Category Archives: Denim

Vintage Levi’s 517 Saddleman Jeans Now Available at AMERICANA Classic Vintage in Stockholm

Levi’s 517 Saddleman boot-cut jeans were originally designed in 1969.  These are Levi’s answer to cowboy jeans, with a fit that can be worn over stiff leather boots. 517s are hard to find outside of the United States and most vintage pair are made in the U.S.A. or Mexico.

Most 517 jeans are sold in rigid 14.5 ounce denim. These Levis jeans feature a five-pocket slim styling, which fit at the waist with a button closure and zipper fly.

Most of the denim fabric that 517s are made from is heavily starched before being cut and sewn into jeans. This rigid beginning to the jeans gives them a crisp finish, dark color and unaltered fit that last for a long time, even in vintage 517s.

_______________________________________________________________AMERICANA has a huge selection of vintage Levi’s 517 at our store on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm. Only 350 kr.!

 

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XX Denim

XX denim is the term for extra-heavy denim.  Levi Strauss and Company started using the term to refer to the high-quality denim that they bought from the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.  In the 1910s, the Cone Mills Corporation began supplying XX denim to Levi’s and in 1922 it became the company’s exclusive supplier.

Because XX denim was the main denim used in Levi’s jeans from the 1910s to 1983, it is often synonymous with vintage Levi’s jeans.  Identifying XX denim is easy because on the tag of vintage Levi’s, XX can be seen just after the jean model number (e.g. 501 XX). However, most vintage Levi’s collectors prefer Cone Mills’ XX denim which has a red line on the selvage. Levi’s continues to manufacture some models using XX denim to this day.

_______________________________________________________________AMERICANA always has an amazing collection of vintage denim in our Stockholm store at unbeatable prices.

Come see us at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or shop our catalog of unique vintage pieces online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

 

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Ways to Wear a Denim Shirt

All our denim shirts are Lee, Levi’s, Wrangler or other Western brands and most are 350 kr.

Denim shirts are available at our store in Stockholm or in our web shop, where we deliver them FREE to any address in Europe!

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Denim Jackets

Vintage LEE Storm Rider Denim Jacket at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

A denim or jeans jacket is true piece of American iconic fashion.  The waist-length jacket has button-banded cuffs, an adjustable banded waist and is distinguished by large metal buttons, front buttoned breast pockets sewn on the outside and side slit pockets.

Vintage Denim Jackets at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

Introduced around 1905 by Levi Strauss, the denim jacket was created to be worn with jeans by outdoor workers of the time. Lumberjacks, miners and cowboys liked the jacket because of its warmth, comfort and durability.

Vintage Big E Levi's Denim Jacket at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

Today, it is an enduring American fashion item.  According to the U.S. organization Cotton Incorporated, every American owns at least one well-worn denim jacket and many people have a sentimental attachment to their favorite.

Vintage Levi's Big E Denim Jacket at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

_______________________________________________________________AMERICANA always has an amazing collection of vintage denim jackets  in our Stockholm store at unbeatable prices.

Come see us at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or shop our catalog of unique vintage pieces online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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Blue Bell

In 1897, native Tennessean C.C. Hudson left his home in Williamson County to work in the emerging textile mills of North Carolina. After his workplace closed down in 1904, he and a few of the other workers got together to form the Hudson Overall Company on South Elm Street in Greensboro, North Carolina.  After a while, the business grew with a following of laborers and railroad workers as its main clients.

Legend has it that a group of customers gave Hudson a bell, which became covered in blue denim dust, and the name of the company was changed to “Blue Bell Overall Company.” In 1936, Blue Bell introduced “Super Big Ben Overalls” made of 100% Sanforized fabric that reduced shrinkage to less than 1% after washing.  This set a new standard for the denim industry and firmly put Blue Bell on the work-wear map.

 In the 1940s, Blue Bell began to make denim jeans for cowboys and from that the “Wrangler” western wear line was born.  Today, the company continues to be known as Wrangler, but those who respect the heritage of the brand continue to refer to its Blue Bell roots.

_______________________________________________________________AMERICANA always has an amazing collection of vintage Blue Bell in our Stockholm store.

Shop us at AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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DENIM REVIVAL March 1st at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

httpv://youtu.be/fduQYGer_pY

At this Denim Revival, we will have the film premier of High Cotton, which is a short documentary made by Gina Holdar and Linnea Andersson-Roden, about Mount Vernon Mills denim factory in Trion, Georgia.  The factory is not only one of America’s oldest cotton mills, but also one the country’s largest producers of denim.

After the film premier, we will have a LIVE question & answer session via 

with the denim operations personnel at Mount Vernon Mills

AND

everything in the store during the event!

If you plan to come, send us an email to info@AmericanaClassicVintage.com

________________________________________________________________AMERICANA’s is your source for vintage denim.

Visit our store at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm or our online shop where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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Pointer Brand Factory Video

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L.C. King Manufacturing Company - Bristol, Tennessee

________________________________________________________________Buy Pointer Brand at AMERICANA’s store in Stockholm. Visit us at Gamla Brogatan 23 for an all-American original! 

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