Thursday, 19 January 2012

America's best





PHIL Collins, yes I know awful musician, once had a record called No Jacket Required, but as with all of Collins music he was wrong, very wrong, especially when it comes to the 1930 Menlo’s jacket release, as this one is required.

Re-issued after far too long in the cupboard of the famous American fashion house, the jacket was originally released in 1930 and is part of the Levis design archives and of course is a full 100% sheep-skin leather delight.

Six button fronted with two button fastened waist pockets in tan is made in Italy and as a nod to its time, comes in slim fit.

This jacket is a stand out product and it has definitely stood the test of time.

The famous brand has also released some superb new T-shirts and shirts, which are very much a piece of perfect Americana.

The stripe and Sailor t-shirts, both striped and both classic in look and design. Be it West Side Story to Hells Angels to the Beach Boys or American Graffiti these 100% cotton shirts are both part of the sailor range, the only difference, colours, is the shorter arm from the stripe to the Sailor, with the longer being on the stripe.

Regular fit and part of the SS12 collection the stripe comes in orange and light grey, while the Sailor comes in navy and light grey.

Stick a soft pack of Marlboro in the chest pocket and the Wet Sand denim shirt could be at home on the range or any American street.

The darkwash denim shirt, comes with two chest pockets and pearl button finishing, plus the iconic Levi tab on the pocket.

The slim fit shirt and sports shoulder cut diamond patches.

Not a bad start to the New Year from Levis me thinks