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The Inspiration Of The Collection

The new Fall-Winter collection from Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a tribute to the uncompromising bands of the ’80s underground music scene in Louisville, Kentucky. A new sound took shape as young bands with an unorthodox songwriting approach emerged from the hardcore scene. Their music became the driving influence of ’90s post-rock and fore-shadowed Seattle grunge.

With this new collection, Levi’s Vintage Clothing is celebrating these artists and the legacy they left behind.

The 501 From 1984

One of the pillars of the new LVC collection is the 501 model from 1984. These jeans have a regular fit through thigh, and straight leg opening. During this time, Levi’s was transitioning from selvedge to non-selvedge denim. These five-pocket jeans feature a button fly and twin needle arcuate on the back pockets.

The Inspiration Of The Collection

The head-designer of the LVC collection, Paul O’Neill, about the collection; “The bands had a classic look incorporating Levi’s truckers and 501s and the music often had gothic elements which all influenced how I approached the collection. The scene at the time was very uncompromising in as far as they were making music that interested them and had no great desire for commercial success or fame. It was this authenticity that appealed to me.”

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim. Nominated as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50.