Denim icon Wrangler presented an exclusive collaboration with motorsports specialist Alpinestars. ÔÇÿWrangler powered by Alpinestars’ is two limited edition styles, infusing the brands classic style and heritage with Alpinestars market leading protection technology. This means the jeans are reinforced at the seat, hip and knee areas with Kevlar. Formula One star, Kimi Raikkonen, is the ambassador for this premium initiative as well.
Kevlar is famously used to make military flak jackets, and employed in motorsports to resist abrasion and tears. The contoured leg shape is optimized for riding. The black leather biker jacket is fully prepped for motorcycle adventures, and benefits from Wrangler’s flair for vintage aesthetics. Elbows and shoulders are shelled in Bio Armor, a specialized polymer/rubber compound used in motorcycle clothing to protect the wearer against impact.
The look is iconic: all black, fully functional and lovingly aged. ÔÇÿWrangler powered by Alpinestars’ is strictly limited edition. Just 65 jackets and 80 pairs of jeans are available: each jacket and each pair of jeans are individually numbered, making each garment completely unique to its owner. The products are sold exclusively through seven premium lifestyles stores across Europe including Solo in Sweden and SPMRKT in Amsterdam – seven stores to represent Wrangler’s seven design icons, the special elements including flat rivets and ergonomic watch pocket that make Wrangler jeans unique. Both styles are co-branded, and the jeans are packaged in a premium, co-branded box. Jeans are priced at Ôé¼299, the jacket is Ôé¼499.