, are pristine," according to a Levi's blog post on the acquisition.That means a newly purchased pair of 501s from back in the day would have shrunk down to fit the owner's body once it touched water."Each pair of 501s is very individualized; it also depends on how the previous owner was washing them—they could have been stretched out, or shrunken down if they were washed in super hot water," Cheung explains.If you're on a computer, your Flash player might be disabled, missing, or out of date.
Buying second-hand clothing is a sustainable way to shop, plus you never know when you might score a vintage gem. Many thrift stores put the money you spend to good use by supporting the community.
And what better way to celebrate than by visiting your local thrift shop.