I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t actually like Levi’s. Whether you’re into denim or not, the iconic 501’s are recognised by most as completely timeless and one of the most well-known and loved items of clothing of the past 50 years or so. Levi’s as a brand has also been pretty adept at remaining contemporary and widening its collection to meet consumer demand, whilst retaining the classic look.
Since 1873 Levi’s denim has been famous for looking better with age and the new leather collection just released by the brand offers the same evolution-with-time characteristics.
The collection includes saddle bags, festival bags, passport covers etc and each piece is handcrafted in Verona by a family run business. Verona is known for artisanal expertise and has been the location for high quality handcraft production for many years.
The collection has been developed with three natural colour ways – natural vachetta, chestnut and black – all designed to become more beautiful with age as the leather becomes increasingly supple and worn-in, bespoke to the owner’s use. With the natural vachetta tone in particular, the leather will darken into rich deep tones that evolve with time.
I’m a big fan of leather that ages and shows the wear and tear of where it’s been. If you’re looking for any more kudos for being associated with Levi’s take a look at the recent #LiveinLevis project which features the ever stylish Parisian producer, author and model Caroline De Maigret.
The leather collection is only available in selected stores at the moment including Regent Street and Newburgh Street in London as well as locations in Paris, Moscow, Berlin and more. Prices start at £42 for the smaller items and go up to £360 for a leather bag.
Go to Levi’s for more info.