Fashion May, 15 2013

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Revisits Orange Tab & 1960s Detroit for Fall Winter 2013

Another cleverly conceived collection from Levi’s Vintage Clothing. Once again two stories make up the new season. Up first, ’60s Detroit Motor City, the lookbook taking in Motown vibes and the working week at the automotive factory. Elements of Soul, Jazz, Mod and Traditional, here we get slick knitwear, wool polos buttoned up all the way, smart ‘n slim twill ‘Spikes’ trousers, striped tees, V-Stitch sweatshirts and checkerboard shirts. For the second installment of Fall Winter 2013, a more free-spirited, flower-child collection centered around the classic Orange Tab. First produced in the late 1960s as an affordable line for young folk, it continued to thrive through the 1970s ‘Synonymous with simple and clean design’ and the hippy kids who took it to their hearts. Highlights here include the oversized logo ringer tee, bleached and stonewash denim, exaggerated collars on western shirts and big ol’ flares for women. Alongside these two strands the core repro line continues with some amazing reversible leather jackets, including an impressive shawl collar number as well as 1944 14oz Cone Mill 501s, WW2 issue with those cotton saving painted arcuates. Plenty to see in the gallery, head on in.