What does Big E mean?
Generally speaking, before 1971, Levi’s clothing and jeans had a red tab on the back with an uppercase “E” .
Heddels explains Big E
Post-1971, Levi’s red tabs were more commonly produced with a lowercase “e”; making Big E Levi’s jeans with a big ‘E’ more vintage and valuable.
Levi’s with Big E:
Levi’s with small “e”: