Tack Nova, $195
Levi's Made & Crafted is the progressive, experimental arm of the American denim label. That means making smart, modern garments fit for today's guy while retaining the heritage and quality of a beloved 140-year-old brand. Durable, comfortable and versatile, they're the kind of pieces that will become the classics of the future. Herewith, an up-close look at the details that set their denim apart.
A modern interpretation of a popular Levi's fit from the 1960s, the Tack is Levi's Made & Crafted's best selling jean worldwide. For spring, it comes in more than a dozen washes and finishes.
A slim fit without being overly skinny, the jeans have a modern mid-rise with a zipper fly and a slight taper at the ankle.
Premium denim from some of the finest mills in the world, the Tack utilizes cotton from Japan and Italy as well as the best American denim crafted on old-school looms at Cone Denim's White Oak factory in Greensboro, North Carolina. One selvedge style, for example, is made from a Japanese cotton that's compact yet lightweight thanks to the extremely fine and tightly-woven yarns.
Tack Blades of Glory, $185
Tack White, $185
Sewn in America or Europe using a single needle stitching, this not only makes for a cleaner finish but also a more comfortable pair of jeans. The pocket scoops and fly have a retro square shape, while the back pocket is perfectly placed in the best position to flatter your backside.
Each pair is hand finished for an authentic look and feel. The design team not only combs through the extensive Levi's archive, but they also wear raw denim samples for eight months to a year and then mimic those natural wear patterns for the final product. Other details that set the jeans apart? A leather patch at the waistband and their signature "ghost arcuate" stitching on the back pockets.