Levis Vintage Collection: Tales from the old west

Reproducing American history before it disappears.

Levi’s Vintage label have release there fall/ winter 17 collection – a nostalgic tribute to Amercian work wear that delves deep into the brands past archives.

‘Faithfully capturing the spirit and heritage of American work wear through reproductions of the fits, fabrics and details of bygone eras. Our source material is our own archive, and our inspiration is the hardworking men and women we’ve equipped for the last 140 years.’

When news of the California Gold Rush reached Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss, he joined the thousands making the journey west to find their fortune. While others panned for gold-flecked prosperity, Strauss was perfecting his XX Waist Overalls, which in 1890 would be given the lot number 501. They became the uniform of cowboys, cattle hands and frontiersmen who helped form the West.

For Autumn/Winter 2017, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing pays tribute to these first customers by reproducing some of our oldest pieces from the Levi’s® archives.

 

The Collection

This is by no means a small capsule collection, with the menswear range alone including over 50 pieces.  The range features everything you would imagine from the bygone western age; stunning leather jackets, classic denim blouse jackets, staple western check shirts and even a range of 1950’s special fit sportswear t-shirts.

We’ve picked our favourite items from the collection below:

levis vintage leather jacket

You can shop the full Levi’s Vintage collection here.

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