Jeans Guide - Rear Pockets
was the first pocket that appeared on Levi's jeans. The arcurates
meaning that the design was sewn by hand by the
person making the jeans. This continued
until modern techniques were devised to sew the
design in, thus making it more 'standardized'
Jeans with this type of pockets are usually
valued at many thousands of dollars. In fact, a collector
USD for a pair of the oldest jeans on eBay, June 15,2005.
Speaking of eBay,
Strauss also paid $46,532
for a pair back in 2001 reported to be the oldest known pair in
One of the oldest known
remaining pairs of Levi's
Era: War time
pockets were used during World War II when there were rationing of
any detail that had no effect on the
garment and was for decorative purposes only was
banned. The arcurates
were actually painted on by hand and very few remaining pieces
still have their paint because it
washed off or flaked off after wearing. A pristine pair of WWII
jeans with or without their paint can
fetch well into the thousands of dollars from a collector.
Of course a pair with the paint would fetch on
the higher side of a pair without.
Era:Post War - 1966
design made its reappearance on this post war design
The more modern arcurate
design, not as deep as in previous versions.