Showing posts with label Levi's Vintage Clothing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Levi's Vintage Clothing. Show all posts

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Just Arrived: Levi's Vintage Clothing


'1944 501 XX' just rolled in!

The cotton 100% T-shirts are back! (1930's and 1940's) . Simple is the best!

We have 3 different styles of Sun Set work shirts this time!


1947 501XX Rough Rinse is new this season. Great colour and texture!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Front Page


Americana at it's very best
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On Line: Levi's Vintage Clothing

We are so sorry to have kept you waiting. Although we've had the Levi's Vintage Collection for a few weeks now we've been late in making it available to those of you outside of Vancouver. 

You no longer have to wait to see what all of the fuss is about. It's online!


1947 501
Rigid Jeans: (Shrink to Fit)  
The general recommendation for rigid jeans is that you add two inches to each of your regular waist and leg measurements - your Levi's jeans will shrink-to-fit.
Remember not to alter the hem of your jeans until the shrinking process is complete, as they can shrink up to 10%.



1967 505
14 ounce sanforized denim 
These were the first pre-shrunk dry denim jeans made by the Levi's brand, the slimmer styling was in keeping with 1960s tastes. Zip-fly, classic 5 pocket design, with a copper waistband button and a two sided, big 'E' red tab. With Red selvage. 

The Capital "E" 
on the Red Tab of an authentic vintage pair of Levi's jenas is a good indicator that the jeans are over 30 years old. In 1936 the Red Tab device was place on the right back pocket of the overalls and had "LEVI'S" stitched on white capital letters, on one side only (it became double-sided in the 50's). The Red Tab device was also registered as a trademark at this time, with and without the lettering. In 1971 the Levi's brand changed the word mark to lower case so that today it reads "Levi's".


The selvage 
from 1873 to 1927 circa was plain white, but afterwards, and until 1983,  a red stitching started running through it. The now iconic "red selvage" was a clever method of identification introduced by their fabric supplier Cone Mills. It made sure that no other brand was given their super strong XX fabric by mistake, as it was made exclusively for Levi's. The XX denim used on the vintage Lev's 501 jeans stood for quality and durability.



**Shirts from the 1920's 1930's and 1940's are coming soon**



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Introducing at Lark: LEVI'S Vintage Clothing



1947's
In 1947 The post-war version of the 501® jeans starts coming off the production line. The cinch is gone forever, the rivets are put back on the watch pocket and the Arcuate is now stitched with a double-needle machine which gives it the “diamond” shape at the point where the two lines
of stitching meet. This creates the uniform look of the Arcuate, which is in contrast to previous years, when the single needle application gave each Arcuate design a unique appearance, depending on the skill of the operator.


1967's

The first television commercial for Levi’s jeans is aired.
The rivets are removed from the back pockets and replaced with bar tacking. This is due to the fact that the strong rivets eventually wore through the denim, exposing them and causing the problems that led to their being covered back in 1937: scratching furniture.
Read the entire timeline of Levi's Strauss here.

Reading not your thing? Watch this.


We are working to make these available online. If you can't wait drop us a line: shop@lark.me

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tomorrow: 3 new deliveries

Tomorrow we will have Levi's Vintage Clothing, Alexander Olch and Zeha-Berlin ready for you.

Levis Vintage Clothing is new for us, you can read a little bit about it here until we get the opportunity to tell you more ourselves. This is the very first season that this collection is available in Canada, and we are excited to be the exclusive dealers in Western Canada.