Arcurate Denim Encyclopedia
Levi’s Type II jackets (506XX). In 1953 introduces Levi Strauss Co. a new version of the classic First Edition jacket (type II, LOT 566XX) The jacket has kept the details carried from type, I. However, the most significant and visually difference was the added front pocket.
Raw denim (dry) contrary to washed denim, is a denim fabric not coated after being dyed during its production. Over time, denim will extensively fade, which is often considered desirable.
Pre-shrunk means the denim has been penetrated to make sure that the garment will shrink less than 3% in washing. And that’s just a technical way of saying that washing your jeans should not affect the fit of the garment.
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.
Ecru is the natural colour of cotton and shade is greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown.
Ageing of textiles is a term used to describe the deterioration of textile or other materials caused by gradual oxidation during storage and/or exposure to light.