From Levi’s Vintage Clothing comes this reproduction of a 1960s Levi’s jacket inspired by military style bomber jackets worn by pilots in WWII. The 100% suede sheepskin shell comes in a rich majolica blue finish and features contrast lining to make it standout even further. Cotton ribbing can be found on collar, cuffs, and hem.
LVC hits the Levi’s Archives to reproduce garments from bygone eras. For Spring 2013, Levi’s Vintage Clothing pays tribute to the golden era of the American Hot Rod and the sharply dressed car owns and spectators who sported Levi’s. There are some must-have pieces throughout the lineup including a suede version of the classic military style bomber jacket worn by pilots in WWII. LVC’s rendition comes in navy blue, is medium weight, has a short regular fit, and plenty of fine detailing such sa ribbing on the collar, cuffs and bottom hem as well as contrast lining.
In addition to releasing the collection of Hot Rod-inspired Levi’s jeans and Sportswear, the Brand teamed up with Los Angeles-based filmmaker and curator Aaron Rose to make a short film about the origins of Hot Rod culture in Southern California back in the early 1950′s. Rose pulled from hundreds of hours of painstakingly researched archival footage ranging from old “juvenile delinquent” movies and Life Magazine drag-race films to home movies unearthed from personal collections. He dug deep in research and the result shows the effort. Rose delivers a striking and fast-paced film that captures the style and attitude of the uniquely American post-war subculture which continues to influence the worlds of fashion, music and mechanics to this day. You can check the video out below.
The Levi’s Vintage Clothing Spring 2013 Hot Rod collection will hit select retailers in the weeks ahead but you can check out the entire lineup online now through LVC’s newly redesigned site.
This past weekend, New York’s 5th annual Pop up Flea played host to the second leg of LVC’s “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” exhibition. LVC’s Fall 2012 collection pays homage to the rebellious spirit and renegade style of the American biker – white t-shirt, black leather jacket and the classic 501®. To take things next level, the brand teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators from around the globe to customize black leather motorcycle jackets with the use of oil paints, with 21 jackets designed in total. The results are tremendous with designs that cover even the most minute detail.
Tenue de Nîmes is looking ahead to some of the brand’s the Amsterdam shop will be housing next season. Denim offerings will be a plenty from Acne and Naked & Famous as well as Levi’s Made & Crafted and Levi’s Vintage Clothing. LVC actually topped things off with an impressive presentation of their entire Spring 2012 collection, placing the goods on a wooden wall and attaching the items with a thin rope. Look for the first drop from LVC to hit stockists this month, with Tenue de Nîmes leading the pack.
Looks like a few Spring/Summer 2012 collections are already making their way onto the sales floor at select boutiques. End Clothing just took stock of some pieces from Levi’s Vintage Clothing which is packed full of versatile wardrobe classics, perfect as layering options for the current cold weather right through to the warmer months ahead.
A few familiar favourites from the Levi’s archive make a welcome return this season, including the 1930’s shawl collar cardigan in grey lambswool, the 1950’s sportswear tee (with an updated fit), and the legendary type III trucker jacket in a rigid indigo denim. We’ve also received spring wardrobe essentials including printed tees, Breton pullovers, work shirts and an amazing 1930’s patterned v-neck knit.
The authenticity and detail of each Levi’s Vintage piece is apparent and shows that there are still a few brands out there that still care about the fine specs. Shop the goods at End.
The new Levi’s Vintage Clothing website launched today, giving us direct access to the entire LVC collection. Beyond being able to run through all the LVC goods your eyes can handle, the site also offers up some knowledge on the iconic 501 jeans, history of the Levi’s brand, and see some images from the Levi’s historical archives, all in one place. Aesthetically, the site is really one of the most appealing brand sites we’ve come across in recent times. The LVC design team did all the illustrations for the products and the final result is really something special. We’d expect nothing less from these guys.
Junya Watanabe COMME des GARCONS MAN is teaming up with Levi’s Vintage Clothing, with the initial collaboration being for these LVC 1954 denims for the Fall 2011 season. These 501s are the original tapered style jeans and feature various materials throughout the patchwork including leather, plaid flannel and corduroy. The corduroy waistband, re-positioned back pockets and an additional center seam down the back of the leg add to the fine detailings of these denims.
If you’re not sold on this jacket from first glance, then you should be after I add my two cents. The tan suede shell is not for everyone but when you bring out a timeless piece like Levi’s trucker jacket in this material, it should be an insta-buy. The outer is brilliant soft suede and on the flip side inside soft leather. The fit on the Type III from Levi’s Vintage has been known to be slimmer than the standard trucker and the fact that it’s made with absolute care in Italy makes it an even easier purchase.
If you’re making your way to some sand this weekend, then we can’t think of a better bag to take along for the ride. This duck bag from LVC is made of selvedge ‘duck’ canvas and features western belt strap handles and lined with two interior pockets. It’s got plenty of space for just about everything you’ll need and then some.
The LVC Sunset Coat is like the lovechild of your favorite, beat-up trucker jacket and a casual summer blazer. Straight out of the Levi’s archives from their Sunset Clothing line, it has a four button front, three patch pockets, and a relaxed classic fit. This is the type of jacket that, while not for everybody, can become a solid statement piece.