Wrangler® Releases Curated Collection of Vintage and Preloved Denim

By: Kontoor Brands News Team Apr 05, 2022 Feature Story Tags: Wrangler

Wrangler Reborn™ features iconic items in celebration of 75 years preserved from as early as the 1950s, available for resale exclusively on Wrangler.com

April 5, 2022 — Greensboro, NC — Global denim icon Wrangler® today announced the release of Wrangler Reborn™, a curated collection of vintage and preloved denim featuring items from as early as the 1950s to the 2000s. Including both styles that are in mint condition, as well as those that boast the highly sought after, broken-in threads, the collection’s launch is well-timed with the brand’s 75th anniversary and prolongs the life of its durable, distinctive denim. Wrangler Reborn™ celebrates the original, iconic and revered styles that shaped the brand into what it is today and remain top-sellers as western-inspired fashion, global casualization and ‘work-leisure’ wardrobes and resale trends continue to steadily increase among younger audiences.

With a pioneering spirit, Wrangler has helped define style and lifestyle trends for decades, and the Wrangler Reborn™ Collection spotlights the resilience of Wrangler denim and the brand’s commitment to crafting quality pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation. The most featured fits in Wrangler Reborn™ were originally built for durability and longevity for the cowboys of the American West, adopted globally in the 1960s, making the styles credible and valued today around the world. Wrangler has been embraced by all walks of life, from rock stars to rodeo cowboys to roller queens, from bikers to factory workers to race car legends.

“Curating the pieces in this collection as we celebrate Wrangler’s 75th anniversary really transported us back in time to key moments in our history, while also bringing into clear focus the cultural significance of authentic, durable, quality denim of past, present and future,” said Vivian Rivetti, Vice President Global Design - Wrangler.Wrangler jeans are timeless and loved across generations, and this collection appeals to denim heads, longtime Wrangler fans and young vintage-lovers alike, representing the importance of our heritage and proving that this collection is truly one for the ages.”

Wrangler Reborn™ includes vintage denim styles from the brand’s archives, including the brand’s continued best-selling jean styles — the 13MWZ Cowboy Cut® jean and Cowboy Cut® 0936:

  • A tried-and-true wardrobe staple originally made by cowboys for cowboys, the 13MWZ (Men’s Western Zipper) Cowboy Cut® has earned icon status, known for its durability, quality and authenticity. An innovation since its creation, this style includes a deeper watch pocket for convenience, flat rivets to avoid scratching and two additional belt loops to make sure belts are secure.
  • The Cowboy Cut® 0936 features a slim-fitting silhouette for today’s modern cowboy. The tried-and-true wardrobe staple for cowboys who demand a lot from their everyday clothes, this style comes with the same iconic details of the 13MWZ Cowboy Cut® with a modern twist that features a slim silhouette through the seat, thigh and knee. With the revival of western styles in mainstream fashion, the Wrangler Reborn™ collection allows younger consumers to own a piece of authentic western fashion with a rich story that reflects western history and stands the test of time that is reborn with a new story for generations to come.

Launching online during Earth Month, the Wrangler Reborn™ collection is part of the brand’s WeCare Wrangler™ sustainability mission, contributing to circularity within the fashion industry by taking older denim pieces some of which might otherwise end up in a landfill and enabling them to be re-sold and re-loved. The greatest form of sustainability is longevity, and this collection is a testament to the durability of Wrangler denim. Some of the items in the collection have been around for more than six decades and still stand strong today. WeCare Wrangler™ is a brand platform with a mission to protect our land, conserve the planet’s resources and respect all people. To further embark on their commitment to sustainability, Wrangler will be introducing an Earth Jean this month, to celebrate our planet and the drive to creating a more sustainable future.

To learn more about the Wrangler Reborn™ Collection and #Wrangler75, visit wrangler.com.

About Wrangler®

Wrangler®, of Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB), has been an icon in authentic American style for 75 years. With a rich legacy rooted in the Western lifestyle, Wrangler is committed to offering superior quality and timeless design. Its collections for men, women, and children look and feel great, inspiring all those who wear them to be strong and ready for everyday life. Wrangler is available in retail stores worldwide, including flagship stores in Fort Worth and Greensboro, department stores, mass-market retailers, specialty shops, top western outfitters, and online. For more information, visit Wrangler.com.

Morgan Lang

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