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A Masterclass in Making a Mess: The Levi’s® x END. ‘Painted’ Capsule Collection

The Levi’s® x END. ‘Painted’ capsule is a colourful celebration of the American label’s 168-year strong heritage

Words by Will Halbert

We’ll be honest, the inaugural collaboration between selvedge denim stalwarts, Levi’s® and UK menswear purveyors, END. is an emphatic and unmitigated mess. And that’s exactly the point. 

Releasing at midnight tonight (to those lucky enough the win END.’s raffle), the Levi’s x END. ‘Painted’ capsule is a beautifully erratic, expertly-crafted display of paint-splattered pandemonium from two of the very best in the business.  

The seven-piece collection transforms classic silhouettes from Levi’s® archive with hand-painted splatters, iconic Big E branding, screen-printed logos and comes embellished with END.’s trademark branding. All in all, it’s a mess in the best of ways, offering up a multi-coloured celebration Levi’s® well-made, work-worn garments and, more importantly, the people who wear them. 

Essential Picks

The Trucker Jacket

Nothing speaks to classic, americana cool quite like the classic trucker jacket. From cowboys to miners, rock stars to presidents, the trucker jacket has long been the jacket of choice for those looking for something expressly built to take a beating. This collaborative variant mixes lowkey vintage elements like selvedge denim and contrast stitching with a more in-your-face smattering of paint. The result is a workwear staple with an artist-fresh-from-the-atelier twist.

The 505™ Selvedge Jeans

Selvedge denim has long been the canvas for its wearers. This collaborative take on the 505 fit takes that sentiment to beautifully literal heights with an array of colourful paint splatters. Crafted from premium selvedge denim, the jeans represent a heartfelt homage to the patina potential of classic workwear. The jeans are finished with the famous (and thoroughly grail-worthy) big ‘E’ red tab and a co-branded leather patch. 

The Levi’s® x END. ‘Painted’ capsule raffle ends at 00:01 on 17th April. Click here to enter.