Levi Strauss

Levis Denim Jacket 12

Sold on eBay: Authentic 1920’s Levi Strauss Denim Jacket for $3,000

Terrific buckle back Levi’s Denim jacket from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s sold on eBay back on April 20th.

From the listing:

“Very rarely does a significant piece of denim history like this becomes available for sale! Levi’s Jackets this old (PRE-Red Tab!) are rarely seen, especially in this awesome vintage condition!
Size 34, Lot #213, as marked on the label
Manufactured in the late 1920’s to early 1930’s, this would’ve been for sale in a General Store;
Pre-1936 (Big E) Levi’s Red Tab, Pre 506xx
Dark, stiff denim, Pleats down the front, left chest pocket with no flap;
Black Donut Hole Metal Buttons, stamped with Levi Strauss & Co.
Metal Waist Cinch in back, with very sharp prongs;
There is minor fading in normal spots of wear, along collar and elbow. One small hole on the right sleeve near shoulder seam ; Some faded spots on back. (see photos) Overall still in very good vintage condition on this 80+ year old piece!!
Truly a sought-after, desirable piece for any Levi’s collector! *ALL REASONABLE OFFERS* will be considered! Please contact me with any questions or for more info.”
Here are the auction details:

Super *RARE* Authentic Levi’s / Levi Strauss Denim Jacket / Jumper 1920s-30s

Seller: vtgrevival / Houston, TX
Price: $3,000 (Best Offer)
Label: Levi Strauss & Co
Condition: Above average vintage condition for the age
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Sold on eBay: Vintage Levi’s Short Horn Pearl Snap Western Shirt

One of the most iconic brands in American history is the Levi Strauss Co. In the 1940’s and 50’s they were producing products with labels known today as “Levi’s Short Horn” labels. You can see that in the pictures below. These were very well constructed pieces, adapted over time and made for the hard working Americans who donned them. We’ve seen others sell on eBay recently for quite impressive sale prices (see here & here).

But this one’s a little bit different – it brings the western plaid to the table and the western plaid is a favorite of mine. Now I hate to have to admit this, but it’s my guess that the plaid is the reason for the low sale price. Seriously, pre-auction I would have guessed this shirt would have sold for $500+. I blame retailers like American Eagle and Hollister for this sort of response. They hijacked the western plaid years ago and have diminished it’s value in the vintage industry. Either way, it’s a beautiful piece. I should have bought this.

From the listing:

“- FOUND IN A BARN PACKED AWAY IN TRUNK FOR 50+ YEARS
- AWAY FROM LIGHT / MOISTURE
- RARE 1940S – 50S LEVIS / LEVI’S SHORT HORN WESTERN LABEL
- BEAUTIFUL PATINA
- FABRIC IS IN GREAT SHAPE – MINOR WEAR BUT READY TO WEAR
- INSIDE AND AROUND NECK CLEAN!
- PEARL SNAPS / HARDWARE IS PERFECT – NOTHING BROKEN NOR MISSING
- SAWTOOTH WESTERN PEARL SNAP FRONT POCKETS”

 

Here are the auction details:

Seller: eddymerckx14 / Brooklyn, NY

Price: $192.50

Label: Levi’s Short Horn

Condition: “Found in a barn packed in trunk for 50+ years”

 

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