BIG SMITH Buckaroo Western Jeans (1960-70s)

Straight jeans from Buckaroo, a western line of workwear brand BIG SMITH. The age is difficult to pinpoint, but the use of Talon 42 for the zippers and 14.25 ounce denim, which is heavy ounce for vintage, suggest it was made in the late 1960s-70s, and features hip pocket stitching representing a horseshoe, also seen on the BIG SMITH Buckaroo denim jacket.

Dead stock with flasher. The glue was not even dropped.
It's straight, but tapered more.


This cowboy illustrated flasher touts the use of sturdy denim at just over 14 1/4 ounces. Interestingly, "COARSE WEAVE DENIM" is written on it, but I don't know what kind of selling point it was at that time.


A paper tag with size and other information written on it. On the bottom it says "3.59" and on the top it says "4.99" in handwriting, but I wonder if this is the price.


The tag is not an inner tag, but rather a patch on a pair of Levi's or Lee's jeans. If it was the 1960s and 1970s, there would be a lot of printed tags, but these are embroidered tags.
BIGSMITH_Backaroo_union ticket

union ticket

It's hard to see, but there's a union ticket on the back pocket back.
BIGSMITH_Backaroo_back pocket

back pocket

Back pocket with horseshoe shaped stitching. The lower side is slightly rounded.


Embroidered tabs attached to hip pockets. The letters are "BIG SMITH" instead of "Buckaroo."
BIGSMITH_Backaroo_top button

top button

Snap button with the engraving of "BIG SMITH".


Talon 42 has been used.


The rivets engraved with "BACKAROO".
BIGSMITH_Backaroo_top button (back)

top button (back)

The waist belt is folded back and fastened behind the buttons. The back of the button is engraved with "L".
BIGSMITH_Backaroo_coin pocket

coin pocket

A coin pocket similar to Levi's.


This is a side split stitch on a white thread sewn with a lock sewing machine The hem is a single stitch in black thread.


Deep bluish left twill fabric with a solid thickness at just over 14 1/4 ounces. Although it was written on the flasher that it was coarse-weave denim, the coarseness is not so conspicuous compared to those of other workwear brands.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W27/L28 27 37.5 10.5 14 11 27.5 7 38.5