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.!
We just got in a new shipment of Pointer Brand chore jackets and jeans at AMERICANA!
This 100% all-American work wear denim has been cut & sewn in Bristol, Tennessee by the L.C. King Manufacturing Company for 99 years.
Come get a piece of REAL heritage clothing by Pointer Brand at straight-up working man’s prices: Jeans 900:- & Jackets 1200:-
Pointer Brand - Made in Bristol, Tennessee
________________________________________________________________Pointer Brand is the most authentic American work wear out there today in the sea of “heritage” clothing. Plus, it’s 100% American made by the fourth generation of the King family.
Get it at AMERICANA’s store in Stockholm.
Pointer Brand Chore Jacket - Photo via AContinuousLean.com
Pointer Brand is a 98 year old work wear company founded by L.C. King in Bristol, Tennessee. The company is run today by members of the fourth generation of the King family.
Pointer Brand products are 100% made in America. The company uses 12 ounce denim from Georgia or Texas to produce their blue jeans and chore jackets.
All other components of Pointer’s garments are locally sourced from the American South. The thread comes from North Carolina, the buttons from Kentucky, the zippers from Georgia and the pocket linings from South Carolina.
AMERICANA Classic Vintage is proud to exclusively carry Pointer Brand, which is an all-American original denim brand with a deep work wear heritage.
Here’s what others are saying…
A Continuous Lean: Pointer Brand Work Wear from Tennessee
The Vintage Traveller: Made in the USA – L.C. King Manufacturing Company, Makers of Pointer Brand
Selecticism: Pointer Brand Jacket
___________________________________________________________________________The ONLY place to get Pointer Brand in the Nordic Region is at AMERICANA Classic Vintage’s store on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm. Come see us for an all-American original.
In the ’70s, it was bell bottoms. In the ’80s, it was tight designer jeans. In the ’90s, you went from distressed grungy to dressy denim. Then, in the 2000s came the skinny-jean revolution. And throughout these decades, classic cuts and workwear jeans have been a mainstay.
But today insiders say that there is no defining denim trend. It takes different cuts of jeans to make up a person’s wardrobe today.
Skinny jeans are still going strong and the high-waisted, flared-leg pant that was popular on the runway for fall is gaining popularity, while boot-cut and boyfriend jeans have already earned “classic” status.
These days people are not committed to a single look. Casual and dressy pairs, colored jeans, as well as those with light and dark washes all make up a modern person’s wardrobe in various silhouettes.
High-Waisted Flare Jeans - Runway Look for Fall 2011
I guess you could say that we’re in the middle of the “anything goes” trend where the eras before all have equal influence. There’s a lot of democracy today when it comes to the blue jeans people are wearing.
___________________________________________________________________________Shop AMERICANA Classic Vintage at our store on Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or in our Online Vintage Store which offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders
It’s a hard thing to decide on, but AMERICANA has put together for you a Top 10 List of items that anyone should have who wears vintage clothing, loves American vintage or is inspired by classic American style.
1. Blue Jeans
Levi's, Lee & Wrangler
2. Denim Jacket
Lee Storm Rider Jacket
A Men's Western Shirt by Ely Cattleman
4. Cowboy Boots
5. Flannel Shirt
6. Pendleton Shirt
A Pendleton Shirt
7. Baseball Jacket
Vintage Baseball Jacket
8. Bowling Shirt
9. Boy Scout or Work Shirt
Boy Scouts of America Shirts
10. Hawaiian Shirt
You don’t have to be a cowboy or a rockabilly to pull off wearing one of these pieces in your wardrobe. And adding any or all of these items to your look gives you instant rock ‘n’ roll street cred.
Learn more about this Top 10 List and more American classic clothes in AMERICANA‘s book, A-Z of Classic American Clothing.
Filed under Baseball Clothes, Baseball Jacket, Bowling Shirt, Boy Scout Shirt, Cheerleader, Classic American Brands, Denim, Flannel Shirt, Jackets, Jeans, Legends of Americana, Pendleton, Shirts, Uniforms
On Friday, October 8, many people in America will be joining together for a very special “casual Friday” to help Lee National Denim Day celebrate 15 years of fighting breast cancer.
These individuals and organizations are gearing up to participate in this grassroots program which has raised more than $80 million for breast cancer research by simply asking the nation to put on their jeans for a $5 donation to the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
This year, Lee National Denim Day is partnering with the Cancer Support Community, an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Funds raised from participation in Denim Day® will support:
- Groundbreaking research at Lee Translational Laboratories nationwide to find less toxic, more effective treatments.
- Development of an early detection blood test in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project.
- Cancer Support Community centers nationwide which provide emotional and social support to cancer patients and their families.
To learn more about the projects funded by Denim Day, visit DenimDay.com.
Filed under Denim, Jeans, Lee
Jeans, A Faded Blue Planet is an upcoming documentary film by Thierry Aguila that explores the history, economics, culture, industry and psychology of jeans. The film showcases jeans manufacturing in various countries, denim collectors and artisinal jeans producers. Lynn Downey, Levi’s historian and archivist is also interviewed. The film is to be released by Arte in September.
Here’s the trailer…
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