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Help w/ unusual stamp on Levi's label - jacket, 70505, 60s ?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by cloudsofviolet, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. cloudsofviolet

    cloudsofviolet Registered Guest


    Got this jacket and I would like to know if the stamp has any purpose or use, or if the jacket is indeed 60s

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  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

    Hmm... this one is tough. There's a Big E which would date it to early 70s at the very latest but that care label looks 70s at the earliest. Also, Levi's was known for putting care instructions on the back of the labels, the front directing the consumer to the verso side for instructions.

    What is the serial number on the patch label? I would look into that a little for clues.

    I would spend some time with the Heddel's checklist and slow and steady go down the list till you narrow it down. There are stitching color combos used that might help you. Also the buttons... it's a LOT to look at, I know.

    Good mystery!
  3. cloudsofviolet

    cloudsofviolet Registered Guest

    thank you!!


    Yeah, I was a little put off as there were so many out there . . . but I've kind of narrowed it down a bit, still not sure but I wouldn't say its rare

    Uploaded some photos of color combos stitching =)
  4. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

  5. cloudsofviolet

    cloudsofviolet Registered Guest

    Can I send you a direct message / inbox message / email through the system? I found something some more info on a website called Second Sunrise of someone named douglas luhanko.
  6. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

    Post here. Then all can benefit from the thinking aloud and learning. : )
  7. cloudsofviolet

    cloudsofviolet Registered Guest

    Thank you.
    I will post link to article :

    my comment on article:

    I have a 70505 0217 jacket w 52 on the rivets, big R and a approx '71 (based on heddles and other sources) care label attached the normal way (non-paper care label), wpl 423

    Is it somewhat possible the jacket was made by levi's in the 60s or 71? or more likely an LVC .
    Looking at his comments, he seems to respond so hopefully something should be interesting.
  8. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

    I cannot wait to hear his reply. That care label is really throwing me... I just wouldn't bet my sweet puppy's life on it yet. ; )
  9. cloudsofviolet

    cloudsofviolet Registered Guest

    UPDATE: posted about it on a levis research group on FB that seems to be reliable and relatively informed. Got positive responses. Also found out via heddles that levis started using care instructions on their jeans in 1968, and those instructions mirror the one's on my jacket - so maybe?? And, Apparently they do show up quite a bit w/ the big E and care label so maybe there were a few months in 71 pre E change and post care labeling regulations?

    Found out more about the stamp - apparently it's the name of a shop and it or name was profiled in an special edition of a japanese street fashion magazine. going to try to get my hands on this edition, just waiting for a copy to show up cheap enough on mercuri or whatever.
  10. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

    Fascinating update!!
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