Buying second-hand clothing is a sustainable way to shop, plus you never know when you might score a vintage gem. Many thrift stores put the money you spend to good use by supporting the community. And what better way to celebrate than by visiting your local thrift shop.Anything older than this, for instance without belt loops or with one back pocket only, is either lying around in the Nevada desert or locked up in a fire and earthquake proof safe, and will probably not be put up for sale for less that what you pay for a midsized car or a trip around the world.Denim has become such an accepted part of many people’s wardrobes, that to imagine a time without jeans is almost impossible.However, some years later Levi’s launched ‘Lady Levi’s’ in 1934. Adapted from the men’s ‘501’ jeans, these were given a ‘701’ style number.The style was aimed at women working on farmland, agriculture or ranches.Do the jeans have ‘single stitch’ back pockets, i.e.lock stitches and not chain stitches on the horisontal double felled seams on the top of the pockets?
The ‘Freedom-Alls’ were a kind of denim two-piece, a tunic and trouser set.For a long time illiterate customers called them the “Two Horse” brand.Jeans have seen many design changes over the years, from the wide flares of the 1970s, to the skin-tight skinny jeans of the 2000’s.By the following year, the pair applied and received a patent from the US Patent office; and denim jeans with reinforced rivets were born.The Levi’s iconic design also included a wing or double “M” shape stitched into the back pockets as well as a leather patch engraved with two horses trying to tear apart the sturdy jeans.
Although vintage jeans were originally designed for work wear, this wardrobe staple has transcended the boundaries of a work uniform – only to become a uniform of another kind for a different era.