GEAR: Levi's Orange Tab FW14
Every year Levi's Orange Tab manages to come out with an assortment of denim separates that -- although ripped straight from the company's archives -- look completely fresh and utterly on-trend. A sucker for sherpa trucker jackets, and an expert in the quality therein, am convinced the bleached and fitted number they're offering this year (slanted welt pockets! chest pockets with arcuate flaps!) is pretty damn-near perfect. And can we talk about the men's two-tone western shirt? And how cute it would look with the fitted, women's high-waisted denim skirt?
While Levi's Vintage Clothing never makes a sartorial misstep, there tends to be an overarching theme of heritage workwear no matter the collection -- marking the line wonderful for it's dedication to authenticity, but also somewhat stoic -- these are pieces for true denimheads and avid collectors. Orange Tab, however, has always remained hyper-wearable, and the 1970's-inspired cerulean blue and bleached finishes manage to feel evocative of both 1970's Americana and cosmopolitan youth-culture. Easy wearing.