Clarks x Levi’s Vintage Clothing Collab 2021: Where to Buy


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Clarks Originals partners with Levi’s Vintage Clothing to make our 80s/90s fashion goals a reality. Taking inspiration from the Manchester, UK music scene of the late 80s, the collaboration features three special-edition Clarks boots to complement LVC’s Spring Summer 2021 ‘Loose Fix’ collection.

Leading the new trio of crepe-soled sneakers are Wallabees in pink suede (a Clarks model that’s made a comeback recently) with mauve nubuck trim and mauve laces. Second, light blue suede Desert Boots with lavender laces. Third is a pair of Clarks’ Weavers (something of a hybrid between the Wallabee and the Desert Boot) that’s been outfitted in two shades of Sand Yellow on premium suede and nubuck.

Courtesy of Clarks Originals

To buy:
Vintage Clarks x Levi’s Wallabees

“It’s just a really old-fashioned approach to making shoes that are timeless, shoes that people will always love,” said Paul O’Neill, LVC’s chief designer, in a press release. “These are all traditional Clarks shoes with a contemporary take on color.”

The “Madchester” music scene set fashion trends that continue to hit the streets and runways today. Raves mixed ’80s trends with silhouettes that became ’90s fashion staples: baggy jeans, oversized parkas and Clarks Wallabees were part of this uniform. To any observer of modern streetstyle, these pieces probably look familiar.

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Courtesy of Clarks Originals

To buy:
Levi’s Vintage Loose Fix Collection

The shoes are designed in conjunction with Levi’s Vintage Clothing Spring/Summer 2021 “Loose Fix” collection – another colorful and modern recreation of what Manchester kids rocked in the late eighties. “When we created the ‘Loose Fix’ collection, we thought it would be great to collaborate with Clarks to coincide with it,” says O’Neill. “They were really big in Manchester in the 80s and all over the UK. I’ve probably worn them myself for 30 years.

Clarks Originals is no stranger to joint effort collections. A long list of previous collaborators includes labels such as Supreme, Aime Leon Dore and Drake’s OVO brand, as well as films like Marvel’s Black Panther.

Meanwhile, Levi’s also unveiled a Levi’s Vintage Clothing x Central Station Design collection, which pays homage to Manchester’s 1980s acid house scene, and Central Station Design, the studio behind many album covers and period posters. “That explosive music was more than just sound,” says the brand; “it was a look, a scene, an energy.”

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To buy:
Levi’s Vintage x Central Station design

The collection also includes graphic tees inspired by British band Happy Mondays, who have often worked with Central Station Design on their sleeve designs. Each piece features some of the band’s original album artwork, repurposed on long-sleeved shirts. All items in the collection are produced in extremely limited editions, making them true collector’s items for music fans and fashion enthusiasts.

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