- Jul 25, 2011
- Reaction score
- NE Arkansas
I bought one of these over 30 years ago and just flat wore it out.
I bought a new one off e-bay. It was a large like my old one. Way too little. Large ain't large no more I guess.
I bought another one, an XL off Amazon. It fit, mostly anyway. The sleeves around my biceps are so tight I can't wear it with a long sleeve shirt, at least it isn't very comfortable being so tight and bound up. I tried another XL one on at Penny's the other day. Same thing.
The new one is made in Bangladesh. The old one does not say where it was made. Them Bangers must have pencil arms.
I read this on the interweb - Between 1981 and 1990 Levi Strauss & Co. closed 58 plants and put 10,400 people out of work. It shifted about half of its production overseas, where the best-paid seamstresses made about a tenth of the wages of their US counterparts. By 1990 Levi’s had 600 subsidiaries and contractors in developing countries around the world, including Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, the Philippines, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.