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Levi’s Vintage Clothing – The Golden Handshake

1915 501: Original (left), LVC (right)

1915 501: Original (left), LVC (right)

LVC Lot 71 Sack Coat

Lot 71 Sack Coat

LVC 1950 701: Original (left), LVC (right)

1950 701: Original (left), LVC (right)

LVC Hiking Coat

LVC Hiking Coat

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the legendary partnership between Levi’s and Cone Mills. To commemorate this historic gentleman’s agreement, LVC‘s latest collection pays tribute to the American denim bastion, the 1915 501 jean, and the people who helped put it all together.

The 1915 501 is a buckle-back jean with exposed rivets at the rear pockets as well as a crotch rivet. It accommodates for suspenders and keen denim enthusiasts will note the single-needle arcuates. For the Roaring Twenties/pre-depression-era jacket lover, there’s the 1920s-inspired Lot 71 Sack Coat which uses what Levi’s calls ‘Express Stripe’ cotton fabric with branded brass buttons. If you want something a little more contemporary with some fancy technology, they also reproduced the 1950s 701 jean which is made of sanforized pink-line selvedge raw denim complete with a zipper-fly.

The Fall/Winter 2015 Look Book is set against the Appalachians, neighbors to the Greensboro plant we know and love today and you can check it out here. To shop the collection, head to the Levi’s website.