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1970s Deadstock Flare Jeans - Vintage 70s Big Smith LIGHTNING BOLT Denim Cotton Wide Leg Pants - W28, 29, 31, 32: Choose Your Size

Regular price $123.00 CAD
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Rare 1970s old-store stock 100% cotton denim flares in a range of killer medium wash blues. 

Belt loops, marigold top stitching, copper rivets and lightning bolt branded button. Leather branded rear patch. Front metal Scovill zipper. Lower rise.

These flared legs make your legs look longlonglong. Hems are serged and were intended to be cuffed as shown on model or hemmed to suit the new owner perfectly. Model shown is a size 2 and is about 5'7" in flat shoes. The extra long inseams are also great for taller babes.

Labeled "Lightning Bolt Flares." A division of Big Smith of Missouri. These beauties are deadstock/unworn and made in the USA -- the quality is similar to what you get in high end premium denim today.

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


Measure your waist at the RISE (not your natural waist) on all pants to get the correct fit! Allow room for desired type of fit and ease, and choose your size from the drop-down menu:

Size 28 x 35 

Waist about 28"

Hips to about 36"/tight 37"

Inseam about 35"

Front rise about 10"

Size 29 x 35 

Waist about 30"

Hips to about 38"/tight 39"

Inseam about 35/36

Front rise about 11"

Size 31 x 36  

Waist about 32"

Hips to about 40"/tight 41"

Inseam about 36"

From rise about 11 1/2"

Size 32 x 36

Waist about 33"

Hips to about 42"

Inseam about 36"

From rise about 12"


These are deadstock/new-old store stock, unworn and never washed, all with original tags attached. Jeans are all individuals with slight variations in the wash color as is depicted, but all are the same style. They are 45+ years old and authentic vintage.  No issues, but individual pieces may show normal subtle hints of their age, part of the wonderful character of vintage denim.

Note: vintage denims begin their life stiff and break in to fit you like a glove, and every wash makes them better, unlike many modern denims. 

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



Be sure your address is correct and up to date. We aren't responsible for items marked as DELIVERED that have been misplaced or stolen after delivery, so be sure you are shipping to a secure location.

Insurance is ALWAYS available for an upgrade.

Items are shipped 2x a week in batches. We are not responsible for delays that happen that are outside of our personal control. 

Expedited/Express shipping is often available for an additional fee. Contact us before purchasing any item(s) you need expedited in order to arrange for this upgrade.

VAT and Import Taxes

Buyer is responsible for any taxes, VAT, or other fees imposed by your country.

Items returned to us by your postal service for non-payment of taxes will incur re-shipping costs. If you do not pay to reship in a timely manner (7 days) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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