Vintage Levi’s Short Horn

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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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Vintage Levi's Short horn Denim Shirt

Sold on eBay: Vintage Levi’s Short Horn Denim Shirt from the 1950s

This Levi’s Short Horn denim shirt from the 1950’s is one of my absolute favorite pearl snap western shirts. It’s a classic piece from the iconic American brand Levi Strauss. eBay seller “rman57″ has a history of moving top quality vintage products – this shirt is no exception. The wear and tear and excellent fading of the denim brings lots of character to this piece. I know that Levi’s is now remaking this model of shirt (and it can be found rather easily) but I don’t believe they will capture the excellence and quality of this 1950’s piece ever again.

Here are the details:

Seller: rman57 / Overland Park, KS

Price: $565.55

Label: Levi’s Short Horn / Large

Condition: “A well worn but solid shirt with some missing and some cracked pearl (snaps), a couple of small holes, a neckline fold tear and overall fading.”

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Levis Short Horn Denim Shirt 1950s | eBay.