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    Posted May 11, 2013 by
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    '64-'77 after that Just 501s

    Growing up in a military family I was pretty fortunate that my dad had a camera and captured life's moments while growing up. At 54, I don't get embarrassed anymore, but if I had to share any of these blue jean moments a few years back I would have been a little more reluctant.

    I remember the term dungarees when I was little. My dad grew up on a farm in Oregon and we passed through to visit and I think this was my first pair of dungarees. These shots would have been in 1964.

    We got stationed in Japan in 1969-1973 and the Japanese took the denim trend to the extreme. We had access to the best blue jean bell bottoms. Names like Cornpoppers and Big Wylers were the most popular on base. Pictured from that era, a trip to Thailand, Mount Fuji, Base housing, and a trip to Hawaii. By the time we went to Hawaii, I was growing faster than my jeans were wearing out. Mom would sew extensions on our jeans to get a few more years out of them.

    Christmas 1973 were were in Clovis NM for a year and I got my Levis Jean Jacket. I still own it and it has the big E in the logo. Doesnt fit like it used to.

    We shipped out to Incirlik Turkey 74-75 for a year and a half. I had to convert to Levis as the Cornpopper and Big Wyler brands were no longer available to me. I wore bell bottoms till college, and now have settled on the Levis straight leg 501s for the last 36 years. The final pics on the way back to the USA in Rome, A trip to Spain, A sports trip to Ankara, and Incirlik Turkey.
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