Levi’s Vintage Clothing — Albert Einstein Menlo Cossack Jacket — San Francisco, USA
Celebrating a truly unique piece of Levi’s® and American history, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing is thrilled to present a limited edition reproduction of Albert Einstein’s Levi’s® Menlo Cossack Jacket. Acquired by Levi’s® in 2016 at a Christie’s auction, the Levi’s® Menlo Cossack Jacket is synonymous with Einstein’s early years in the United States during the 1930s, the time in which Einstein and his work achieved global notoriety.
As noted by Christie’s, in addition to marks of wear, the jacket also carried with it a faint scent. Einstein was an incessant pipe-smoker, and even 60 years after his death, his jacket still smelled of sweet pipe tobacco. In step with Levi’s® dedication to authenticity, and with the help of Brooklyn-based perfume house D.S. & Durga, they recreated the scent of Einstein’s jacket: a warm blend of burley pipe tobacco, papyrus manuscripts and vintage leather. A bottle of this exclusive scent accompanies each jacket, along with a replica of the No. 97 auction paddle that was used to bid on this historic garment.