Levi's Made & Crafted x POGGYTHEMAN Come Together For The Love Of Vintage


United Arrows & Sons Creative Director, Motofumi "Poggy" Kogi has always drawn much of his inspiration from the intersection between streetwear and vintage Americana workwear. Specifically, Levi's denim and the classic look of legendary film star James Dean that has long resonated with the Japanese director and street style star's imagination. 

Levi's Made & Crafted teamed up with Poggy for a unique capsule collection that ties together the craftsmanship and ruggedness of classic workwear with the fashion forward styling and creativity often found on the street. Poggy states "I grew up with street culture and in the 1990s there were many great fashion magazines in Japan that I learned from. So, I'm trying to mix workwear and traditional details with a street attitude, as well as a vintage look."

Hunting through the Levi's archives in San Francisco, Poggy found WWII-era garments that fueled the creative vision for the collection, this included chore coats, overalls and button-up shirts - all archival silhouettes reinterpreted for the modern era. Every piece is made in Japan and will feature a Levi's leather tab alongside Poggy's own signature tag.

More than just a nod to Poggy's love of traditional workwear, this collection is also a celebration of the enduring popularity of vintage clothing - especially vintage Levi's - in Japan. A new offering of pieces for people who really understand and appreciate quality and the marriage of street culture and vintage style.

The collection will be exclusively in New Zealand at available from selected Barkers stores from September 5th. Global stores will also be releasing the collection on September 5th.

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