LVC Sizing information

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  1. BlueOctoberFan New Member

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    I'm curious if someone who has a lot of LVC (cough cough, lildavid, cough cough) can post how the different years fit in comparison to the others, given that there's the following just on Cultizm...

    1880s
    1901
    1920
    1933
    1937
    1944
    1947
    1955
    1966
    1967

    Or if people can just give something general, like, "each is looser until 19xx where it starts getting slimmer..." I think that any info could be helpful on this point.
     
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    the ones I've taken so far are:

    1933 true size (sz 30. measured 32 prewash and 30 post wash)
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    1947 undersized (got these in a size 30 to begin with which means 28" post wash)
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    1947 sized correctly (got these in sz 32 for the more authentic 1947 fit. perfect waist post wash)
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    1955 true size (sz 30. they measured 31 pre wash and 29,5 post)
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    1967 sized up 1 (sz 31 for a looser fit)
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    I'll take some pics of the 1886 and 1890 tomorrow.

    Hope this is what you wanted...
     
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    Awesome, very helpful... I suppose that it's a safe assumption that the intermittant years likely fit between what you have since they wouldn't have made any huge changes that quickly. It looks like the '55 has a fuller leg from the knee down than the '47; is that correct? And is the '47 looser in the theigh?
     
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    that sized down 47 fits just great!
     
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    Actually the '55 seems to have more room in the thighs (and maybe in the leg overall) than the '47. Ditto the guy @ Cultizm when I asked: if you played football, better to go with the 1955.

    Let's wait for Lilldavid to confirm though.
     
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    I thought the 47 was the slimmest 501 fit?
     
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    The 1955 cut is roomier in the thigh and tapers more than the 1947. I guess they look wider under the knees since they have a lot of that post soak stiffness to them.
    The 1947's are a lot tighter in the waist and a bit slimmer in the thighs so that why I got them in the 32".

    1947 sz 32 post soak measurements:

    waist: 29.5"
    upper thigh: 12"
    hem: 8.5"

    1955 sz 30 post soak measurements:

    waist: 30"
    upper thigh: 12"
    hem: 8"

    for reference here are the sz 30 1947 that I wore damp for 20 min to stretch them a little after a 40 celsius wash:

    waist: 28.5"
    upper thigh: 11"
    hem: 8"


    Iwann The slimmest 501 fit is the 1966.
     
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    Where'd the pictures go?

    I'd like more pics and your thoughts on the '33s. I'm thinking about getting a pair, but I can't find fit pics anywhere.
     
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    I thought the '47s were unsanforized. Might be wrong though.
     
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    wich is the one with the slimmest thighs of the Levis?
     
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    Think it's the '66s.
     
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    66 is the slimmest cut overall, so I would guess also in the thighs...
     
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    possible, just wondering, since it's not mentioned if they are sanforized and/or selvedge...
    lack of info :p
     
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    How do you (lildavid or anyone else) find the front rise on the 1955? I'm in the market for one and I've got two different online retailers for lvc quoting me a 13 inch front rise on a 36 waist 1955.

    That seems huge, no? Does the rise shrink along with everything else when you soak?
     
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    LVCs always have huge rise because they are vintage style.:-|
     
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    thats the beauty of them...
     
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    501 33 and 37 sizing question.

    Dear all, anyone would be able to advise me on sizing on the following models of LVC 501xx raw?
    4) 1933
    5) 1937.
    My true size is 32" at 82-83cm. I wear tagged 34 on both 55 and 47 501xx which fits fine ('cept 47 abit tight). I basically followed the japan website instruction of increasing 2 inches from true waist.
    Now, I wanna start collecting and wearing these LVCs but problem is I am abit confuse about the size...on the Japanese website, it stated that for 1937 and, some Rakuten shop (Super Rag, Hinoya for eg) , 1933, should size up 3 inches.
    That means I should get 35" tag size, which 1933 does not have.
    But from most infos I gather, most LVC veterans in here and SuFu advise a size up of max 1 or 2 inches at most.
    I hope someone could shed a light on this...thanks.
     

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