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.
Antique jeans effect means the denim finish achieved by sanding, washing and hand-making new jeans look aged.
Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee. In 1889, they opened the garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuits was created, followed by the first-ever “Overall” in 1920 – laying the foundation for Lee’s early growth. Read more..
Red lines are a term used by collectors to determinate jeans made before 1986, which have a red line running up the seam.
Old 28 29 inch shuttle looms produced denim where selvage closed. Vintage Levi’s jeans had a single red stripe along both selvages. Lee had a blue/green with one; Wrangler’s was yellow. When vintage shopping for jeans wore check jackets and jeans for selvage because they are a great clue to the real thing!
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 yarn. Read more..