Fashion August, 16 2012

Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Blanket Vest

Talking to the Levi’s XX folk at Jacket Required, it was interesting to hear their thoughts on where Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Levi’s Made & Crafted sat in the Levi’s XX empire. Denim heads, purists, vintage fans and revival types will inevitably head straight to Levi’s Vintage Clothing where jeans are remade on old patterns and archival pieces are brought back to life. Of course, there’s a dose of creative license with the sub brand but at its core is Levi’s of old. Made & Crafted on the other hand has been given generous room for experimentation, referencing the past rather than reproducing it. Fabrics, shapes and cuts will seem familiar, inspired by their impressive history but modern in their execution. This Type II vest is a great example of that balance. The pleated, denim jacket classic turned on its head, or inside out to be more precise, the blanket lining now given a chance to show off. An interesting take on one of Levi’s standards, find it here.