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Clothing, Style, Style Safari

Style: Levi’s 60s retro Made And Crafted Striped T Shirt

By Stefano on January 25th, 2013

Ok, so it might still be freezing outside and summer wear probably isn’t that high on your mind, but spring and summer collections are already filtering their way through to the stores and one very impressive range is from Levi’s.

The brand have got a very interesting vintage style bomber jacket and a great looking striped sweat shirt as well as a strong line up of coloured jeans.

But it is the striped T shirts that have caught my eye. This £62 striped T shirt is available in four different incarnations including burnt orange, but I reckon it is this blue version that will be the big seller.

It has a great pattern and is made from super soft cotton. It is quite fitted too.

Available here from Oi Polloi



Accessories, Denim, features, Jeans & Trousers, News

Levi’s go green with WasteLess S/S13 jeans collection

By Gerald Lynch on October 18th, 2012

Green is the new black over at Levi’s, who’ve just revealed the WasteLess jeans range for Spring/Summer 2013. Revealed at a slick launch bash at London’s Farmiloe Building in Farringdon, Brandish went down for a sneak peak at the new eco-freindly denims.

Each pair of Levi’s WasteLess jeans is made from a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, roughly 12 to 20 ounces per pair. The bulk of this will be made from recycled plastic bottles, be they clear, green or brown. Turn the jean’s inside out and the inner shade reveals what sort of bottles went into making your slacks.

“From the beginning, we have designed our products with purpose and intent. By adding value to waste, we hope to change the way people think about recycling, ultimately incentivizing them to do more of it,” said James Curleigh, global president of the Levi’s brand.

“This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”

Indeed, the jeans look to be as comfortable as any Levi’s pair before them, feeling as soft to the touch as any traditional denim weave we’ve laid our hands on before.

Levi’s expect to put some 3.5 million recycled bottles into the WasteLess range next year, which will include 511 Skinny jeans, a new modern-looking  504 Straight Fit jean, and the Trucker jackets.

“With this collection, we’re doing our own small part by taking waste and making something new from it,” added Curleigh.

“We don’t just want to reduce our impact on the environment, we want to leave it better than we found it. We are committed to making products in ways that are good for people and better for our planet.”

The event also showcased other elements of Levi’s Spring/Summer 2013 range. Coloured denims continue to be on trend, with both bold and soft pastel washes (inspired by India’s spice markets) set to feature heavily.

In terms of the mens range beyond jeans, canvas boots and rucksacks in muted earth tones look set to feature heavily:

While a range of bright primary coloured parka jackets also looked particularly good:

A forthcoming partnership with Liberty’s of London was also revealed, with Levi creating a short range using one of the top British store’s iconic prints as we speak.

Scroll down for some more shots from the Levi’s launch event.

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Coats & Jackets

The Levi’s Made & Crafted Two Tone Leather Varsity Jacket

By Laura on November 30th, 2011


There is no doubt that the Varsity look has been big this fall, but now as we head into winter it is obvious the style is going no where fast.

Embrace quintessential collegiate style, with the latest offering from Levi’s Made & Crafted comes in the form of this beautiful two tone leather varsity jacket. Available in a muted navy blue and brown leather construction, the jacket furthers the vintage theme via its antique button hardware and ribbed shawl collar. Achieve a preppy Paul Newman vibe, by simply paring it with a classic white t-shirt.

The jacket is available now through MR PORTER



Collaborations, Denim, features

Supreme x Levi’s 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

By Laura on September 12th, 2011

Supreme is at it again this time partnering up with Levi’s on their new capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2011.

The collection features a number of standard staples from the American denim giant, including Levi’s 505 Zip-Fly Jean, a Chambray Work Shirt, a Trucker Jacket in leather and suede, a Denim Down Vest and Denim Bell Hat. Although I love the collection, I can’t help but feel that most of it does not look that different from the regular Levi’s collection. Hopefully prices will not be over inflated just because the pieces have a Supreme label slapped in them.

The collection is being assembled in the US and expected to hit stores Sept 15th, Japan on the 17th and the new London store on the 22nd.



Accessories, features, music

Is Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?

By Stefano on September 12th, 2011

The other day The Guardian’s music/fashion correspondent Alexis Petridis wrote about how men’s fashion has suddenly become massively influenced by one year, 1988 and specifically the time in which 80s fashions (think denim shirts, girlie pumps), collided with the 1950s (think quiffs, Levis 501s, Rayban Wayfarers etc).

This odd combination occurred for a number of serendipitous reasons. Firstly big brands – Levi’s, Southern Comfort among others – began to use 50s imagery and music for their ad camapigns. Secondly a nation of indie kids has become obsessed with Morrissey and in turn with his obsession with James Dean. Suddenly 50s fashions were coming at you from all angles.

So if 1988 is the current apex of cool, where is men’s fashion likely to go next? We have already seen Urban Outfitter’s rather lamentable attempts to hype ‘grunge fashion’ (in some ways that’s an oxymoron) with its Cobain label. But by shifting on to the early 90s men’s fashion would be bypassing one of its most fun, creative and populist periods. I refer of course to Baggy.

For the uninitiated, you are either too young or from North American, Baggy was one of those brief periods in British history (see also late 60s and mid 70s) where the nation’s young let it all hang out. This meant taking copious amounts of a new drug – ecstasy – and listening to oddly psychedelic music – The Stone Roses. The difference this time (compared with the 60s) was that Baggy was dance music-oriented with the dominant soundtrack, in clubs at least, the emerging Acid House sound from Manchester, via Chicago. So a killer combination of dancing and drugs predictably wreaked havoc with the nation’s trouser’s width. The 80s had been largely about skinny jeans morphing into easy fit vintage Levi’s as the decade wore on. Suddenly everyone was wearing Flares.

It wasn’t just trousers either. Baggy ought also to be remembered as the first time the hooded top became a high street fashion staple. Baggy also gave us dayglo sweat shirts, later appropriated by the nu rave crew, as well as Paisley and pattern shirts – which to be fair had been bubbling under for much of the 80s – huge Tees and some fantastic headgear.

Drab old Britain was suddenly a riot of colour and its young cared less about perfecting their quiffs and posing in their vintage shades and more about getting off their tits in fields in Berkshire.

Sadly Baggy didn’t last too long. Internal disagreements (and spiraling drug consumption) tore The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays apart. And as for the Baggy Beatles – the La’s – lead singer Lee Mavers decided that the world only really deserved one album of his genius songs and he went AWOL.

By the time Baggy hit the South (it was mainly a northern thing) the bands were on their way out and the clothes had hit the local charity store. For a few months the UK flirted with some horrendous grunge fashions before Blur, Pulp and Britpop smartened everyone up (a little).

So, Baggy is sure to be revived sooner or later, so now might be as good a time as any to comb your local Oxfam for a nice hooded top with mildly psychedelic patterns on the front. Flares will hopefully be optional this time round.



Clothing, Denim, features

The Commuter by Levi’s

By Laura on July 25th, 2011

In May, Levis introduced the Commuter line. The latest collection aimed specifically at cyclists. In order to highlight the features of this groundbreaking product they have created a short video dubbed The Commuter. The moving background sets the tone, as we see the different features of the jeans in action. These technical jeans are surprisingly affordable and a great purchase for an urban cyclist. To find out more about the jeans check out original post.



Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, features, Sportswear

Levi’s Commuter Cycling Series

By Laura on May 5th, 2011

Levi’s latest collection aimed at cyclists has been creating a lot of buzz this week and it is not hard to see why.

Their debut cycling line draws on their workwear heritage, while incorporating technical functionality. One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the Trucker Jacket, based on a 1967 design. It’s long cut with a slight drop tail flatters most body types and is perfect for cycling in. The jacket is well thought out and designed with the wearer in mind, from the angled front pockets for easy access, the extra fabric in the underarm for added mobility, to the lip on the cuff to partially cover hands while riding. Like all the pieces in the line, the jacket also features antimicrobial odor-protection and reflective accents for visibility.

Another key detail to point out is the Nanosphere Technology, which is used across the line. This application was developed in partnership with Swiss fabric brand Schoeller Technologies and makes materials water and dirt resistant, increasing the lifespan of the material.

In addition to the Trucker Jacket, Levi’s have also created the 511 Skinny Commuter pants (available in elasticized denim or khaki). What makes these pants unique is the loop built into the waistband for or carrying around your u-lock, and the reflective tape on the inner seam to provide increased safety at night. The reinforced crotch is also a nice touch that should save you from regular trips to the tailor.

If you are a cyclist in need of a new jacket or jeans definitely check out this collection.



Outfit picks

Levi’s Lefty Jean Textile Vest

By Laura on February 13th, 2011

Check out this awesome vest from the Levi’s Lefty Jean collection. Headed up by Takahiro Miyashita and Kazuki Kuraishi, the pair have work together to produce something a little different for the more traditional denim brand. The Textile Vest has a Mexican blanket come flannel feel and is meant to be worn either alone or buttoned inside a Levi’s Trucker jacket as a liner. Personally I think it would look great paired with dark denim, a white waffle t-shirt and a pair of chukkas.



Denim

Levi’s Launch Waterless Line

By Laura on January 24th, 2011

I have a bit of a confession to make. I pretty much never wash my jeans…Once in a while I throw them in the freezer, but that’s about it. But what if you could save millions of liters of water just by washing your jeans less? It seems this is the very idea behind Levi’s new Waterless line.

Apparently the average pair of Levi’s jeans uses 42 liters of water per washing process. The Levi’s Waterless line aims to reduces this usage by up to 96% in the finishing process. In other words these rigid jeans use virtually no water in production. Check out the fun video above announcing the campaign.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Will’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Argyle Jumper from Gap

By Will Reid on December 18th, 2008

This outfit is based around an Argyle jumper from Gap and with argyle being one of the key trends of this season (it was featured on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana as well as Thom Browne,) the jumper is a perfect foundation for a great Christmas look. Take Levis Skinny 511™ jeans and add in a pair of gold shoes by Common Projects for some Christmas cheer!

See after the jump for full product details!

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Jeans & Trousers

Levis Red Engineered 10 year re-release

By Jonathan Smith on November 20th, 2008

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When it comes to jeans I always believe less is more, which is why I have never taken to Diesel jeans or even most Evisu but Levis, for me seem to get it right almost every time. However for the Levis Engineered Jeans I feel like they really dropped the ball. In theory I love the idea of an homage to the quirk in a twill that meant that early pairs of Levis would twist to the left but the finished product seemed a little cheap. Luckily for Levis few people shared my lack of enthusiasm and the Levis Engineered were an immediate success, 10 years on and the first purpose twisted pair of jeans is being re-released in a super cool collectors box. The special edition comes in the original three cuts: the Standard, the Giant and the Loose Culottes for girls and is slated for release in Spring/Summer 09, however the first 100 pairs will be available from Oki-Ni from early December.

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Jeans & Trousers

Trousers London: G-Star wearers need not apply

By Jonathan Smith on October 2nd, 2008

tl.jpgA little while ago our young fashionable upstart Will test drove a pre-production sample of a pair of drop crotch jeans by Trousers London and now the equally young denim brand has opened their online store so you can buy the finished article, fancy that!

Their first line comes as four styles of jean each limited to 150 pairs and individually numbered, costing £180 per pair. The brand focuses on the quality and the sustainability of their materials and looks to be a big player in the cutthroat world of denim. I seriously like these jeans; they are potentially a superior alternative to Levi’s Vintage, Evisu and Edwin. In fact, I think they are far superior to all these brands, which is hard for me to say being a Levi’s die-hard.

If you’re looking to splash out on a new pair of jeans then look no further than the Trousers London website and jump through for more images of all the styles – G-Star wearers need not apply.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Jeans & Trousers

Yay Or Nay: Denim Deity?

By Will Reid on September 30th, 2008

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Denim has been rife on the catwalks of this season with many big-name designers putting out denim tuxedos, denim waistcoats and even denim shirts (okay, that’s not too odd.) I, myself, have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this timeless fabric and I think it’s safe to say I’ve explored it thoroughly!


What do you think? Vote in our poll below!

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Clothing, Jeans & Trousers

Levi x Fenom

By Jonathan Smith on September 8th, 2008

ap_F23_20080907122243275.jpgFenom’s assault on Denim continues with their now well established collaboration with Levi’s. This seasons offerings are a 207 and a 505 all with the Fenom trademark details such as a new leather patch on the waistband, lining on the rear pocket, zip pocket and of course the Fenom lightening bolts painted on in red. These should be available at select Levi’s dealers soon- possibly by the end of the week.

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[Source: jungle23]

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Jeans & Trousers

Custom Levi’s from… Levi’s!

By Jonathan Smith on September 3rd, 2008

jeans.jpgHitting you up with some more Levi’s action, this time from Japan. Levi’s Japan has launched a new service for all of those who wanted custom jeans straight out the box. Following in the footsteps of Nike I.D it is now possible to get custom jeans direct from Levi’s with the ability to pick the cut, wash, wear, and details such as rivet colour and paint spatters.

This is all good and I’m sure it will take off, though I would like to see some more wash options and a few different cuts other than 502 regular wide, 505 regular wide and 517 bootcut- what’s wrong with a nice skinny fit?

[Info from hypebeast.com]




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