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Levi’s Type III Big E Trucker Jacket w/ Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Patches

9 Oct

The Levi’s Type III Big E Jacket similar style to what is known today as the Trucker Jacket, but with small differences like no side pockets and bright orange thread. The Type III is successor to the Type II and Type I. The jacket is Big E era which makes it pre -1971, Though the style continued on for the remainder of the 70s with the small e tag.

This particular jacket is has a total of seven patches commemorating the great Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from the 1980s. Back Patches are from 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 with another undated patch on the right shoulder. The AIBF was started in 1972 and is the world’s largest balloon festival.

Vintage Levi’s 501 Big E Selvedge Jeans

18 Sep

Levi’s Big E sevledge 501s, no patch. Double sided LEVI’S red tag. Single stitched back pocket, double coin. Top button marked with an 8.

Not exactly sure the year of manufacture on these jeans, but the lack of rivets on the back pocket and double stitched coin pocket suggests these came towards the end of the big E run. These jeans also have a pretty high-rise from the crotch to top of the jean.

These jeans have that great look only obtained with age.  Major holes on the right leg with the knee hole spanning almost seam to seam. Left leg is worn heavily from the bottom of the pocket to the knee. Great denim patches of varying sizes on each leg. Another small hole on the back of left leg an upper right side hip.  Crotch wear is not too bad, though there is a small hole. Stitching is complete still.  Great whiskering around the crotch.  Some stains and some dirt that would probably clean off.

Actual measurements:
Inseam 29″
Waist 35.5″
Rise from crotch to top of waist 11.75″ front 15″ back
Top of waist to leg hem 38.25″

Vintage Levi’s 501 Style Big E Selvedge Jeans

12 Dec

Levi’s Big E sevledge 501s, no patch. Double sided LEVI’S red tag. Single stitched back and coin pocket. No markings on button backs.  Riveted rear pockets.

These old jeans have a great look to them, but are showing signs of their age. Moderate to heavy wear in the crotch, both front pockets have large holes, about a 3 inch tear in the left knee, lower stitching of the left rear pocket is coming undone (see additional photos link).  White staining down the front and back of left leg. Inside rivets have rusted and bled on to pocket lining. Middle three button-fly holes are still intact but are pretty loose when buttoned up.

Wearable as is, but could use a professional cleaning and restoration.

Actual measurements:
Inseam 28.5 inches
Waist 30.5 inches

Levi’s big E 507xx jacket – Size 38 – selvedge

23 Jul

Vintage Levi’s second generation 507xx big E selvedge denim jacket.

This jacket is in very nice condition with no holes, rips or snags. Denim is still dark and vibrant with only some lightening at pleats. Selvedge finish down the inside front, red line has since faded out. Stitching still bright and clean. Loose threads along bottom inside hem the only imperfection.

Two breast pockets, no side pockets. Waist compression tabs in the back

  • Red pocket tag reads: LEVI’S both sides
  • Inside tag reads LOT 507xx SIZE 38
  • Riveted cuff seems read L S & CO – SF -
  • Buttons read LEVI STRAUSS & CO * S.F. CAL*

Measures:
Pit to Cuff: 19 inches
Shoulder seem to Shoulder seem: 19.5 inches
Collar seem to bottom hem: 22.5 inches

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