Through seasons, trends and generations, jeans are the foundation of any good look. This transcends concentrations and disciplines; oft-imitated, iconic fits – the rocker, the mod, the worker – are all cemented by the jeans. Sneaker culture, despite obviously being vested in footwear, is intrinsically tied to the jean, and frankly owes part of its popularity to an explosion in denim interest over the past 10 years. From this, a new paradigm has emerged to stand as the next iconic look. Call it a “sneakerhead,” even call it the “HYPEBEAST” if you want, but the interaction of wearing and obsessing over jeans to highlight your kicks is specific to this generation.
It’s almost a cliché to call Levi’s a “classic” brand at this point, but it’s almost impossible to imagine classic looks in history without observing that red tab. Celebrating both its history and its future, Levi’s tapped the legendary jeffstaple and Hiroshi Uehara to speak on how Levi’s jeans have dramatically influenced modern jean culture. Starting in the early 2000s, both chronicle the charms of Levi’s pieces through the past few years, detailing their successes and how the brand has informed and influenced an entire generation.
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