Levi’s and Pendleton Are Redefining Denim Classics
Isn’t there anything more classic and iconic than a pair of Levi’s jeans? If your answer is ‘no’, you may be rethinking your opinion in a few seconds. The American colossus, Levi’s is, in fact, about to redefine denim classics thanks to an interesting collaboration, which involves another all-American textile-manufacturing company: Pendleton Woolen Mills. While Levi’s is undoubtedly renowned for its denim pieces, Pendleton’s specifically famous for its geometric patterned Native American blankets, which have been produced since the last decade of the XIX century.
Pendleton, which has these years partnered with UGG and Star Wars (check Pendleton The Force Awakens’ four blankets before it’s too late; there will be only 1,977 pieces of each blanket available!), as well as with Nike and O’Neil, has just announced the release of a capsule collection with Levi’s, the highlights of which include a section of some cozy $398 wool-lined trucker Jackets that are probably going to be sold out in a short amount of time.
The Pendleton x Levi’s jackets line consists of a revisited version of the classic Levi’s Denim jacket, this time exclusively covered with Pendleton’s perfectly tailored jacquard-patterned woven blankets. The jackets have a clean mannish cut that, however, aren’t merely meant to be worn my men. These jackets are one-of-a-kind unisex pieces, which can enhance any girl’s boyish look with an adorably oversized contribution, as well as any boy’s western look with a simple but effortlessly classic touch. In other words, the new Pendleton x Levi’s jackets literally fit anyone, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Moreover, to be completely honest, this capsule collection is also interesting because it ultimately sets our inner Linus free, who is finally able to carry his notorious security blanket everywhere without any fear of losing it.
It is also interesting to notice that, to return the favor, the Californian denim company gave its contribution to a $300 Levi’s x Pendleton wool blanket, which basically looks like the warmest and most fashionable blanket ever made.
Modern and trendy, these jackets are traditional at heart and wild at spirit, and confirm, for the second time, the success of such a truly-American collaboration, which finds its roots in the Native American culture (the first Pendleton’s blankets were actually initially made for men and women of the Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes). When two icons get together, in fact, fireworks are surely to be expected. In this case, such fireworks may be translated into the perfect combination of two different, yet somehow similar attitudes that we can’t help but hope will keep on creating such iconic and comfy pieces of clothing.
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