Levi's Super Slim (for Far East Asia, Dec 1976)

This is one of the so-called "Far Eastern Levi's" that Levi's developed in East Asia, but the model number cannot be read from the paper patch and is unknown because there is no description on the inner tag. The engraving on the back of the button is "347", which indicates that it was made in Hong Kong. The indicated size is 28 inches, but the actual size is extremely thin compared to the one made in the United States, so it is hard to believe that it is the same size. Once upon a time, they might have been found in local clothing stores in Japan, but nowadays, it is difficult to find them.

Even when folded up, it is quite long and the hip size is quite small.
Just from the photo alone, you can see the silhouette of the Super Slim as the name implies.
Levi'sSuperSlim_paper patch

paper patch

There should have been a stamp for the model number, but I can't read it at all. Also, the waist and length seem to be stamped separately, with the waist clearly reading 28 inches, while the length is thin enough to read "33" somehow.
Levi'sSuperSlim_flasher, guarantee ticket

flasher, guarantee ticket

The flasher and guaranty ticket are held together with a stapler. The design of the flasher is similar to the one of the preshrunk such as 505, but underneath, "Manufactured by Levi Strauss (Far East) Ltd. in The Philliphines according to Levi's world wide high quality standards" is stated, and the flasher manufactured for the so-called Far East Levi's is used. As for the gear runty ticket, it's no different than the one attached to the American-made one.
Levi'sSuperSlim_inner tag

inner tag

You can tell that it was produced for Japan by the Japanese material, the washing mark, and the cautionary note when washing it. At the bottom is "347 2148 12 76" which means it was made in Hong Kong factory and "12 76" means it was made in December 1976, but the meaning of "2148" is not clear.
Levi'sSuperSlim_back pocket

back pocket

A near-square back pocket with even arcuate stitching on the left and right, but a straight line near the cross.
Levi'sSuperSlim_back pocket (back)

back pocket (back)

It is in chain stitch.
Levi'sSuperSlim_red tab

red tab

Small E double-sided embroidery tabs. It is an unequal "V".
Levi'sSuperSlim_top button

top button

Copper-plated iron buttons. I don't see any difference from the ones used for American-made ones. Parallel stitching on the side of the top button.


Zipper engraved with "LEVIS". Many of them have the Bad Wing logo engraved on them, but these are engraved letters and vertical bars.
Levi'sSuperSlim_top button (back)

top button (back)

"347" engraved. Above the waist belt is a chain stitch.


There is almost no difference from the one used in the U.S.A. The U.S.A. version has a horizontal bar between "L.S. & CO." and "S.F." while the U.S.A. version has no horizontal bar.
Levi'sSuperSlim_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

Aluminum rivet backing
Levi'sSuperSlim_coin pocket

coin pocket

There is no omission of coin pockets or rivets, and it is made in the same way as the American-made red tabs of the time.
Levi'sSuperSlim_coin pocket (back)

coin pocket (back)

The back stitch is a single stitch.


Locking process. Single stitching at the hem.


One-washed, fairly chunky fabric. It is characterized by a strong blue tint.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W28/L- 26 33 10 12.5 9.5 32.5 6 42