Levi’s Vintage

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by blackrat2, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but I pre-soaked my first /DIY pair multiple times and still have indigo blue on my Redwing boots, my car seats, etc. Vanity has a price!

    Dave
     
  2. johnwayne

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    Sounding like we're all clones of each other, A2, LVC 1944's, Redwings! Talking of the latter hurrah, I've just found somewhere that repairs them here in Uk and quite local too, £80 for a re-sole a bit steep maybe but hopefully they'll come back like nicely worn in new boots! Plan to take them after Xmas.
     
  3. stanier

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    What are the Levi’s repairs like? Anyone with any experience of using them?

    Any contact details please?
     
  4. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    No idea but they have a shop in Guildford where I live
    Doesn’t Red Wing London do repairs?
    I think you can post them to there approved repairer also
     
  5. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Is that at the Red Wing store in London? I have a pair desperate for a resole.

    Yeh it sounds like we are somewhat clone-ish but that's an indication of mtual appreciation of quality (and expensive) clobber. I recall meeting up with me old mate at Brighton station one morning, my jaw dropped as soon as I twigged we were both wearing Alden Indy's, faded LVC and goat GW A-2's....... I went home and got changed sharpish
     
  6. johnwayne

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    Hi Cobblers, I do believe Redwings London store get them done at Original Cobblers Ltd in Orpington, Kent ((they should pop up if you search that name) or mailto:info@shoe-repairs.co.uk - from their website they look a very professional team!
    Cheers
    Wayne
     
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  7. CBI

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    I was at a restaurant last night, the guy serving us said, "Hey, I love your boots (they were my Red Wing Iron Rangers). My wife looked at them and rolled her eyeballs. I said, "what?". She said, "I don't get it, they're just boots" Oh well..............
     
  8. johnwayne

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    I've 3 pairs of RW's (off hand I couldn't tell what name - 2 have cream coloured sole, other has black) and much as I enjoy wearing them they aren't the best in snow/ice, not that we get much here in London but comfy and warm and now getting pricey like £300 pair, hence the repair discovery most welcome! Think they much less expensive Stateside?
     
  9. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    I believe they sell used ones in the London Store but can’t confirm
    I did grab some on EBay but sizing is all over
    I usually take 9.5/10’s and my Ironrangers 8.5
    They are roughout and look awesome with indigo staining
    I think you can drop them in Steve or as mentioned there is a cobbler who has taken on the mantle for UK repairs
    Awesome boots, pricey but look the mutts...my missus doesn’t get them either!
     
  10. stanier

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    Sorry guys we seem to have wandered off into Redwing repairs.

    I thought somebody said they’d heard Levi’s does denim repairs on LVC pieces. If anyone has contact details for that service I’d be keen to know more please. Contact details and a review would be great.

    Cheers
     
  11. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    I think any Levi’s store does
    Oh and Stuart’s of London
     
  12. johnwayne

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    Think you'll find 'any' Levi stores are actually for custom repairs for those purchased in store ie shortening leg length etc., might be wrong and certainly worth asking but with all due respect to store employees, think they might not be the best for the job.
     
  13. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Here is. NYC, the Levi’s LVC store does complimentary tailoring. They have an expert(s) there.

    - Ian
     
  14. blackrat2

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    Ok, so been wearing in two pairs of 44’s now for seemingly a lifetime
    Grant,what is the answer to getting kick ass jeans?
     
  15. stanier

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    I think the answer Blackrat is to keep wearing them...sorry....

    I keep reading that 6 months should do it, but in my case wearing a suit to work most days (I can just imagine if I wore denim!) it’s more like 6 years! Literally!
     
  16. CBI

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    The more I have gotten into this raw denim thing (been years now) I like it less and less. If one lives a somewhat sedentary lifestyle, it can take a year plus to get the fades one likes but here's the thing, one also sometimes gets sedentary lifestyle fades which means loads of odd honeycombing behind the knees and limited whispering. I guess I need to heard more cattle or something but my point is that some of the holding out ends up not being worth it............and in the process, one wears kinds of silly looking super dark jeans. Just my 2 cents (as a person who enjoys vintage more and more on others and less on me!).
     
  17. dmar836

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    It is funny that once everyone seeks the end results(just like in jackets) the process is no longer much fun. Lifestyle will eventually show so we have to focus on that. It should never come for many - We should have a bunch of size 40 jeans with only faded butts and remote control faded shapes in the pockets!
    The liking less and less comment rings true. As soon and everyone jumps onboard - no fun. And some try just too hard with the rockabilly, tattoo, etc, deal preaching individuality. Guess what> It's all been done before! Sort of reminds me of the Goths. "All non-conformists dress alike."
     
  18. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    Yep I have limited time I can wear jeans but wondered if maybe I was doing something wrong
    I have given them a soak to get some shrinkage n strachiness out but not much else
    I don’t mind being it for the long haul but was thinking maybe my soak was a no no as it released some dye n will prevent me getting some nice “fades”
    I have to say I have rather enjoyed the research in regards to the different patterns, I even had some cinch backs but think the tighter 44’s are “more me”, whilst learning about Lvc’salong the way
     
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  19. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Cool. What cinch back pattern?
     
  20. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    I have had 33’s and 37’s...the 37’s were pre washed specials, individually numbered and from Aero years ago
    The 33 were raw but think they are just a tad loose for me
     
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