Levi’s Vintage Clothing tends to take their reproduction garments very literally. However, defying just about all expectations, they’ve recently made a pair of jeans that could’ve just as easily been a brainchild of weirdo brand, Needles.
First, the backstory: An old loom had been sitting on display in the Cone Mills lobby for several years after it was retired, generating some intrigue with those who frequented said lobby. Luckily, there was still a bolt of fabric left from the retired loom, and the staff over at Levi’s thought it’d be great to make some jeans out of the fabric…before realizing that they were actually a left-hand twill.
Being that they are Levi’s and Levi’s always use right-hand twills (and, as mentioned, they take these things very literally), they decided to take the backward fabric and extend that idea down to every detail. So, the infamous red tag is on the left back pocket, the paper patch is placed on the left side with backward print, the coin pocket is on the left side, and even the button fly is backward (lefties rejoice!). They were only able to make about a dozen pairs from the deadstock bolt of fabric, which is probably the only bad news associated with this oddball release.
And since you are not a recipient of one of those deadstock pieces — nor, sadly, am I — you can snag the production version. Limited to just 501 pairs total, you can find a pair at Unionmade for $495.