For vintage lovers, Paris is a fantastic city. I went there myself for the first time in August 2011 and found this treasure. On almost every street you’ll find vintage shops with bountiful selections and cheap prices that will make the hunt a feast. Close to the junction of Rue de Rivoli and Rue Vieille du Temple is a blandly looking second-hand shop that turned out to be a cornucopia of treasures.
This is a pair of deadstock Levi’s 501 “small e” jeans with the original redline selvage, chain stitched hems, bottom stamp “6″, single stitches on the inside of the back pockets, and one of the very early care tags. All in all, this means that these jeans were produced in an American factory sometime between 1971 and 1976. Therefore, I became the extremely happy owner of a genuine pair of a pair of vintage Levi’s jeans, which I even have had the pleasure to wear in myself. The price: 40 euros!
A very happy denimhunter:
Written by Thomas Bojer.