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Levis’ 1947 501s
Most high-end jeans on the market today are some version of a semi-low rise, slim-fit cut. I actually like that kind of cut, and wear a slim, straight-legged pair myself, but folks who want something with a higher rise and fuller leg may want to consider the 1947 model of Levis’ classic 501s.
The 501s, as many folks will know, is one of the most classic jeans ever designed, but throughout its history, it’s gone through a number of iterations (some of them being very differently styled than the others). The 1947 edition was the first one produced after the end of WWII, and as a result, featured details that were previously lost due to national cutbacks in the effort to win the war. The watch pockets were made with rivets, for example, and the back pockets had arcuates (those double needle, “bat wing” stitches). It was also made with a classic slim-straight cut - slimmer than the company’s current version of the 501, but with a bit more room in the leg than many slim-fit jeans today. 
You can find the 1947 model through Levis’ Vintage Clothing, a sub-line of Levis that specializes in vintage reproductions. Retail price is pretty expensive, coming in at ~$250, but sometimes you can find them on sale (Vente Privee had them earlier this year with prices starting at $55, but that was an anomaly). You can also hunt for a pair on eBay, where they typically go for ~$150-175.
Other good options to consider include 3sixteen’s CS-100x, which is based on the 1947 501s. That one is made with the company’s signature 14.5 oz raw selvedge denim, which is woven exclusively for them by a mill in Japan. From my experience, their denim fades well, and has the added bonus of being flannel-soft inside when you first get them (though, the denim itself is still rigid and tough). Japanese denim brand Sugar Cane also has a repro, simply called the 1947, as well as two models called the Hawaii and Okinawa. Those are cut just like the 1947, but feature crazier denim and detailing. 

3 sixteen cs100x on sale on Owen and James until Sunday

putthison:

Levis’ 1947 501s

Most high-end jeans on the market today are some version of a semi-low rise, slim-fit cut. I actually like that kind of cut, and wear a slim, straight-legged pair myself, but folks who want something with a higher rise and fuller leg may want to consider the 1947 model of Levis’ classic 501s.

The 501s, as many folks will know, is one of the most classic jeans ever designed, but throughout its history, it’s gone through a number of iterations (some of them being very differently styled than the others). The 1947 edition was the first one produced after the end of WWII, and as a result, featured details that were previously lost due to national cutbacks in the effort to win the war. The watch pockets were made with rivets, for example, and the back pockets had arcuates (those double needle, “bat wing” stitches). It was also made with a classic slim-straight cut - slimmer than the company’s current version of the 501, but with a bit more room in the leg than many slim-fit jeans today. 

You can find the 1947 model through Levis’ Vintage Clothing, a sub-line of Levis that specializes in vintage reproductions. Retail price is pretty expensive, coming in at ~$250, but sometimes you can find them on sale (Vente Privee had them earlier this year with prices starting at $55, but that was an anomaly). You can also hunt for a pair on eBay, where they typically go for ~$150-175.

Other good options to consider include 3sixteen’s CS-100x, which is based on the 1947 501s. That one is made with the company’s signature 14.5 oz raw selvedge denim, which is woven exclusively for them by a mill in Japan. From my experience, their denim fades well, and has the added bonus of being flannel-soft inside when you first get them (though, the denim itself is still rigid and tough). Japanese denim brand Sugar Cane also has a repro, simply called the 1947, as well as two models called the Hawaii and Okinawa. Those are cut just like the 1947, but feature crazier denim and detailing. 

3 sixteen cs100x on sale on Owen and James until Sunday

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styleternity:

Product In Review: Owen & James Popover X OOTD 16-08-2013

Due to the rigours of tertiary study (certified #firstworldproblems lament right there) I have been finding myself so inundated as to have succumbed (almost) completely to reblog culture. In an effort to remedy that I thought I’d do another outfit complete with a mini review of the Owen & James popovers I was so graciously sent by Rob Blythe (of Suit Shop fame).  

While there are myriad historical details regarding the popover that I could address - in a no doubt long winded and obscure diatribe - I shall simply refer you an excellent article on the aforementioned matters by Jake Gallagher of Wax Wane. Remember what I said about reblog culture? Okay, technically this is an example of hyperlink culture but the same reasoning applies. 

Where my loyalties previously once lay with the oxford cloth button down the popover is fast becoming a dear friend and an item that will see heavy rotation in the summer wardrobe. Falling somewhere between a shirt and a polo, these iterations by Owen & James are an excellent staple: not aggressively over styled, durably manufactured and versatile as all hell. 

The shirt itself is woven from strong pliable cotton, with an unfused collar and hand made details. The hand made touches include green stitching on the gussets (a signature of O & J), non-machined button holes and a meticulously measured length so that the shirt may be worn tucked and untucked. Wearing this either way is easy and there’s no ballooning of excess shirt fabric. There are also the obligatory collar stays in the shirt so you can give it more structure, on the occasion you decide to dress your popover up, each to his own. True to its Ivy heritage, the Owen & James version is made exclusively in New England, quality controls are evidently quite strict. 

Because the popover is an East Coast tradition, and more commonly associated with the great dressage of Ivy brats I felt it unnecessary to ‘mahnswear’ the item up. Paired with a simple club blazer - with an updated body close fit courtesy of Scott Sternberg - summer chinos and beat up Superga plimsolls, this is a look that can be peeled back as spring gives way to summer. Its a simple matter of removing one’s sportcoat and untucking your shirt, comfort at its most rewarding. 

A great halfway house between full on sprezz and total sportswear, the O & J popover is the perfect elixir for those suffering a chronic case of shirt based indecision. Look dressed up, without dressing up. 

Band of Outsiders ‘schoolboy’ blazer 

Owen & James ‘Agnelli’ popover 

Drake’s square w/hand rolled edges

Gant Rugger summer chinos (blessed be the Bast-God)

Superga Cotu 2750 (that I bodied at an A$AP Rocky concert) 

Garrett Leight ‘Ashland’ sunglasses

All images by Jeffrey Hamilton 26-07-2013
STYLETERNITY 

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doublemonk:

Felt boutonniere and popover from our friends at Owen & James.
Pocket square courtesy of Al Bazar.

doublemonk:

Felt boutonniere and popover from our friends at Owen & James.

Pocket square courtesy of Al Bazar.

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Lapel flower

Lapel flower

(Source: thesharpgentleman, via theartofthegentleman)

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Father’s Day Sale has commenced!
20% off everything in store including our highly popular popover shirts!

Father’s Day Sale has commenced!

20% off everything in store including our highly popular popover shirts!

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3Sixteen has arrived down under! 

We have taken a very limited supply of SL-100x and CS-100x jeans. Crafted from only the highest quality materials, minimal embellishments and clean, classic cuts 3sixteen are who we consider one of the best denim producers in the world.

Both styles are just $220AUD and shipped free within Australia - making Owen & James the best value globally for our friends down under!

Be quick, sizing is extremely limited.

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Owen & James Camo Shacket
Homies T-shirt
3-sixteen denim 
Superga hi-tops
1680 Rolex on Life Saver NATO
Foldable Raybans in Havanna

Owen & James Camo Shacket

Homies T-shirt

3-sixteen denim 

Superga hi-tops

1680 Rolex on Life Saver NATO

Foldable Raybans in Havanna

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"Hey Mum - we made it on Four-Pins!"
http://four-pins.com/style/dry-trend-humping/

"Hey Mum - we made it on Four-Pins!"

http://four-pins.com/style/dry-trend-humping/

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Camo hunting shackets are in!

- Extended “hunting” collar
- Hi-viz orange button attachment
- Button-flap breast pockets
- Soft semi-cutaway collar
- Wear as a shirt or shacket!
- Japanese camo fabric

Available in Dark or Light

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stockholmtonapoli:

Just got my Owen and James pop-over! Just fantastic.

stockholmtonapoli:

Just got my Owen and James pop-over! Just fantastic.

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