Balcony report: Levi’s Vintage Clothing LVC 501 1947

A classic is always a classic. I love Levi’s. The classic ‘v’ arcuate  back pocket and ‘2 horses pulling jeans’ leather patch design that inspired many other brands. The trademark ‘red tab’ with Capital E on vintage 501s is simply classic. I bought this a few months after PBJ (almost 3 years ago). It’s Levi’s Vintage Clothing LVC 501 1947 reproduction. At that time, I found it hard to find LVC around. The Levi’s store in SF downtown didn’t carry them only until recently. I got this at a local shop in Portland called Blake.

This LVC 501 1947 has a very different character comparing to my other Japanese selvedge jeans. The Cone Mills 14 oz fabric feels and looks somewhat stretchy to me. It has a classic slim straight fit with medium-to-high rise. From what I understand, it is the slimmest 501 out of all the classic 501s. Maybe that’s why it feels sooo tight on my thighs! The color is still quite dark, and it doesn’t fade much at all. I wore it regularly for 8-10 months and no wash yet. Later, I found that the Levi’s shop in downtown can do custom embroidery for all your Levi’s jeans. So I got my name embroidered on the top left front pocket and a bit of ‘stars’ on the rear thighs. I think the stars embroidered turned out a little bit much, but they are there now…Check out my fit and detail pics. You can also find more info for all LVC 501s reproduction here. They just launched their official site a few months back.

LVC 501 1947 tagged size 32 current measurement:

Waist = 32″
Thighs = 11″
Knee = 8″
Leg Opening = 7.75″
Front Rise = 11″
Rear Rise = 14.75″
Inseam (Hemmed) = 33.5″

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