Have you ever heard of Cram Jam Chest? Us neither. From the looks of their half-in-Japanese website, they make stuffed art. In any case, they’ve teamed up with Levi’s to make a series of puppies made out of denim for the Levi’s store in Shibuya, Japan. Is this a good way to recycle jeans? These denim doggies are mighty cute … but not sure we’d put down for a stuffed animal. (No one can ever replace Winkie, the all but destroyed teddy bear you won’t admit to keeping under your pillow). [High Snobiety] Keep reading »
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We’ll come clean: Opening Ceremony is one of those concept stores we love to follow and write about, but have we ever bought anything there? No. We believe the term is called … aspirational living. Anyhow, now’s the chance for us to step across the gilded threshold because the high-end retailer has teamed up with Levi’s to launch a special collection with a $150 price cap. The range will include some denim items, including jackets (nice, bringing them back), plus a bunch of unisex pieces (everyone’s favorite thing these days).
Interestingly, a large chunk of the line will be devoted to corduroy. Teen Vogue reports that there will be “eight different shades including lavender and curry.” The material is definitely classic, but come to think of it, we haven’t worn our corduroy pants in quite some time. How do you feel about them? Different for girls than guys? [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
Because being in jail doesn’t have to mean looking bad (um?), Levi’s presents clothes fit for incarceration. From actually really cute high-waisted, black and white striped pants to screen printed tees that will give you that prison tat look with half the pain and none of the permanence, Levi’s has got you covered for an overnighter in the clink. Perfect for when you get charged in connection with that grisly scene now on display over at Barney’s. More of the looks, after the jump… [High Snobiety]
Check out the full lookbook after the jump and tell us: Are you feeling the felon look? Keep reading »
A saucy catwalk stunt by Bollywood-hearthbrob Akshay Kumar landed him and his wife in the slammer. During Lakme Fashion Week, Kumar, who is brand ambassador for Levi’s “Unbuttoned” collection, attempted to do just that when he paused on the catwalk and asked his wife to unbutton his jeans. It would have been cute, if it wasn’t illegal. According to section 294 of the Indian Penal code this sexy-time stunt violated India’s obscenity laws and is punishable to up to two years in prison.
After the stunt, someone filed a complaint and Kumar’s wife was arrested while Akshay followed by turning himself in to cops. The stunt-loving star apologized to the public and his wife was let out on bail. Sigh, how quickly feeling frisky can lead to being frisked! [Metro.co.uk] Keep reading »
A pair of old-school Levi’s from the 1890s was found in an abandoned mine in California’s Mojave Desert. The company historian for Levi Strauss & Co. thinks they’re the 201 style, a “value” (read: cheaper) version of their 501s. The jeans sold on eBay for $36,099 last week, which is three times as much as the most expensive pair of jeans we’ve heard of, which are covered with Swarovski crystals. Let this be a lesson: Classic always trumps trendy. [WWD] Keep reading »