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    Levis Vintage Clothing 1944 501 Rigid Jeans - Raw

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    As well as being a wonderful bit of regular fitting, 12oz Cone Mills selvedge denim, the 1944 501 is also an important historical piece. The jean is a testament to how World War II changed clothes production within the US. The government told all clothing manufacturers that they had to remove a certain amount of metal and fabric from their garments in order to conserve raw materials for the war effort. Levi’s duly obliged by removing certain rivets and created buttons with holes in the centre to save metal.

    However, the rationing extended to thread and it was deemed that the V stitching on the back pockets, the arcuate, was decorative and therefore not needed. Levi’s got around this by painting the arcuate on. This eventually washed off but Levi’s accepted this was a necessary sacrifice. The 1944 501 with its straight leg contains all the original features such as two back pockets, unbranded rivets, big “E” red tab, “Two Horse” leather patch, painted arcuate and no watch pocket rivets. This version differs ever so slightly by having army green pocket linings as opposed to the regular white ones.

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