Levi's 716 (Saddleman Boot Jeans, Jun 1981)

Boot cut from the Saddleman series. The degree of blend is the same as the March 1981 one, 64% cotton and 36% polyester, but this one is a rigid dark blue with a different flasher design. The flasher also has the notation "DURA PLUS", referring to the fabric used in flared jeans from the 1970s.

the other 716, the color difference is evident. It is the same without a guaranty ticket.
Boot cut with not much degree of flare.
Levi's716_paper patch

paper patch

The composition indication above the part number and the word "STUDENT" to the right of it. The tear-off tab remains.


"RINCED DENIM" is written on it, and we can see that it has been washed. In addition, "THE STRONGEST INDIGO DENIM WE'VE EVER MADE" and "FADE NATURALLY + FEW WRINKLES" are stated.
Levi's716_inner tag

inner tag

There is no mention of shrinkage on this 716 either, although the washing method and size are listed.
Levi's716_inner tag

inner tag

From the number "681," we can infer that it was manufactured in June 1981." The "83" matches the number on the back of the top button, so it may be a factory number.
Levi's716_back pocket

back pocket

Slightly vertical back pocket. The arcuate stitch is very well shaped.
Levi's716_orange tab

orange tab

Small E double-sided print tabs. Unequal "v"
Levi's716_top button

top button

This is a copper-plated iron button, no different from the one used on the 505 and others. The parallel stitching next to the top button is the same color as the fabric.


Talon 42 has been used.
Levi's716_top button (back)

トtop button (back)

The engraving on the back of the button is "83".


Orange tab, but riveted. Copper-plated iron rivets. The coin pocket reinforcement is riveted and bar tack.
Levi's716_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

made of aluminum


It has been cleaned up with a lock sewing machine. Single stitching at the hem.


The fabric has a firm and taut feel. There was almost no sense of slabbing, suggesting that the yarn had become more homogenized. However, there are vertical lines in some places, which may appear as the color fades.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W27/L33 27.5 34 11 14 10.5 32.5 8.5 42.5