Jul 20, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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For S/S 14 Levi’s Vintage Clothing revive the cult classic Spike collection in 3 eye popping colours.
In 1958, Levi’s introduced Spikes, polished cotton pants for men and children with a fit that was inspired by a railroad spike and a color scheme taken from Jello flavors: Lemon, Lime and Orange. Perhaps a little too dazzling and bold for the era, the collection never caught on and the brand was forced to discontinue the line. A few years later, they came up with an ingenious way to deal with the leftover Spikes that didn’t sell: over dye them in more conservative colors and re-release them.
While deadstock versions of these pants (in their original colourways) remain rare, Levi’s Vintage Clothing revive these cult classics once again for S/S 14 in their iconic luminous palettes. Like the predecessors, the reproductions have slanted front pockets, a zipper fly, squared off pockets without arcuates and a black big “E” tab with gold lettering. Below is a full spec of the style:
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