At the end of 2017, one of the last selvedge denim producers in the United States, Cone Mills White Oak in Greensboro, North Carolina, closed its doors after 112 years of business. This end of an era also marked the termination of a partnership between Cone Mills White Oak and Levi’s. Levi’s Vintage Clothing is now celebrating the company’s long-standing relationship with the selvedge denim provider with two limited edition pieces.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing digs into its archives to breathe new life into the 1953 Type 2 Trucker Jacket and the 1955 501 Jean. The garments are made from six different types of Shrink-to-Fit denim, previously restored by Cone Mills White Oak. This accounts for the first and last time that these six denim fabrics have been used on one piece of clothing.
Limited to 150 pieces each, the 1953 Type 2 Trucker Jacket and the 1955 501 Jean come packaged in a special box crafted from Carolinian White Oak wood. Look for the two pieces to release on May 20.