Denim Tears Crafts Leather Biker Collaboration With Levi’s

Capturing the authenticity, realness, freedom, and defiance of conformity that forms the bikers’ code.

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Following its debut collaboration with ERL, Tremaine Emory’s Denim Tears label has reunited with Levi’s for a third collection that pays homage to the Black biker community.

Made up of 10 pieces, the latest offering features a selection of reimagined Levi’s silhouettes printed with contrasting cotton wreaths, a suede embossed co-branded patch, and cinches that nod to traditional motorcycle patterns and matching leather pants.

Items featured throughout the range include a pair of Western Stitch 501 jeans, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and a matching Western Stitch Denim Shirt. Both of these pieces are rendered in a worn indigo finish and house Western motifs: down the arms, across the back yoke, and on the outside of each leg. A Western Cowboy shirt arrives in worn-in black denim and features a sherpa collar, fringe detailing and leather lace closure.

Adding to the capsule is a Leather Vest which boasts a chenille pharaoh patch, as well as a T-shirt surrounded by pan-African flags. A denim hat with an embossed leather patch, a black and gold bag with floral appliqués, and a brown leather belt with a brass pharaoh buckle and stud details finish up the collection.

“What seems like simple and functional attire at first glance is aesthetically informed by Native American, cowboy, rodeo evidence, workwear, military surplus, outlaw, and drifter influences,” Emory said in a statement. “We cooked all of these elements up with the legacy of flash show and Afro opulence to honor the powerful mind state of the Black biker. I know that those who have the attitude, the character, and the front to wear these pieces will do so forever.”

You can cop the Levi’s x Denim Tears collection now from select Dover Street Market stores and online.

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