I was intrigued by a pair of Levi's I saw in the vintage store for only $11, with all the tags attached. I didn't buy them right then, but overnight I thought they would probably fit me. I went back and they did fit!
They are super high waisted, and are made (in Canada!) of really thick, unyielding denim. I think I should be able to get away with wearing them with a longer top without it looking too weird. My internet research on them didn't dig up anything about them. I can't tell from the label if they are late 70s or early 80s. What do you think?
And thinking about jeans, since living in Alberta I've come across a few references to the Great Western Garment Co. which operated a factory in Edmonton until 2004. Apparently, it was one of the only places that hired non-English speaking women. When I was a kid a popular brand, the "GWG's" came from there. I think I had a white pair in the mid-1980s. Check out a commercial from that era: