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Welcome to the latest edition of Working It, where Racked National takes street style to the next level—the office. The litmus test of a true fashionista is how she (or he) rocks her style on any old day to work. Forget the pedestrian khakis and a button downs—these fashionable professionals take the office dress code to a whole other dimension. Quick, somebody call HR!
This week, we bring you to the San Francisco office of Levi's. Famous for its all-American heritage and vintage wares, the brand's staff knows a thing or two about casual, but cool, dressing.
Mordechai Rubinstein, Global Fashion Anthropologist: Loeb Strauss meets David Hockney.
Mordechai is wearing vintage Levi's Sta-Prest pants, a vintage Levi's shirt and ball cap, and vintage Levi's Made in the USA tasseled loafers.
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All images by Mordechai Rubinstein
Ibby Clifford, Senior Manager Global PR for the Levi's Brand: Whichever way the wind blows. My style changes like the weather. I like to pepper in some old, some new and always a pop of color.
Ibby is wearing Levi's Vintage jeans, a jacket from Aritzia, a J.Crew tank top, a Timex for J.Crew watch, bracelets from J.Crew and Threads of Hope, a Yellow Owl Workshop for Madewell necklace, and Matiko boots.
Style advice: I always recommend wearing one piece of jewelry that's a conversation starter. I have one particular necklace that I bought at the Alameda Flea Market that always manages to catch people's eye. It's a heart shaped pendant fashioned out of an old luggage tag from the 60s. No matter where I go I always get compliments on it and I love telling the story behind it.
Melissa Ladines-Mejia, Senior Women's Global Publicity Manager: My personal style is simple and classic. I am either wearing something Levi's or black. I am also obsessed with heels, jewelry and Louis Vuitton and vintage Gucci bags.
Melissa is wearing a Stella McCartney skirt, a Levi's Chambray tank, Christian Louboutin heels, and bracelets by Threads of Hope, Hermes, Finn Minor Obsessions, and Mia & Kompany.
Style advice: Make sure you wear jeans that fit your body type! Women all over the world should really be wearing Levi's Curve ID.
Jimmy Everett, Men's Global Publicity Manager: Relaxed, rugged, rebellious. I like to be comfortable without compromising style and to add a little edge. I like when something is a little off, deconstructed and to add an edgy accessory.
Jimmy is wearing a Levi's Commuter series trucker jacket, a shirt by B.D. Baggies, Levi's Red Tab jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes, Gucci and Hermes bracelets, and his own ring.
Style advice: Trust your gut. If you're not completely comfortable, then chances are it's not the right look for you. Always go with what you know works on you and looks chic. When you feel good you look good.
Len Peltier, VP Creative Director, Levi's Global Marketing: Rugged/Refined.
Len is wearing a vintage Pendleton jacket, Levi's 514 cords, and Church's English boots.
Style advice: If you are going to wear it, have the confidence to own it. Break the rules and don't take it so seriously. Color is overrated.
Jonathan Cheung, Vice President Global Mens Merchandising Tops: Discreet.
Jonathan is wearing a shirt by Levi's Made & Crafted, a Levi's T-shirt, Levi's 505's Made in USA from Levi's Vintage Clothing jeans, brogues by Edward Green, Hackett London socks, and a Seiko GS GMT watch.