Jeans: they’re the best.
A medley of comfort and practicality, with just a tinge of rebellion.
So here, take these: Levi’s Vintage Clothing line, available just now online.
Levi’s, the iconic S.F. denim brand, stretches back to the mid-19th century. They’ve codified the vestiary swagger of miners, mods, rockers, bikers and hipsters.
Now, Levi’s has reproduced the fits and fabrics of yesteryear.
Each piece comes complete with a date, price, fabric/design breakdown and its historical significance.
A ’40s-era, slim-fit reversible leather jacket: half deep-black leather, half rusty orange cotton twill.
The radicalized 1954 take on the 501s, with tapered legs and a zipper in place of the ubiquitous button-fly … to appeal to snooty East Coasters. (“Like peeing into the jaws of an alligator,” chided one Westerner.)
An early ’40s ribbed graphic tee that proclaims “I Have Seen the Future.”
History’s not always kind.
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