Worn-Out ‘Levi’s Vintage Clothing’ 501XX Big E (Valencia Street) Jean

Recently I bought this Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501 Big E, 1947 model, re-production. This jean is really heavy worn by it’s pre-owner, the jean was bought as a raw denim and is totally destroyed within the years. The jean is one of the last productions from the famous Valencia Street factory in San Francisco, U.S.A. Levi’s decided to close this factory in the year 2002. This jean is made around 2000 as the button indicates the number 555. The pre-owner used this jean the last years as a worker and painting pant.

This particular 1947 model is still one of the most iconic 501 models in history. It features some really modern features: red tab, five pockets and belt loops: the suspender buttons, cinch, and crotch rivet have gone forever. The jeans still have a leather 2-horse patch, and the red tab is single-sided, and it has the word LEVI’S printed on one side only in capital which means that this is a Big E. This 1947 – 501 model was slimmer than pre-war models.

Check this really heavy worn-out Levi’s Jean here below. A true beauty and a great addition in my private collection.

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Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(40)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(41)Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(24)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(25)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(38)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(37)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(36)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(28)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(26)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(21)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(35)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(22)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(27)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(29)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(30)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(33)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(31)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(34)

Levi's vintage clothing LVC long john blog worn-out old blue denim jeans handmade selvage selvadge valencia street button #555 made usa leather patch single stiched big E(32)

http://levisvintageclothing.com

Denham Jeans X Converse ‘Jack Purcell’ Collaboration

Denham Jeans is coming with a brilliant collaboration with the classic smiling Jack Purcell sneaker from Converse. This sneaker is for years a must have for denimheads and it’s also Jason Denham’s favourite. He collected hundreds of this specific style through the years so it was always a dream to create his own pair. One of the best details is the heel where both famous signs comes together to make the smile complete! I already spotted this great collab at the summer edition of the Bread & Butter fair, but finally they will be available in their stores. The collab is made in two colours, black and white, and available in limited quantities. Thursday 10th of April is the official launch of the 1st Edition Converse Jack Purcell X Denham sneaker.

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Denham jeans amsterdam long john blog jason denham jack purcell collab collabo limited edition white black smile nose footwear usa converse special raw selvage selvedge vivian holla joep polack prinsengracht store winkel (1)

Denham jeans amsterdam long john blog jason denham jack purcell collab collabo limited edition white black smile nose footwear usa converse special raw selvage selvedge vivian holla joep polack prinsengracht store winkel

Denham jeans amsterdam long john blog jason denham jack purcell collab collabo limited edition white black smile nose footwear usa converse special raw selvage selvedge vivian holla joep polack prinsengracht store winkel  (3)  www.denhamthejeanmaker.com & www.converse.com

Kings Of Indigo (K.O.I.) Repair Tour At De Bijenkorf (NL)

The Kings Of Indigo (K.O.I.) denim brand hooked up with the craft students from
Jean School in Amsterdam. Together they did a denim tour through four big
cities in Holland: The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. They
repaired old and worn-out denims at the luxury warehouse De Bijenkorf in those
cities. The repair tour is ended and below are some images for those how missed it!

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koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (3)

koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (8)

koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (6)

koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (5)

koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (4)

koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (7)

koi kings of indigo long john blog tony tonnaer jeans denim bijenkorf shop store event repair kit 2014 special handmade jean school amsterdam handmade rigid selvage (1)

www.kingsofindigo.com

G-Star X Code Magazine: The Unofficial Pant

Dutch magazine CODE will drop their first German issue this Friday the 28th of March at Urban Spree in Berlin (Germany). To celebrate this issue they collaborate with G-star and made an exclusive limited edition jean. Check out the video to watch the collaboration in process, as CODE Fashion Director Kanako B. Koga works with the G-Star RAW Atelier team. G-Star X CODE the Unofficial: available 29th March exclusively from G-Star Berlin stores – Kudam and Oranienburgerstrasse.

www.g-star.com & www.codemagazine.eu

The Pepe Miner Jeans Saga Continues…

Yesterday I received an email about the two previous Pepe ‘Miner’ Jeans posts. This time from Trevor Lough, Trevor was 12 years the art director at Pepe Jeans. He still also owns the jacket after all these years. It’s now 16 years old and never washed yet! Through all the years of hard wearing the jacket got some characteristic damages; the neck label is destroyed, a massive cigarette burned in the cuff and it also has a small flick-knife slash in one of the front plackets.

All in all it’s so great that a lot of people are digging in their private denim collection to show their classic Pepe Miner Jeans item with pride! Thanks a lot for sharing Trevor, Cheers! Who’s next?

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www.pepejeans.com

Pepe Jeans Miner + Jacket From Johan Honig

Received a lot of positive reactions on the Pepe Miner Jeans yesterday. Also denimhead Johan Honig from Holland contacted me about this post. He has also a Miner jean in his private collection from that area, a little bit different than the post, and the original jacket. Johan was lucky to get a signature in his pizza box packaging from the designer from this Miner jean, Jason Denham. Jason started after his Pepe Jeans experience his own denim adventure with Blue Blood (togehter with Steve te Pas) and is the founder of the now famous Denham brand. The Pepe Miner pizza box was designed by Boy Bastiaens, a real craftsman from the South of Holland! He’s truly my favourite branding specialist! What a great combination!

Pepe Jeans was a start-up for a lot of now really successful people, the dream team consisted people like Rob Dunk (co-founder G-star and now Manic Monkeys), Karl Heinz Muller (Bread & Butter fair and 14oz Stores), Steve Te Pas (Good Genes), Jason Denham (Denham), James Veenhoff (Jean School), Tony Tonnear (K.O.I. Jeans), Martijn te Riele (Apxpress), Tim Brown, Trevor Lough & Shari Lee Gumbs.

Below some impressions of the Pepe Miner Jean and jacket from my denim friend Johan Honig. Thanks for sending these pics buddy!

www.pepejeans.com

Pepe Jeans Denim Deluxe Miner From 1998

Today I can show you another denim treasure from Martijn te Riele, a Pepe Jeans Denim Deluxe Miner from 1998. The UK, London based, denim brand from 1973 made with this jean a real statement at the time. The miner jean was packed in a pizza box and the jean itself featured all the classic details; crotch rivet, 24 dip dye Japanese red selvage fabric, hidden rivets, waistband cinch, selvage coin/watch pocket and a high rise fit. Thanks Martijn for sharing this deadstock Pepe Jeans. Enjoy Part 3 of Martijn’s treasures.

www.pepejeans.com

Vintage Lee Jeans Union Made Dungarees

This vintage Lee Jeans ‘Union Made’ Dungarees is a treasure from Martijn te Riele from Holland. Last year I already showed some highlights of his private collection. (Check it here: www.long-john.nl/top-5-vintage-denim-items-by-martijn-te-riele-from-utrecht-nl) This classic Lee item is made from 11.5oz jelt denim fabric. It contains a hidden selvage in the out seams and chest pocket. The donut buttons with the laurel leaves refers to a period early ’40′s. All suppliers had to use spare parts that were on stock instead of personalized buttons, because during World War 2 some of the raw materials were very rare. The dungaree had a really nice worn-out fade and is a true master piece. Received some more beautiful pictures from his private collection which I will share later! Thanks Martijn, hope to see you soon!

 http://eu.lee.com

New Bracelet Brand ‘Pig & Hen’ From Amsterdam

Pig & Hen is a new handmade bracelet product from Amsterdam-Noord (NL), made for men. The materials are used in shipbuilding, and are all stronger than steel and will last your lifetime. The strongest line they use has a tensile strength of 3400 kg. The bracelets will age nicely within time. Good luck Rutger Versluis with this new adventure!

http://pigandhen.nl

Levi’s Denim Art Contest Catalogue From 1974

The early 1970′s were all about decorating your favorite jeans and denim jackets, to make these pieces truly yours and a reflection of your personality and your art. In 1973, Levi’s Jeans decided to have fun with this concept and launched the “Levi’s Denim Art Contest.” Consumers were invited to send slides of their patched, customized, embroidered and otherwise embellished Levi’s jeans and jackets.

Publisher Squarebooks published a small book in 1974 with all the winners. The jeans, jackets, and shirts went on display at museums all over the United States. For years I own a copy of this nice hard to find book, below some images of the winners.

www.levis.com

Worn-Out Projects X Eat Dust Jeans Fit 73

Received some nice pics from this great worn-out Eat Dust jean from my buddy Wouter Reimert who’s working at Vif Jeans store (www.vifjeans.nl) in Rijssen, NL. The jean is from a store customer which gave the jean a hard treatment for 15 months. Let the pics speak for themself. Looking forward how the jean looks after 24 months!

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  • Owner: Tim Segers from Holland
  • Brand: Eat Dust, fit 73. 13,25oz double ring Japanese indigo blue selvage denim
  • Age: 15 months
  • Treatment: One wash

http://eatdust.bigcartel.com

Send your worn-out denim project to: info@long-john.nl