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In their inaugural collection, Levi’s and 686 led the way by creating waterproof breathable as the basis of their jacket and bottoms. The technical excellence continues as the brands link up for a 2010 winter collection. Featuring jackets and bottoms for the mountain, Levi’s denim background is preserved throughout the collection with notable elements of the brand incorporated into the design. The marquee part of the collection are the bottoms which are reproductions of a 501 dubbed the “Heath” which dates back to 1927. The Heath was named after the student who happened to discover the jeans in a Las Vegas goldmine during a school project. The bottoms will be strictly limited to 200 pairs worldwide. Look for the collection to be available via 686.com and other selected retailers.
Photography: RUANO + BROK