About Vintage Denim

All the denim we carry at Collection was originally sold "raw" or unwashed, and was then worn and washed by its prior owner. In the case of Levi's, the jeans were made to "shrink to fit:" consumers were encouraged to wash in hot water, wear, and repeat, in order to get a pair of jeans that would mold to their body. This is why size labels on vintage denim can be misleading. 

Buying Denim Online From Collection

In order to find a pair of vintage jeans that will fit you well without trying them on please take the time to measure a pair of jeans from your collection. Take the waist, hip, rise, thigh, and inseam measurement as shown in the illustration below and use those measurements to compare to those of the pairs offered online.