How can I tell how old my Levis are?
Levis imprints a number on the back of its button. The corresponding number can also be found on the care tag (if present) and is a good way to double check if the imprinted number had begun to fade. Here is a relatively complete source on what the button number means, and where the jeans were made.
How old is my Levis shirt?
Does it have an intact Levis label in the back of the inside neck? If yes, and the lot number is readable (lower left corner) you can check the lot number. If its tagged “557” followed by “XX” then its older than 1971 e.g. 70505 (slightly longer, introduced around 68).
When did Levis stop making jeans in USA?
2003 By the end of 2003, the closure of Levis last US factory in San Antonio ended 150 years of jeans made in the United States. Production of a few higher-end, more expensive styles of jeans resumed in the US several years later.
How do you date Levis Big E?
If theres a Big E on it, youre well on your way to the big jackpot. If the red tab only has lettering on one side (the one facing the front) the jeans are pre-1955. Still, if its a small e red tab has your find might still be worth buying. The iconic Levis red tab with a Big E.
What are the most expensive Levis jeans?
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most valuable jeans are a 155-year-old pair of Levis 501, bought by an anonymous bidder on eBay for $60,000 in 2005.
When did Levis Stop Making Big E?
1971 The Tab with LEVIS (also known as “Big E”) means the jeans are from before 1971.