Following the three-part documentary that follows the history of Levi's renowned 501® denim, the brand share the fourth part of the Stories of an Original series.
First worn on May 20, 1873, the Levi's 501®, button fly jean marked history by being the worlds first blue jean. 40 years later and it's still as popular as ever, in celebration of 100 years of partnership with Cone Mills Denim in North Carolina, the Levi’s® brand presents a short documentary film, The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original. The film explores the lasting impact the Original 501® jean has had on cultural history.
The first three episodes are stories of modern America with the Levi’s® 501® at the center. Exploring the worlds of work, style and rebellion, the film features interviews with pioneers such as Henry Rollins, John Baldessari, Scott Schuman, Andy Spade, Mark McNairy, Erin Wasson, Gary Burden, Eddie Huang, Jim Walrod, Kim Hastreiter, Mel Ottenberg, Michael Polish, Steven Alan, Alexandra Richard, Greg Chapman, Lee Ranaldo, Rachael Wang, Josh Peskowitz and many more.
The fourth and latest episode goes beyond America and explores the impact Levi’s® has made in Japanese fashion and how Japan’s culture has impacted the rest of the fashion world. Japan took American streetwear and perfected it, creatively melding a range of influences, and Japan is now a street-style leader with it’s own distinct voice.
Watch the fourth episode which features personalities and icons such as; Nigo® founder of BAPE, Shinsuke Takizawa founder of NEIGHBORHOOD, Erik Brunetti founder of FUCT, Verbal & Yoon, Co-founders of AMBUSH and Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi creative director of UNITED ARROWS & SONS and many more below.