Levi’s Vintage SS12 Highlights

If there’s one company that are experts in archive digging, it’s Levi’s Vintage, and with a wealth of history to fall back on they produce exact reproductions of their garments from the past century and this Spring/Summer collection doesn’t fail to deliver.

This Levi’s Vintage collection has you covered, offering a range of shirting, chinos,  jeans,  sweatshirts, t-shirts and an incredible duck canvas blazer. For me though, there are three key pieces in the collection that stand out; the 1960’s striped t-shirt, the light indigo sunset coat and the 1950’s crew sweatshirt. To start with, the striped t-shirt (which has been a feature of the Levi’s Vintage collection for some time) hosts a perfect blend of red, ecru and various shades of blue, as well as featuring a ringer collar and being produced from 100% premium washed cotton. The neck labelling inside is all as it was in it’s 1960’s original and has a subtle check pocket to finish.

Next we have the 1950’s crewneck sweater, taken straight from the archives of Levi’s sportswear range. Once again, it’s made from 100% premium washed cotton and features exposed seams. It’s not exactly groundbreaking stuff, but I love wearing simple, well produced sweats. It’s the little details that have me personally, not to mention the Levi’s sportswear packaging it’s wrapped in.

Last we have my favourite piece from the whole collection, the 192o’s sunset coat. It’s made with a washed and worn looking duck canvas and features a two way collar, embossed metal buttons with the ‘Sunset’ detail and original neck labelling. This classic piece of workwear is the sort of thing which has made Levi’s the company that we know today. Pairing it with either chinos or jeans and a shirt with or without a tie, this is the sort of every day piece which is easy to wear, but finishes an outfit off properly.

All pieces are pretty limited in numbers and are all available now from both Present and End Clothing

James Clothier

James is a freelance photographer. As well as being a talent behind the lens, James also has a passion for Menswear.

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