Inside the Levi’s Vault: A rare look at the brand’s denim archive
By Samuel Trotman

Get a very rare look at Levi’s Vintage Clothing and the denim gems that have been archived over the years. WGSN reports

May 13, 2016

5 min

Formed in 1999, Levi’s Vintage Clothing started as a celebration of the history of the iconic Levi’s brand, taking inspiration from the vast denim and workwear archive.

In this film our friends at Heddel’s visited Paul O’Neill, senior designer of Levi’s Vintage Clothing, who offers a rare look inside the brand’s archive at its head office in San Francisco.

Inside the Levi’s Vault – The Methodology of Levi’s Vintage Clothing from Heddels on Vimeo.

Along with Levi’s full time archivist, Anastasia Fink, O’Neil discuss their approach and process of reproducing these original garments that are exact in every way, down to the very last rivet. Throughout the video we get to see some of the unique archive pieces that inspired LVC’s latest Spring/Summer 16 collection, drawing inspiration from the Levi’s company’ baseball team, “Elesco” which dates back to 1880.

Check out the video for a more in-depth look as well as the look book below:


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