Levi’s started crafting apparel and dry goods with very specific needs at the dawn of the Gold Rush over 150 years ago. Denim for gold miners and canvas for the tents they lived in while they were prospecting. In order to meet the demands that these pioneers would place on their clothing, Levi’s had to continually innovate in terms of construction, materials and manufacturing. Fast forward to 2014 and this same attention to detail is still evident in everything the brand makes.
Skateboarders have been wearing Levi’s since metal wheels where nailed to 2x4s in the 1950s. The demands put on clothing by skateboarders has only gotten increasingly greater as stair sets and gaps have gotten bigger. Levi’s recognized that product could be made better for skateboarding. So they took to the task of doing just that. See below for select pieces using the work-wear inspired construction from the Spring 2014 Skateboarding Collection.
The classic workwear inspired chino, rethought and redesigned. Comfort and durability that aren’t mutually exclusive thanks to the blend of cotton, Cordura and T400 Lycra. Reinforced stitching at common blow-out points and pocket bags that have been specifically designed to keep thing where they belong…in your pockets. If you own one pair of chinos, you want them to be these. They cost more than the average pair you’ll find in a skate shop and there’s a reason for it.
The silhouette of the Maker Shirt should be quite familiar to any fan of Levi’s. This is the inspired evolution of our work wear button-up that has been reinterpreted through four unique material stories and designs. Featuring narrower triple needle stitching, reinforced elbow patches and a pencil pocket.
Reversible Puff Vest
Inspired by your favorite vest of yesteryear, made better to last longer. A true reversible vest, one side boasts rip-stop material while the other is water repellent nylon for when the weather isn’t cooperating. The perfect layering piece to keep your torso warm while still having full range of motion with your arms.