Jeans with a waist measurement of 32-inches to 36-inches, and a length measurement of 30-inches to 32-inches 'are going to be worth the most money.'Thanks to the popularity of the Western movie and stars like John Wayne, blue jeans, which were originally designed as prospectors working britches, have gained the irresistible aura of romance and adventure.
The red tab on a pair of 501s’ right-back pocket is one way of dating a pair of Levi’s.
As Alice Wells and Jennifer Francis (co-founders of Kindred Black, a secret weapon source for vintage denim) tell us, "there is such variety right now — the beauty of vintage jeans is that they’re so versatile.
Designer Resources Designer History Fashion Windows Fashion at – Lots of info here!
(beware of pop ups) Infomat’s Who’s Who – includes new designers Mode a Paris – Great info Hawaiian Resources Hawaiian Buttons This is from the book – Hawaiian Shirt Designs – Nancy N. The Hawaiian Shirt – Its Art & History – Thomas Steele Vintage Hawaiian Shirt – So many Hawaiian shirts, so Little time!
(Wedgie jeans are styled after vintage for a reason.) Different brands are also geared toward different bodies.
According to Janet Sung from Denim Refinery, "Wrangler and Lee have less discrepancy between the waist and hip size, so they’re better brands for ladies with less hip." Meanwhile, Levi’s and Calvin Klein are made to accommodate curves, and don’t forget that many of the coolest pairs will come from the men’s section.
Where to Buy: e Bay, Etsy, Jordache, Tictail, your local thrift shop.