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Offline Graeme

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Re: Levi's
« Reply #90 on: August 23, 2018, 12:37:12 pm »
LVC Safari Jacket, based on a seventies pattern. It looks like the lovechild of a Type III and a Norfolk jacket, and could be a cousin of the Zig Zag leather jacket I took a shine to a few months back.

"LVC Safari Jacket"

More details at Heddels, and it's available from Levi's or Canoe Club. (The latter is $100 cheaper!)

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Re: Levi's
« Reply #91 on: August 23, 2018, 01:02:26 pm »
That thing reminds me of the Coat the Mother of a Friend of mine used to wear 15 years ago, she had sewn it herself and decorated it with yellow Duck (the Animal not the Fabric) Patches  :D


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Re: Levi's
« Reply #93 on: August 27, 2018, 02:41:43 pm »
I saw one of the LVC Safari Jackets at Pickings and Parry today. Chris (the owner) got it in for Jack, one of the barbers who works there.

I did like it, though the finish isn't as nice as an Iron Heart jacket. (Then again, what is?) The chest pockets aren't functional, and the flaps are riveted shut.

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Re: Levi's
« Reply #94 on: August 28, 2018, 12:40:01 am »
I saw one of the LVC Safari Jackets at Pickings and Parry today. Chris (the owner) got it in for Jack, one of the barbers who works there.

I did like it, though the finish isn't as nice as an Iron Heart jacket. (Then again, what is?) The chest pockets aren't functional, and the flaps are riveted shut.




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Re: Levi's
« Reply #95 on: October 18, 2018, 04:18:52 pm »
What the heck is going on with the construction of Levis?  I've been buying 541s as a standard 'smart' looking jean for years- lightweight, tapered, relaxed thigh and ass- basically the only jeans I've ever found off the shelf that fit me perfectly.  I bought all my old pairs around the UK, but this week I picked up 3 new pairs from Texas.  The fit still works but the details REALLY changed, and they look so much cheaper now...

Hello crappy cardboard, goodbye pleather"IMG_4427.JPG"Nicely cut, square pockets are no more"IMG_4431.JPG"
They've cut back on the stitching on belt loops
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The inseam has changed. Overlock is out, and flat-felled is in.
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Bar-tack moved down so the pocket isn't held tight and can catch now
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Chain stitched hem is no more. Why?
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Saving stitches again inside the fly.
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Basically all the historic little details that separated the jeans from your run of the mill mall-jeans are gone. E.g. all the little features Iron Heart and other high end jeans manufacturers also pride themselves on observing are gone.  Way to no longer differentiate yourselves, Levis...  :-[
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