As early as the 1950s, Jamaicans traveled to the United States in search of R&B records to bring back and play at their now-legendary sound system parties in Kingston. During these trips, they would also seek out and bring back the latest fashions.
This continued through the 1960s, as musicians discovered American R&B and soul music and reinterpreted it into the sounds of ska, rocksteady and eventually reggae in the 1970s. This period was also marked by a distinct emergence of style. Musicians and fans created a look uniquely their own, one that blended vintage workwear, sportswear and tailored clothing.
For Fall 2018, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing celebrates how American culture was absorbed, reflected and reinterpreted by these rockers and rude boys.
1. Type III Trucker Jacket
Reproduction. Features 11 different corduroys, copper shanks and our Levi’s® White Tab.
2. 1970s Levi’s® Safari Jacket
Reproduction. Features Cone Mills pre-shrunk denim, copper shanks, faux chest pockets and our Levi’s® Orange Tab.
3. 1970s Orange Tab Trucker Jacket
Reproduction. Features Cone Mills pre-shrunk denim, snap closure, faux seams and embellished with corduroy patches.
4. 1960s Sta-Prest Trousers
Reproduction. Features 14 wale cord, a straight leg, Levi’s® Sta-Prest label and trouser pockets.
Levi’s® Vintage Clothing reproduces the fits, fabrics and details of bygone eras. Our source material is our own archive, and our inspiration is the hardworking men and women we’ve equipped for the last 140 years. Each seasonal collection, iconic reissue and special edition is a chance to relive our treasured history.