Levi's Vintage Clothing comes to TGD
Posted by Lee Goldup on August 16, 2013
One of our favourite brands of all time has joined us at TGD. Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a celebration of all the greatest elements of the Levi’s archive. Introduced in 1999, it spans their 140 year history and cherry picks the very best items. All the items are reproduced to a level of detail that commands attention. The jeans are made from ring spun denim woven on the same looms that have been used for 100 years in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The 1947 501 is one of the most recognised silhouettes in the Levi's history. Considered to be the jean of a new generation, these jeans were made in high post WWII demand and given a slimmer fit and less detailing. They benefited from new double needle technology, the famed double arching stitch was now uniform in size and design, no longer subject to the skill of the individual sewing machine operator and her single needle machine. Made with 14 oz red line Cone Mills denim and finished with a button fly. The 1947 is slim and straight through the legs and has a high rise. These jeans are pre-shrunk and have the classic Big 'E' tab on the pocket.
The 1954 501 were considered to be Levi’s big return after WW2. In 1954 Levi's took their 501 jeans to the East Coast of American, which was a completely new territory for them. To maximise market appeal they added a zip fly, which although lead to a huge increase in sales, displeased some of their older customers. These jeans are pre-shrunk and made from 100% Cotton / Red Selvedge. They have the Big 'E' tab on the pocket and come with a slightly tapered fit.
The 1967 505 were the first pair of pre-shrunk dry denim jeans made by Levi’s. They feature the classic 5 pocket design and have a slim regular leg with a slight taper towards the hem from the knee. Only the 1954 501 has a narrower hem than these.They are made from 100% cotton rigid sanforized selvedge denim and feature the classic Big 'E' Levi's red tab on the back pocket. They are finished with Zip fly and a copper waistband button.
In addition to the above denim we also have sweatshirts an t-shirts from the mighty LVC. Shop the range here