Check out Marius Syvanen and Pat Moran wearing the Levi’s Skateboarding Fall 2015 collection as they skate through Oakland, California.
The 2015 Levi's Skateboarding Spring and Fall Collections pay tribute to the brand's hometown roots. Spring '15 was inspired by a small group of working class heroes who helped build the Golden Gate Bridge, known as the "Half Way To Hell Club." The bridge was completed in 1933. One year later, seven miles into the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz became a fully operational federal penitentiary, and this famed landmark became the inspiration for the new Fall '15 Levi's Skateboarding Collection. Fast forward to 1988: Skateboarding photographer, Bryce Kanights, and legendary skateboarder Mark Gonzales hop a ferry boat over to the island where they capture one of the most iconic skateboarding images of all time. Gonz in full prison stripes slashing atop a vert wall in the prison's courtyard.
That single image inspired the Levi's Skateboarding design team so much that they encompassed the entire Fall 2015 Collection around this picture. From that initial inspiration of Bryce's photo, the Levi's Skateboarding design team dug into the famous Levi's Archives to take nods from workwear styles of the '30s and '40s eras on 'The Rock'. Highlights from the Collection include the Work Pant, a skateboarding favorite released seasonally in new colors, along with the Quilted Mason Shirt, the Lined Chorecoat, Reform Shirt, Work Pant and the 2-Pack Tees.