UNIFORM | Levi's Vintage Clothing



The other day I posted about the L.L. Bean zipper duffle in a bit of frustration. They brought back a very similar version of the 1934 bag, but it was noticeably different. Why not just bring back the exact original design? I said in a blog rant. Maybe I'm just comparing them unfairly with Levi's Vintage Clothing, which creates perfect replicas from original design specifications of historic Levi's denim and clothing—with an exactitude that almost borders on crazy—and I love that.

As an example, this is an original issue early Orange Tab 1970s sweatshirt, and the one below is a 2013 issue by Levis Vintage Clothing—it also comes in blue. I love that sweatshirt so much that I bought one at the Independence booth at Northern Grade Chicago last month.

Levi's Vintage Clothing is sold online at ShopBop and at select Levi's retailers and stores around the globe, one of them being the Levi's Malibu store, which I made a recent visit to.


Another Orange Tab item I'm really digging is The 1966 606 Jean in the above photo. It was first introduced in the late 1960s for a younger Levi's fan, one that was looking for slimmer and more stylish fit that was also affordable. The 606 is widely considered as the original skinny jean, and I love that stone wash. It sits right at the hips and tapers from the side down to the ankle. And like all Levi's Orange Tab jeans and clothes, every step of the manufacturing process happens right here in the USA, exactly as it did in the 60s and 70s. And if you happen to make it to the Malibu store, you'll also find some actual vintage Levi's goods.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I miss the sense of adventure I got from reading your blog around the time from Before the book was published (which I have and love). Now it feels like just another fashion blog with more focus on the material attributes....which the tomboy is not confined to, right? Beyond the boundaries of fashion and sense of adventure was what drew me in, but I rarely find that these days in your posts...I really like the original idea of your blog, and I´m kind of feeling it is getting lost in too many posts about what to wear....What do you Think? All the best, from Kristina

MarLa said...

Love the Levi's sponsored posts. JUST ordered (and received) yet another "boyfriend skinny"this week (in black). I think it's the perfect hybrid of the vintage/larger pocketed/selvedge/finished seamed jeans of yore with modern tailoring & a teeny bit 'o lycra. My go to look for shows this season.

Lizzie said...

@Kristina

Thanks for the feedback. It's a real challenge to keep the content original, diverse, and not repeat subjects, but it's something I'm always striving for.

Since the beginning of the blog the posts have combined aspirational subjects and material fashion, but I appreciate you letting me know your point of view.

I thought yesterday's post on Raul's nightclub and last week's post about the women's motorcycle exhibit portrayed the same sense of adventure as I've always tried to capture, but again...something to think about.

LGM

Anonymous said...

That fringed jacket SENDS ME

Anonymous said...

Kristina here again :-) I know there are other types of posts too, and they are the main reason I come here, because they are so inspiring! I like the "what to wear" posts now and then too....I guess I'm just concerned that they take over because I think you have a great PoV that is really inspiring. There is something about the combination of the historical pictures + stories that is so powerful next to the comtemporary ones. And your own PoV when writing about them. Would love to see that developed, maybe a TS II book...
-Kristina

clothesminded said...

i recently bought, and am totally obsessed with, the 606 jeans. They are "vintage" but they also seem timeless!

Thread suppliers said...

Levis is a really great company!

Sandra Thomas said...

I like all Levis products. Its one of the great company. This post was stunning, I like that cow boy style dress.http://www.luluhypermarket.com/GoodLife/fashion-room-latest-trends.html

Anonymous said...

I wish it was more affordable! I never thought I would say that about Levi's because I've always worn their brand because of style, price and durability. I guess this line is catered to a particular demographic. from Mimi

Agnes Wentzel Blank said...

Aaah, I love the jumpers!!

Anonymous said...

I coordinated the project to make the Levi's orange tab signs in this post's retail shop photos - over 300 signs made in the USA and distributed worldwide :) peace, Loren

Anonymous said...

I coordinated the project to make the Levi's orange tab signs in this post's retail shop photos - over 300 signs made in the USA and distributed worldwide :) peace, Loren

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