This month, Levi’s introduce a brand new collection, dubbed ‘Levi’s Streetwear’ to the shelves of 12, specially selected UK skate stores. The denim itself presents something a little more than your average pair of 501’s, with fits and features tailored specifically for a skateboarder’s lifestyle.
Four unique fits make up the collection. The 111 Skinny, the 222 Slim, the 333 Slim Tapered, and the 444 Slim X Fit, (the first three with plenty of stretch) and each is available in a number of finishes, including ‘Compressor’, ‘Smoke’, ‘Pitch’, and ‘Bruise’. That’s all well and good, but it’s the special features that really make this something different. Reinforced bar tacks make the denim extra durable, while triple layered belt loops do the same, and an additional ‘security stitch’ across the back pockets is in place to keep your possessions safe even if you do wear through the bottom. Moving down to the hem, chain stitched finishing keeps seams tightly held, and the denim even features a rubber coated inner hem, making it much less likely to fray on the heels. Finished off with a black, stenciled back patch, Levi’s really have thought of everything here, and have managed not to compromise style for functionality, as it all looks great too.
Accompanying the denim is a range of tees, hoods, and button-up shirts, most of which fit within the grey/black colour scheme that the collection holds, which you’ll also find in this lookbook, put together by the folks at Fifty Fifty, as an opportunity to see the product in ‘action’. This is a great introduction from Levi’s, and it’s release has been executed brilliantly, with the collection available from only 12 skate stores in the UK, and exclusive to Europe. Find select pieces at Fifty Fifty now, or head to Levi’s Streetwear to find your local stockist.