American folk was the theme for Levi’s Vintage Clothing Fall ’19 collection.
Featuring men’s jean jackets, button-down shirts and cozy knits, the new collection by Levi’s Vintage Clothing pays homage to American folk music, specifically its epicenter in New York City’s Greenwich Village where musicians like Bob Dylan honed their craft.
Distressed denim, suede and corduroy brings the collection’s bohemian nature to life, while key silhouettes are pulled straight from Levi’s own archives.
Highlights in the collection include the Climate Seal Jacket, a bomber-style jacket from the ’50s with Sherpa lining and front welt pockets; the suede Sherpa Trucker jacket in golden nugget yellow; and the 1967 505 jeans, a slim-fitting jean remade for 2019 with selvedge denim and the big “E” red tab.
“Folk music from that period in Greenwich Village changed the course of popular music and inspired a lot of what we see around us today and take for granted,” said Paul O’Neill, head of design at Levi’s vintage clothing, told Rivet. “The collection is based on how these folk singers styled themselves with a dressed-down approach which oozed style and was very ‘Levi’s.’”
The collection retails for $88 for T-shirts to $1,495 for the suede Trucker. Jeans are available in men’s sizes 28-38, while jackets S-XL and shirts S-2XL are available.
It’s not just Levi’s that’s going back in time. As the fashion clocks turn back, denim brands look to their historical garments for inspiration.
In honor of its 50th anniversary this year, Gap launched a collection of its most iconic looks since its beginning in 1969. It featured denim styles from the ’70s, carpenter jeans and a chore jacket based on ’80s workwear, ’90s-inspired jean jackets and more.
Lee also debuted a “vintage modern” collection in August.