When I first saw these images, I felt such a 50’s vibe, I thought it was so cool. I told this to the Hand Eye peeps and they answered me: “Totally! You can tell we were steeping in a lot of old Levi’s ads at the time. :)”
Hand-Eye Supply is a work-focused supply store for creative minds located in Portland, OR. “Every item we carry and every project we do needs to meet our high standards for Utility, Story, and Design. We engage with our community through our Curiosity Club speaker series and other various projects.
“We stock things that are nice to use, hard to find, lovely to touch, and inspiring in origin. From research materials to tool storage, from pocket knives to attractive workwear with pockets to hold those knives, we’ve got something for everyone. We serve your needs from conception through execution and into life. As the retail operation of Core77 (the ’11th most Influential Website in the World’) Hand-Eye Supply merges design-mindedness with the culture of craftsmanship present in our hometown of Portland, OR.
“The Hand-Eye x L.C. King work jeans are inspired by traditional work wear and the blending of work and lifestyle seen in contemporary craft and maker communities. At Hand-Eye Supply we require that everything we carry be well made, ethically sourced, and help inspire people to do good work – whatever their field may be. Due to those criteria we’ve specialized in carrying attractive work wear and cool tools for years, but it took a great partnership (and great materials) to get us into the denim game. L.C. King has manufactured work wear in the US for over a century. The 12.5oz selvedge denim comes from Greensboro, NC, the cotton duck is both bold and tough, and they’re entirely made in the US. The slim cut provides enough room to work in while staying narrow and modern enough to look great on the street. Traditional quality meets contemporary style.”
You can check out their website for more information, it is really unique and quite interesting.