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The Vintage Guide To London | December 12, 2017

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Sponsored Video: Get your vintage denim customised at the Levi's® Tailor Shop

Sponsored Video: Get your vintage denim customised at the Levi’s® Tailor Shop

If you’re a denim fan then you’re in for a treat this summer. Levi’s have just launched their in-house tailor shops, giving you the chance to have your favourite vintage Levi’s pieces customised by their team of tailors.

Be it leg alterations, tapering and other repairs, or adding personal touches such as patches – some will be available in store – or monogramming, there’s a customisation option for everyone. Prices are fair too, with repair fees ranging from £5 – £15 and limited edition embroidery prices ranging from £10-50 – simply head to your nearest Levi’s shop to find out more, Londoner’s are best off going to the flagship store on Regent’s Street.

Here are some customisation ideas for your vintage denim:

    • If you have any denim in your wardrobe that doesn’t quite fit, now is your chance to get it tailored to your needs. Think taking up the hem, tapering the legs, adjusting the waist or having the zip or buttons replaced.
    • Give that old pair of Levi’s a new lease of life by having it transformed into shorts.
    • Get personal and add patches to your favourite jacket. You can easily find vintage patches on eBay or Etsy or check out London vintage shops like Blitz Vintage, Rokit or Absolute Vintage.
    • Embroidered denim was hugely popular in the Seventies (although you can find examples of embroidery designs for denim going back to the Forties and Fifties). Think flower motifs, colourful rainbows, Aztec-inspired patterns or other folk art-based ideas – a quick Google search or browse on Pinterest should get you inspired to pick one of Levi’s modern or retro suggestions.
    • Add a monogram to your favourite jacket or jeans – you could be subtle and classic, very 1950s, or bold and bright for a more modern take.

This post has been sponsored by Levis, but all thoughts are our own.