Help me authenticate these supposedly vintage jeans in near-mint condition.
Pictures of the jeans are here
I found them for $2 in a thrift shop. They are size 40 x 34, actual waist measurement 38.
They look like "Big E" red-line selvage Levi's, specifically the 1954-65 501Z (zipper fly) with the following details:
"Big E" red tag (on both sides)
Hidden rivets in back pockets
Hidden bar tacks on back pockets
Single stitching on back pocket upper hem
Red-line selvage (rather faded) outseams
Double Horse waist tag with 501ZXX
The fabric is heavy, indigo, looks rinsed in a grainy manner (not like present-day "rinse") and the pockets are slightly yellowed.
But I am suspicious. There is no interior label or printing or trace of one. These are not the highly branded Levi's Vintage Clothing reproductions or other Levi's selvage reproductions, which have modern labels inside and which I have sold on eBay without any trouble.
Are these jeans modern counterfeits?
Awhile ago I thought I had found a pair of G-Star Raw jeans in a thrift shop and attempted to sell them on eBay. eBay told me to take down the listing because the company said that the jeans were counterfeits. I don't want this to happen again.