Levi’s Vintage Clothing has unveiled a limited-edition version of its iconic 501 jean, celebrating a rare and popular piece from its archive. The all-Japanese jean is a reference to a popular 1966 501 that released in Japan in the 1990s before making its return as a very limited release to celebrate the opening of the new Levi’s store in Harajuku last year.
Constructed entirely from Japanese selvedge denim, the jean also features like-for-like reconstruction of all the Japanese detailing. This includes the back patch, red tab, fabric tags, packaging and button stamps all appearing in Japanese.
This launch marks the start of a new initiative from Levi’s, with all 501 shrink-to-fit fabrics for LVC set to be manufactured in Japan going forward.
The limited-edition Japanese jean is set to release on April 30, and will be available from stockists including Goodhood.
In other fashion news, Palace has released its final Spring 2020 editorial.