Newer versions (as well as fake ones) have three digits stamped on the buttons. Older styles from the mid-1960s to the 1980s feature flat silver rivets with L.
The most popular numbers on vintage versions are 2, 5, 6 and the letter W.
If it's a "Big E" jacket, meaning the red tab reads "LEVI' S,' then the jacket dates from the '50s to around 1971.
After further searching on their site, I found another western shirt with this tag and they have noted it to be 1970's. i once heard that Levi's made promotional tees that have picture of their advertising poster on it.
Levi's are a popular brand of jeans created by Levi Strauss and his partner, Jacob Davis, in the early 1870s.
Originally worn by miners, the blue jeans quickly became a popular fashion item throughout the 20th century.
tailor who frequently purchased bolts of cloth made from denim from Levi Strauss & Co.'s wholesale house.
The “Type III,” also infamously known as the “trucker jacket” is easily distinguished from its older incarnations by the pointed flaps on its front chest pockets.
True vintage fashion experts have a well-trained eye to note the differences between a designer’s tag and labels over the years.
One tag’s design might identify the decade a piece was produced, or be as specific to identify the year.
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