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Offline Jett129

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The OG of the Denim World
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:54:02 pm »
Saw a recent ad for Levis 501s and the caption was "The OG of the Denim World". I stopped and thought for a second and realized that they just might be right about that. Can't think of anyone else,or a model of a jean that could make that claim. I don't think that Wrangler or Lee could make that claim. Any thoughts on this? Anyone here never worn Levis?

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 09:55:15 pm »
I have a pair of brown whipcord Levi's still in rotation.

They're right IMO. There were denim pants, but Levis riveted and sewed them into jeans before anyone else. I think they also added the pocketwatch and fifth pockets before anyone else.
Think it, be it.

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 10:00:58 pm »
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-origin-of-blue-jeans-89612175/

This is interesting--literally the year the rivet patent expired, enabling competing jeans, they rolled out the 501.
Think it, be it.

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 10:12:50 pm »
@Jett129 never worn Levi's, couldn't afford the repro stuff when I was in college so used to wear solely black skinny jeans. I did have an acid wash Type III which I thought was amazing but got stolen in a nightclub  :D

Giles lent me the book Ametora a few years back which gave me the first proper insight in to how a lot of it began!
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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 10:30:12 pm »
Pretty cool @AdamJ I didn't think anyone would answer yes to that question,and BAM! right off the bat. I grew up wearing Levis Shrink to Fit Raw 501s,and Lee Riders. It was my growing dissatisfaction with Levis that lead me to Google Heavyweight Denim for riding a motorcycle,and the rest is,as they say,History.

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 10:37:27 pm »
Same here.   Sat in a bathtub with my Shrink To Fits and thought, I’ll bet there’s something better out there. Shortly thereafter went down a selvedge rabbit hole and here I sit at the bottom. 

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 11:00:42 pm »
I quite enjoyed Ametora. Cool shit.
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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 06:45:40 am »
Yep, that claim is valid.
If you want to learn more about the early days and the first "jeans brands", I would suggest the book "Jeans of the old West" by Michael Harris.

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 09:13:33 pm »
Yep, that claim is valid.
If you want to learn more about the early days and the first "jeans brands", I would suggest the book "Jeans of the old West" by Michael Harris.

This.  Jeans of the Old West is a fantastic book on denim history.  Levi's in general should be considered the OG of jeans.  Doesn't mean they're the best any more, but they are certainly the OG.

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The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2022, 09:51:29 pm »
look how it turn out today as the  Japan are best denim makers as of today..


Lee, wangler and Levis old stuff is good, as Levis went mass production in the 80’s game was over for shrinkage.

There hell of a lot history in denim for sure.


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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2022, 10:02:31 pm »
@Kasi Please edit your post.  The term you used to speak about the Japanese people is considered a slur in some areas.

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Re: The OG of the Denim World
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2022, 10:13:27 pm »
Done…


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