Dating levis labels
The 501 has gone through more than twenty makeovers in its already long life and many of the early models are difficult if not impossible to trace down today.
To indicate their rarity (and value), Levi’s themselves bought a pair of c1890 501’s in 1997 which cost them approximately 25,000 dollars!
What better choice than a classic pair of vintage Levi 501 button-fly jeans? Whether you are shopping on the web, in a vintage clothing store, thrift store or yard sale, it is important to know if you paying for real vintage or finding the jeans of a lifetime.
Dating Levis does not have to be complicated and if you have ever wondered how old a pair of Levis are --then this brief guide will give you the basics to identifying and dating vintage Levi jeans. Generally jeans from this era are called redlines IF AND ONLY IF they possess redline selvage inside the leg seam.
Only the jeans with this nice seam-work command decent dollars from this era.
This issue will also have a red pocket tab with a lowercase 'e' in Levi. This era of Levi jeans marked the transition from the famous Big E Levi's (discussed below), to the lower case 'e' red back pocket tab.
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