After launching throughout UK skate stores last year, Levi’s ‘black tab’ Streetwear programme continues it’s strong run with a Spring/Summer collection of denim and button-ups with a skate-focus.
The 222 slim and 333 slim tapered return in new colour options, including Pitch (Black), and indigo and graze washes. They include the same skate ready features as their predecessors, including security stitched back pockets, chain stitched hems, and reinforced bar tacks (features which you can read more about in our ‘Introduction‘). SS12 introduces the new 777 model in two ways – as the 501 inspired classic denim, and as the ‘Fog’ washed cut-off-style shorts. The woven options are simple, with two blue chambray options, a solid and a stripe. Though they don’t present anything we haven’t seen before, both are staple pieces which compliment the denim selection nicely, and continue the story of durability with triple stitched seams.
I’ve been impressed with what the ‘Streetwear’ line has had to say for itself so far, and the made-for-skate feature present something that to my knowledge, no one else is really doing at the moment. I would like to see the apparel develop a little further though, beyond the fairly ‘safe’ options we’ve seen so far as currently it just feels like filler. The collection is available now from select skate accounts including Bored, who shot the images below.