Vintage Levi's Jeans Guide - Red Tabs

The Red Tab device was created in 1936 as another identifying feature for Levi's Jeans.  It, along with the arcuate stitching
could be used to identify a pair of Levis.

Era: 1936-1958
Tab contained Large E and was single sided.

Era: 1958-1971
Tab was 2 sided and contained the Big E

Era: 1971-Present                                                                       The 'R' tag was a requirement in order to satitsfy
Tag contains little e                                                                      requiremnets for registered trademark status.
                                                                                                       contrary to what some people say, it is quite common.