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.
Levi’s Made & Crafted have set up shop inside Brooklyn-based retailer, Smith + Butler. It’s a great join, as both brands are known for their passion for traditional American style. The pieces in Made & Crafted’s Spring 2012 collection keep this in mind while still being modern and wearable. The range includes denim, tees, woven shirts, outerwear, and accessories.
Levi’s Made & Crafted inside Smith + Butler
225 Smith StreetBrooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 855-4295
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.
From Levi’s Made & Crafted comes this two tone leather varsity jacket which features a navy blue body with brown sleeves. The design’s as timeless as they come and the detailing is immense. The craftsmanship of Levi’s Made & Crafted stems from the origin of the majority of the line’s pieces, with this varsity jacket coming straight from Italy. The color combination is really epic as it will be a perfect go-to jacket throughout the winter and there’s no doubt it will last you for years to come.
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.
Supreme has joined forces with Levi’s for the first time to produce a small capsule collection for the fall. This collection includes a Supreme Edition of the classic Levi’s 505 Zip-Fly Jean, a Chambray Work Shirt, a Trucker Jacket in Leather and Suede, a Denim Down Vest, and a Denim Bell Hat. The kicker is that all products are Made In The U.S.A.
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.
Commuter by Levi’s delivers clothing designed and optimized specifically for the needs of urban commuter cyclists. Levi’s stores will be getting product from the line this week including a pair of 511′s and Trucker Commuter products. The pieces look to enhance performance and safety while still maintaining the brand’s reputation for being durable and simply timeless. The 511 Commuter (shown above) features fabric and a construction that looks to enhance mobility and durability and still protect cyclists on their daily commute. Look for these jeans in a full-length and cropped version in both denim and non-denim fabrics.
The next few weekends of summer will be filled with city trips, beach trips and maybe a few getaways as well so where are you tossing all your essentials when you need to be on the go? A tote seems like a logical choice and this canvas-shelled bag from Levi’s Made & Crafted is a winner. It features leather trimming and a roomy main console that can fit everything you’ll need on your day out.