LVC Einstein Jacket


Levi’s® Vintage Clothing is thrilled to launch an updated version of the popular leather Menlo Cossack “Einstein” jacket. The original reissue from Spring 2018 came in brown leather and was a reproduction of the one Albert Einstein famously wore. It was 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.

Building on the success of the 2018 reproduction, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing introduces the jacket in black leather. Reimagined as a jacket that Einstein would have worn while in disguise. Perhaps the professor had a roguish secret identity where he crusaded through the city at night fighting crime. For this, he would have wanted his favorite Levi’s® leather jacket, but in black.

• Slim Fit
• Made in Italy of 100% sheep leather
• Limited Edition of 500 worldwide


Every element of this new Einstein jacket is the same as the original, only with unique a tongue-in-cheek twist. The color is black. The label is black with red writing instead of yellow. Even the auction paddle comes with two eyeholes cut out of it (all part of Einstein’s “disguise”). And, just as with the original, the jacket will come with an Einstein fragrance developed by the same Brooklyn-based perfume house D.S & Durga. A warm blend of burley pipe tobacco, papyrus manuscripts and vintage leather…but now slightly tweaked to reflect Einstein’s secret double life.

A stitch for stitch reproduction of the 1930’s Levi’s® Menlo Cossack Jacket famously worn by Albert Einstein.