Six antique elements of jeans
At any time, anyone: the big brother of the miners in the wild west, the hippie punk in the rebellious era, the American president who loves to take a vacation, the king of hip-hop in gold and silver, the fashion expert who does not go out with a stubborn shape, the designer who holds a model to curtain call on the stage T, may all wear a pair of jeans.
With the eternal nostalgia of fashion industry, the wash jeans full of wearing texture are undoubtedly the most attractive. The so-called "washing water" is an artificial process. Because jeans falling into water and washing will produce different degrees of falling color, and mud, coal dirt, oxidation, long-term wear (and do not wash!) and high-intensity labor will produce natural wear and tear, the traces of these years are known as "washing water". But it's impossible for someone to wear only one pair of trousers all the year round, and the good-looking washing water is difficult to achieve.
As a result, "antique jeans" began to become the target of some people. Those antique pants were worn by their former owners, leaving behind natural washing water. But how hard to find and precious a pair of trousers decades old. At this time, the jeans that were reproduced appeared -- find an antique trousers with a story, restore the original details one by one according to the textile and sewing methods at that time, and then produce them in limited quantity -- this is the "replica jeans". Although most of the mass-produced jeans also have the effect of washing water, they are old The texture is totally different with different technology. Levi's, Lee and Wrangler, the old cowboy brands, including some new Japanese brands, are doing such a job. They have developed a lot of complex and profound processing technologies: kneading, pinching, fading and grinding, all for the purpose of creating good-looking washing water.
Antique element 1: red flag
Red flag began to appear on jeans in 1936, and gradually became a very important symbol of jeans. Red flag is also an important part of replica. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the capital "e" on Levi's red flag began to turn into the lowercase "e", because the production year of replica jeans was mostly before 1971 (except for 7950183501). Many people are used to saying "replica" as "big".
Antique element 2: studs
Jeans were first called riveted pants, which shows the importance of bumping nails. In the duplicating 501, the bumpers will also vary according to the year. Generally, the bumpers for duplicating are darker, bronze, and bright copper. Also special is the 1944 replica 501, with only four bumpers. There are no bumpers on the small watch pocket, and there is no printing on the bumpers.
Antique element 3: car flower
The car flower on the back pocket is now one of the most important design positions of Niupai. The most famous Eagle car took shape around 1947. Before 1947, Levi's was a parallel line of two arcs. The radians vary according to the year. What's more special is 501 from 1942 to 1947, that is 44501, commonly known as "World War II version". At that time, in order to save materials, the back pocket car flowers were printed.
Antique element 4: buttons
When making the duplicator, we should pay attention to the button processing to have a sense of age, and it will not have brand-new buttons like mass-produced jeans. The special one is 44501, which was adopted at that time
In fact, it's not only Levi's, but also Lee and Wrangler at that time used laurel clasp, which should call for peace.
Antique element 5: selvage
Before 1983, 501 were all made of the narrow tannic fabric woven from the original hand woven fabric. This kind of cloth has not been pre shrunk, and will be shrunk by 1-2 yards in different degrees after launching. This is also the source of the legend that 501 will wash more and fit more after wearing. This kind of cloth usually has a red edge, which is called "red ear" in Japanese. Of course, there are a few early years with white cloth edge and blue line cloth edge. Opening the hem and seeing what kind of edge is also an important condition to distinguish the retro jeans.
Antique element 6: leather label
The logo of the brand is displayed on the back waist of the pants.
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