This is the BIG E models with "TYPE ○" printed on the patch. The letters "○" are marked with the letters "A", "S", "B", "F", and "I", and this is "TYPE A", which is said to be the mid to late production period of BIG E.
"A" stamp avobe a "501". There are some theories about its meaning, such as quality and manufacturing plants. The position of "100%COTTON" and "WPL432" has been replaced with all capital letters compared to the other BIG E. The stitching is yellow tessitched.
As with the other BIG E, there is a large "Levi's" in small "e" notation, "SHRINK-TO-FIT" and a copyright notation of ○C1966.
"FOR OVER 100 YEARS" and in the lower left hand corner is the year of copyright acquisition, 1966. In addition, the notation of "J 501" is small in the lower right.
The back pocket is still a little long, and the shape is a little distorted on the left and right. The arcuate stitch also has a slightly different shape on the left and right.
On the BIG E, orange stitching is used in most parts, but yellow is often used on the two belts loops. In addition, the yoke section of this model is also yellow stitched.
The back pocket reinforcement, which was hidden rivets on the XX, was replaced with a black bar tack.
It appears to be made of galvanized iron. It's still glossy and the letters are clear. The middle is slightly inflated. The stitching next to the top button is a parallel stitch.
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