Blanket coverage: Levi's X Pendleton collaboration hits stores Nov. 8
The latest wardrobe mashup from collaboration-crazy Levi Strauss & Co. is with Pendleton Woolen Mills, a sixth-generation, family-owned brand that's been part of the fabric of America nearly as long as the jeans maker.
The Portland, Ore.-based blanket maker, which traces its roots back to 1909, has created an exclusive Native American inspired geometric "Levi's Jacquard" pattern in shades of indigo, red and gold (meant to symbolize the colors found in a pair of Levi's jeans) that will appear on linings and accents of the seven-piece Levi's Workwear by Pendleton capsule collection that will be priced from $118 to $238.
Pieces include two men's jackets -- a trucker jacket with a removable jacquard-print vest, and a western jacket with wool panels and hand-warming pockets -- and two women's jackets -- a convertible trucker jacket with a detachable, thigh-length, hooded Pendleton wrap and a more feminine, fitted version of the men's jacquard print jacket.
The clothing assortment is rounded out with a women's wool cape and men's work shirt. In addition, a limited number of special-edition blankets featuring the exclusive Levi's jacquard design will also be sold. The heavyweight wool blankets will include a cotton wrap with indigo whip-stitch edging and will be packaged in a commemorative box.
Neither brand has been shy about riding the collaboration train lately, Levi's X Billy Reid, Levi's X Brooks Brothers and Levi's X Obey among the recent ones for Levi Strauss, and collaborations with Vans and Opening Ceremony among those for Pendleton (and a new Pendleton X Hurley collection we'll tell you about as soon as we get more details).
Items from the collection will be sold through all Levi's stores (including L.A.-area locations) as well as a handful of Pendleton stores. The capsule collection will also be e-tailed through the companies' respective websites (levis.com and pendleton-usa.com) starting Nov. 8.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: The new seven-piece Levi's Workwear by Pendleton collection for men and women includes a women's trucker jacket with removable wool jacquard-print vest ($168). Credit: Levi Strauss & Co.