This season, Levi's Vintage have dug into their archives to help in spire the latest collection.
Drawing inspiration from their affiliation with baseball which dates back to the company’s early days when they founded their own team called the Levi Strauss and Co. Base Ball Club. Shortly into the early 1900's the team renamed themselves Elesco, a play on the company’s LS&Co. initials.
This Spring, Levi's pay homage to their Homerun line of youth wear, which featured a baseball diamond on its woven label with a selection of staple pieces from their archives. The SS 2016 collection features the 1880 Triple Pleat Blouse in Goose Egg: The oldest and earliest denim jacket created in the 1880s, has been reproduced with pockets with a rounded bottom and sewn-on, branded metal buttons. The namesake three pleats sit on each side and is complete with a cinch at centre back. For Spring/Summer 2016, the jacket comes in a newly developed Cone Mills Loomstate fabric. The 1930s Homerun Flapper Shirt features Levi's® original Homerun label, it is a handwoven, 100% cotton, indigo dobby stripe - a fabric characterised by small geometric patterns and extra texture in the cloth.
The Levi’s® Vintage Clothing women’s spring/summer 2016 collection focuses on sportswear pieces with exceptional, authentic washes and finishes. Including the ever-popular 1950s Sportswear Tee, 1920s customised Chino, Ladies Casuals Tee, and for the first time, the 1950s 701® Cut Offs, the women’s collection offers timeless products for the discerning connoisseur.
The Levi’s® Vintage Clothing core collection focuses on reproducing iconic styles from the Levi’s® archives. With essential basics each season including the 1950s Sportswear Tee, 1950s Crew Sweatshirt, Shorthorn Shirt and the 1967 Type III Trucker Jacket, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing faithfully captures the spirit and heritage of American workwear. Highlights from the seasonal collection include the 1933 501® Jean which employs Cone Mills redline selvedge denim in a high-waisted relaxed fit with suspender buttons and single needle arcuate, the Grandstand 1954 501®Z Jeans, a reproduction of 501® jeans found in the archives with hand repair work, embroidery, and contrast denim patching. The 1940s Bay Meadows Sweatshirt rounds out the collection with a slim fit and the “Bay Meadows” label with a saddle sleeve and double “V” stitching.
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