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Slam Jam is not only a go-to retailer for all things streetwear and luxury, it’s also a research department. Okay, not a full researcher, but over the past few weeks the retailer has been trying to define the concept of the ultimate uniform with its ongoing project (Non)Corporate Uniforms. Grunge-leaning explorations into the uniform have taken many forms, like Cobain’s inspired collaboration last month with Converse. This month, Levi’s x Slam Jam is in the spotlight.

The thing about a punk uniform is that all the pieces are mismatched, jagged, and a stark contrast to the usual definition of a uniform. Levi’s x Slam Jam follows this trend. Using the legendary Levi’s 501 as a backdrop, Slam Jam emphasizes the youthful and rebellious side of basic jeans.

As a collector of vintage Levi’s 501s, Slam Jam founder Luca Benini has seen his fair share of ripped pairs, but Levi’s x Slam Jam goes above and beyond in this regard. The heavily distressed denim features a wax coating and a laser printed logo on the side. The pair is finished with an inner satin lining for added comfort and to fill in the gaps created by the many rips. Only 89 pairs of Levi’s x Slam Jam 501s were made to commemorate the year Slam Jam was born.

Complementing the Levi’s x Slam Jam 501, the retailer also launched a mohair sweater that takes inspiration from Johnny Rotten’s ’90s Seditionaries Knit, and a bleach-wash cotton shirt.

Shop Levi’s x Slam Jam and (Un)corporate uniforms below.

Commando knit mohair sweater

Checked shirt

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