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501 LOT number Levi’s jean

501 LOT number Levi’s jean. 1853 Levi Strauss arrives in San Francisco and opens a wholesale dry goods business, selling clothing, blankets, handkerchiefs etc.

Big E

Big E, to collectors, Levi’s 501’s made before 1971, which have a capital E in the word Levi’s on the red pocket tab.

Levi’s Strauss Type III

Levi’s Strauss Type III. In 1960, Levi Strauss introduced a radically new version of the Type II jackets with the LOT number 557XX, by most people known as the trucker jacket. The most significant difference visually; narrower and pointy front pockets, seams go from the pockets and down.

Red cast

The red cast is the organic blue, which is also known as happy days, has a slightly reddish tint. It was used by Levi’s to make the Big E. The dying formula originally included some real corn syrup.

Slub Yarn

Slub yarn is a spun purposely to look irregular in shape length and diameter. Usually, slub yarns are very regular in repeat and size. Slub refers to thick or heavy places in the thread.