Levi’s® x McLaren Racing: Where Heritage Meets Innovation

Since the revolutionary debut of 501® jeans — the iconic first pair of blue jeans — the Levi’s® brand has consistently blended tradition with innovation in its apparel. Meanwhile, in the adrenaline-fueled universe of McLaren Racing, continuous innovation and the refinement of breathtaking cars are constants. In a monumental first, these two titans join forces to present the Levi’s® x McLaren Racing Collection.

The Levi’s® x McLaren Racing collection showcases a variety of pieces: a Racing Jacket, Racing Suit, Racing Gloves, Heritage Trucker, Heritage 501® Jeans, Constructors Tee, and a Racing Bandana. Inspired by McLaren Racing’s vintage era, the cropped, boxy-fit Racing Jacket features a chain-stitch embroidered logo on the back and twill taping at the cuff and hem. The jacket, offered in a light wash, includes a satin liner and an embossed veg tan leather co-branded patch.

With the identical light wash, the Racing Suit boasts a slight drop crotch, a straight leg, and a roomy fit. Decorated with vintage-inspired patches and a crackle print along the right leg, plus the co-branded patch, the suit is finished with a veg tan leather zipper that runs down the front centre. The three-tone Racing Gloves, drawing from archival McLaren Racing graphic vintage posters, employ colours from the classic McLaren palette and include perforation patterns for enhanced breathability. Made from Italian leather and featuring a Levi’s® shank for snap closure, the gloves display an embroidered signature of McLaren Racing founder Bruce McLaren and a debossed McLaren logo.

The cropped, boxy-fit Heritage Trucker, with a medium wash and pintucks at the elbows, features vintage-inspired patches on both the left and right chest. Red tape backs the centre-front zipper, while the red co-branded back patch nods to McLaren’s ‘80s classic cars. In a historical twist, the Heritage 501® Jeans swap the left back pocket for a shadow pocket with a crackle print and include a red tape welt zipper pocket at the top.

To celebrate McLaren Racing’s legacy, the jeans join the rest of the collection, featuring vintage-inspired patches and a red co-branded back patch. The Constructors Tee highlights a printed front graphic of an ‘80s-era McLaren race car. The Racing Bandana rounds out the collection by reinterpreting classic Levi’s® western motifs through the lens of McLaren’s ‘80s aesthetics.

The collection was unveiled globally on July 3rd, coinciding with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. It is available on Levi.com, the Levi’s® App, and select Levi’s® Stores.