Levi's Barstow Western Shirt
The Levi's Barstow Western
Shirt is as iconic as the Levi's 501's and the classic Trucker Jacket.
Worn by pioneers, outliers and outcasts, Levi's Western Shirts have been
tested by generations and continue to define the modern dress code. The
Barstow Western features original western yoke details, chest pockets
and a snap-front closure, symbolic of rugged American culture.
Western snap flap chest
Front and back pointed
We suggest ordering true to
size for a tailored fit or size up for a more relaxed fit
Levi Strauss & Co.
first produced the “Western shirt” around 1926. By 1937, the company had
its first separate Western Wear line, focused on ranch wear. By the mid
to late 1950s, Levi Strauss & Co.’s Western shirt had become a printed
or woven cotton product, often featuring wild patterns and colors. These
1950s shirts usually had mother-of-pearl snaps instead of buttons, and
often featured the “Sawtooth” style pocket flap, as well as the
traditional one-point flap.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been
innovating since the birth of the first pair of jeans on May 20th, 1873.
One day the wife of a local laborer asked Jacob Davis, a tailor and one
of Levi's loyal customers, to make a pair of pants for her husband that
wouldn't fall apart. Jacob came up with the idea to put metal rivets at
points of strain, like pocket corners and the base of the button fly.
Davis collaborated with Levi and soon the first riveted clothing was
made and sold. The first pair of 'jeans' were made from traditonal
denim, a popular choice of fabric for men's workwear, and within a very
short time the jean was a bona fide success.