By now, summer seems like a distant memory. Outside the temperatures are cooling off and reminding you that Christmas break is only a few weeks away! But as menacing as the cold weather gets, you can’t hibernate all winter long, and when you head outside to hang with friends and take a new winter profile pic you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared with winter wear. That’s why we’ve put together looks for men and women featuring this year’s best cold weather styles so that no matter how bad the wind, rain, or snow, you can keep cozy.
The Levi’s Trucker Jacket is the perfect canvas to express yourself. This year, Levi’s is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic jacket, and to honor this special milestone, we’re going to walk you through how to personalize your very own!
But first… a quick Levi’s Trucker Jacket history!
Late 1800’s — Levi’s invented the denim jacket.
Who wore it? Miners on the west coast — the rivets, pleats, and durable fabric made it an essential for their work attire.
1967 — It became an icon! With a slimmer fit, two front pockets, and a signature ‘V’ front, the Type III Trucker Jacket was born.
Who wore it? Cowboys, rebels, and rock stars personalized their jacket with patches, pins, and rips.
Today — Levi’s Trucker Jacket celebrates its 50th anniversary!
Who wears it? Everyone! There’s a perfect style for any look, and we’re going to show you how to take this classic fit and make it yours.
How To Personalize Your Trucker
Camo is the one trend this fall that’s made for you to stand out — not blend in. It’s the hottest print of the season and we have plenty of styles for you to choose from. Top brands like adidas Originals, Nike, Under Armour, and more are all carrying their own camouflage print.
So how do you wear it? Well, you don’t want to overdo it — looking like a member of a militia or duck-hunting party isn’t the goal — so pick your favorite piece of camo shoes or clothing and make it the statement piece. From there, build your outfit around it. You can mix camo with more neutrals or wear it with a pop of color for a bold look.
Check out our top camouflage styles by clicking through the images below and make sure to shop here to see our full collection.
Have you ever wanted a jean that would custom fit to your body? Look no further! The Levi’s 501 Original Shrink-To-Fit Jean does just that. This classic-fitting jean is made from authentic raw denim, perfect for forming to your body.
So how exactly do you go about getting these jeans to custom fit? Well, there are three different Levi’s recommended methods to this custom-fitting madness:
1. Go old school: buy true to size in the waist and two sizes up in length. Wear them in the tub, keep on to dry.
2. Line Dry: buy two sizes larger in length and waist. Machine wash on warm, and air dry for a rigid feel.
3. Unwashed: no need to size up — just hang them outside in the sun from time to time to keep them fresh.
In order to properly assess each of these methods, we tested it ourselves. Check out the before and after pictures below along with an overview of how the process worked.
Old School Bath Tub Method
Bath tub method? Yes, you’re actually supposed to sit in a bath tub with your Levi’s on. Sounds silly, but we found out that it really works.
What We Did: Had our tester sit in warm water for 15-20 minutes, towel off his pants, and sit in them for 4 hours until they were almost dry.
The Result: THEY SHRANK! As you can see in the photos, the length of the jeans definitely came up a couple of inches, and the fit became a little more narrow through the legs and across the backside.
Tips: If you’re fully committed to wearing the pants until they’re completely dry, try it on a warm day when you can sit/walk outside. However, we understand that this method might not be for everyone, so here are some tips to speed up the drying process: towel dry excess water after exiting the bathtub, use a hair dryer to dry the pants while still wearing them, or tumble dry in the dryer on low until damp, then wear until completely dry.
Line Dry Method
This method is less complicated and had a similar result to the previous method.
What We Did: Had our tester wash the jeans in warm water and hung them to dry inside.
The Result: The jeans shrank like they were supposed to, but not quite to the extent that the old school method did.
Tips: If you like the feel of rigid denim, wash less to maintain the raw authenticity.
For those of you who love the feel of raw denim, this is the method for you.
What We Did: Our tester wore his true-to-size jeans around for a couple days, then hung them outside when he felt they needed to be freshened up.
The Result: No shrinkage, and the jeans kept their rigid feel.
Shop our 10+ colors of the Levi’s 501 Shrink to Fit Jeans and get your customized fit today!
From slim to loose, we have the perfect pair of jeans for you! Not sure what fit to buy? We’re here to help. Check out the different fits below to find your perfect pair of Levi’s to love.
Note For All Fits: Stay true to size for a slimmer look, or go up a size to get a more relaxed fit.
Slim Fit: Levi’s 511
Stay on trend in these Levi’s 511 jeans that are cut close to the body without being too restricting.
Works best for: Slender builds
Fit: Between skinny and straight
Leg: Slim through thigh and leg opening
Rise: Just below the waist
Slim Straight: Levi’s 514
Levi’s 514 are the perfect jeans for the modern man.
Works best for: Athletic to medium builds
Fit: Slimmer leg without being skinny
Leg: Straight leg opening from knee to ankle with room in the thigh
Rise: Sits just below the waist with room in the seat
Original Fit: Levi’s 501
When you think of a great classic pair of jeans, the Levi’s 501 is what comes to mind.
Works best for: All builds
Fit: Regular fit
Leg: Straight leg
Rise: Medium rise sits right at the waist
Athletic Fit: Levi’s 541
The unique look of the Levi’s 541 will give you the best of both worlds — loose with the room you need without looking baggy.
Works best for: Medium to athletic builds
Leg: Tapered leg for a less baggy look
Rise: Sits right at the waist with a relaxed seat
Loose Fit: Levi’s 569
If you love your jeans loose and baggy, then you’ll love the Levi’s 569.
Works best for: Athletic builds
Leg: Straight leg with room in the thighs
Rise: Sits below the waist with room in the seat
Need more denim to add to your collection? We have plenty of other jeans brands with comparable fits such as: Southpole, Kennedy Denim, Fourth Of November, Akoo, Civil Clothing, LRG, and DNM. Make sure to check them all out at eastbay.com.