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It's not always easy deciding what to wear every day. Granted, the lucky thing with where I work is, no one bats an eye lid if you walk in wearing something totally obscure.
For me however, I tend to try and live by the less is more approach. I love to experiment with clothing, and I've had many a fashion disaster in my lifetime, but over the years I've found the style I love and what works for me personally. For today's look I went for a casual mix of all things Levis.
As you can see, colour wise, I'm a big fan of blues and indigos. I think it's fail safe and very easy to wear with most other colour ways, while still being a bit more exciting that your standard navy.
So let me break down today's look, starting with my pants. They are from the Limited Edition Levis Red collection - and probably the most luxurious 'casual' pant in the world. 5 pocket, 3/4 dropped crotch, fully lined with indigo cotton silk, and a light cotton flannel wadding.
Levis explain that the 2x1 hemp, 8oz denim is woven with a super fine yarn and the wide plain selvedge can not be seen unless the garment is taken apart. So it's safe to say they are pretty bad ass. It is quite literally like walking around in the most extravagant and quality pair of PJ'S ever.
The pants have two types on denim on both sides and have a square top block and dropped crotch fit. Even though they are silk lined they are comfortable and breathable in different climates. I've worn them in summer (like I have today) and on a chiller winters day with socks and platform sneaks.
When researching the history behind these I discovered many of the details, such as the pocket scoops and the back pocket shapes come from Levis Strauss and Co's 'Duck and Denim' styles from 1873 -74.
A rare pair of Levi’s circa 1873 on the right hand side. Aspects of this original vintage pant were adapted to create the Limited Edition Levis Red pant.
One of the most special parts of the pant is on the back. The signature Levis patch label. This oversized patch adds another dimension to the pant completely. The old school branding reminds me of vintage Levis posters you find from 100's of years ago. I found out the over sized cotton back patch was apparently inspired by children's sized vintage Levis garments, and when proportion made detail and sundries often appear too large.
I love that there is so much thought and history behind this pant. They are a piece I treasure, and one which I will continue to wear for many years to come!
The next bit of my my Levis inspired look, is my LVC shirt. This is a men's shirt, and I love the oversized fit. The great thing about Levis Vintage are the shirts wear so beautifully and the more faded they get the better they actually look. This one of mine is a very soft cotton denim, and is the perfect throw on over a t shirt or vest.
I've finished off my look by wearing some Birkenstock's. However this style of pant can easily go with a pump, or chunkier brogue in the Autumn time.
Here are a few more similar pieces that I am lusting after / think are worth grabbing!
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