Dating levis labels
When looking for the brand standards, know that the tab should sit 1-1¼” below the very top of the left-side stitching of that right back pocket.
The tab is added along with the pocket during production so stitching should be uniform.
Any signs of double stitching, color variation, or general sloppiness in the threading along the pocket is a sign that the tab may have been added post-production.
Sometimes, the fakers get the stitching right, but the lettering wrong.
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Look to make sure that the “S” is present in Levi’s.
And most pairs should have a lowercase “e.” Note that red tabs with capital 'E" would date real Levi's to pre-1971.
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