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Rare Alife items up for grabs
Alife was founded in 1999 in New York, by four friends -- Arnaud Delecolle, Tony Arcabascio, Tammy Brainard and Rob Cristofaro. Alife is a New York City-based, multi-tasking, multi-faceted lifestyle driven company. They are well known for curatorial work, creative direction and production of editorial content for books and magazines, art shows, ... Read more »
Gamla Brogatan Market
If you're in Stockholm on the 15th of May, don't miss Gamla Brogatan Market.Smack dab in the middle of the city, Gamla Brogatan is where you find loads of interesting shops, cafés, restaurants and more.Sweden's only official Red Wing Shoes store is at Gamla Brogatan no. 23.... Read more »
To find out what size ring you want, follow these instructions. Take a piece of string, ribbon, thread, or a thin strip of paper and wrap it around your finger, close to the knuckle. With a pen, carefully mark the spot where the string overlaps with its end and hold it up to a ruler that has millimeter measurements.Ensure that your finger is at ... Read more »
New brand: Jernhest
Jernhest was founded in the spring of 2013 in the medium sized town of Linköping, Sweden. Jernhest is the result of two friend's quitting their dayjobs to realize their vision to create something of their own out of their common interests in bikes, music and the will to create. This was when Jernhest was born, a brand closely related to its... Read more »
Autumn music
It's autumn in Sivletto country. Chilly mornings and leaves like fireworks. Please enjoy this selection of tunes on the theme, compiled by Sivletto CEO Anna-Karin.Alternate link... Read more »
Harris Tweed - from the land comes the cloth
You might have come across the term Harris Tweed in our product descriptions. Many brands use this wonderful fabric for caps, scarfs and such. But what is Harris Tweed? Please read on.Harris Tweed is a cloth handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dye... Read more »
New brand: Mokuyobi
Mokuyobi is an out of this world company that designs bags, accessories, and general radness for the Super Beings of Earth and beyond. They are led by their desire to create something different and new using bold colors, magic, and awesome sauce.Mokuyobi or 木曜日 (もくようび) means Thursday in Jap... Read more »
Red Wing Shoe Store Stockholm opened mid-December 2016 and became the 9th official Red Wing-store in Europe. Red Wing is an American brand, founded in Red Wing, Minnesota back in 1905. All the shoes we sell are still made in Red Wing.As and official Red Wing-store we can offer you almost the whole Red Wing range of shoes, shoe care products, bel... Read more »
Dear customer,soon Sivletto will focus 100 % on web sales and move the whole business to the internet.You find our web shops at and classichairproducts.comFor those of you that have been shopping at our store in Stockholm, we plan to offer you new possibilites when it comes to delivery as well as pick up. More info about this will f... Read more »
Thank you everyone for a great Sivletto Winter Party
Our biggest thank you to everyone that made our Sivletto Winter Party a great night!2017-01-10... Read more »
Release of Blue Blooded at Unionville
Jeans brand Indigofera and menswear retailer Unionville cordially invites you to the official release party in Stockholm for the new book Blue Blooded. Meet and converse with Thomas Stege Bojer, the lead author of Blue Blooded, and buy your signed copy. As a special happening, Thomas will moderate a talk about indigo with Mats Andersson of Ind... Read more »
Midsummer 2016
Our store, and Unionville, will be closed during the Midsummer weekend.We close at 18 on Thursday the 23rd and then we're closed Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of June.Glad midsommar!... Read more »
Guest artist at Crooked Moon Tattoo Sthlm
Our neighbour here in Stockholm is the magnificent Crooked Moon Tattoo studio.Gianni Orlandini from Italy will be guest working there 15th - 18th June.E-mail if you're interested!... Read more »
Sivletto Super Saturday
Sivletto Super Saturday 28th of MayDJ CockPit behind the decks from noon!On stage at 4 o'clock: Rehab Jones.... Read more »
Easter 2016
Opening hours during Easter 2016.The Good Friday 25th of March we're open 12-17Saturday, Sunday and Monday we're closed.Back in business Tuesday the 29th of March!This means a delay in shipping out mail orders.We apologise for any inconvenience caused!Sivletto in Enviken has the following opening hours during EasterWed. 12-18Thur. 12-18Fri. clos... Read more »
DJ Sophisticated Savage at Sivletto this Saturday, 27th of February
We are pleased to announce that our friend Henrik aka DJ Sophisticated Savage will spin vinyl at our Stockholm store this Saturday.Henrik is running club nights such as Pacemaker and Say Yeah! and he's also been the guest in many dj booths across Europe.Expect an awesome mix of rhythm'n'blues, mambo, early soul, popcorn, all on lovely original v... Read more »
You remember the Unionville/Sivletto limited edition version of Edwin Nashville? We did some digging in the vaults and found a few pairs! Only 300 made. Be quick! Right now we have 5 different sizes available. Mostly just one pair in each size. Read more »
JD McPherson European tour!
JD McPherson is touring Europe! The tour starts in Maastricht on March the 23rd.He is performing in Stockholm Sweden on March the 31st, at Debaser Medis.This is his only gig in Sweden on this tour.Sivletto staff member Jungle Jim is playing records at this gig.Read more hereGet your tickets here... Read more »
Xmas vibes in the store 19th of December
We will be serving glögg (mulled vine) to all nice customers this Saturday, starting at noon. In our dj booth you'll find DJ CockPit. Welcome!... Read more »
Mean Mojo Mathias will be spinning vinyl in our store this Saturday! Mean Mojo Mathias is doing the club Toot 'N' Trill together with Doc Pete. Mathias has played at, among others, Club Miaow, Big Jeff's Rockabilly Hangout, Little Cookie Paradise, Back To Beat and Hultsfreed Hayride.... Read more »
Sivletto is turning 10! We celebrate this by releasing a special limited collaboration with KOI, Kings of Indigo.We have made jeans, a t-shirt and a bandana together with KOI. Very limited edition!Welcome to releaseparty at Sivletto Headquarters in Stockholm Sweden on Saturday 28th of November.People from KOI will be attending and tell you more ... Read more »
Some days when you feel you've heard all the records in your collection one time too many it's always nice to find out what others are listening to. In those cases there's two podcasts I tend to listen to, G-Minus Mark's Truckers, Shuckers, Freaks and Geeks and Bill Smoker's Rockabilly DJ. Truckers,Shuckers... is hosted by G-Minus Mark, a dedica... Read more »
The backbone of any rockin’ club around the world is the dancefloor and these are the 3 dances you are most likely to meet. Here’s a bunch of examples how to do them. Check the videos and give it a try next time you go to a rockin’ gig or record hop, I’m sure you would like it and have even more fun!Jive:Bop:Stroll:I hope... Read more »
Sivletto presents: One-Sided Love Affair (Elvis Presley special)
You dig that Elvis Presley guy? Our good friend Lennart has put together one hour of his personal Elvis favourites. And should you ever feel like a stranger in your own home town, come and visit us at Sivletto and you'll be among friends. ... Read more »
It's not always as glamorous as it may seem - by Emmelie Åslin, photographer
I got talking to a guy last night outside a bar and he asked me what I do for a living and I said I'm a photographer. He asked me what kind of photographer I was and I told him I am a pinup photographer. Then he asked me if that's really what I do and I said "Yup, that's what I do".I get that reaction a lot from both men and women. I think to so... Read more »
Last Saturday, the 21st of April 2012, there was an event called Sugar Hill here in Stockholm, Sweden. Subtitled "a day of vintage indulgence" it was a great day in a fantastic old building. During the afternoon there was a market and we took part, selling mostly hair products and books. We had a really good time, and it was nice meeting custome... Read more »
Stay Motivated APRIL 12 - MAY 13, 2012 This collection of more than 60 recent works by the Stockholm artist Marcus Mårtenson constitutes his hitherto largest solo exhibit. These are bright, visual essays constructed from the flotsam of daily life in the 21st century—conspiracy theories, horror movies, cocaine and plastic surgery. Gal... Read more »
Per decided to wash his Edwin Unionville jeans after 6 month of constant wear. Music: Memphis Minnie - My Wash Women's GoneThe first wash of Pers Edwin Unionville jeans. from Fredrik johansson on Vimeo.... Read more »
Selvage (selvedge, selfedge)
The (usually) white woven edge on both edges of the fabric width which prevents unravelling. This traditionally would mean that a old 29 inch shuttle loom was used. These days this can also be replicated by modern looms but the quality is not close to the original style.Jeans inside out, showing the selvedge:Selvedge showing when the jeans have ... Read more »
Even though I love my flat, it's always interesting to look at properties for sale. Or as we call it in Swedish, "Hemnet-knarka". A problem is however to avoid all the not so very interesting stuff. Luckily for me and probably also for you, there is the WowHaus blog, run by people with great taste in these things. WowHaus looks for interesting h... Read more »
Television Personalities - Sivletto and Unionville
A few weeks ago Fredrik and Hampus was interviewed by a team from Barracuda TV. The interview was made for the tv-show fashion which was broadcast Thursday 12:th. Here is a link to the show on Swedish Televisions website This is what it looked like from Fredrik's angle during a break in the interview. (2012-01-13)... Read more »
Levi’s® Vintage Clothing, or LVC,  is an authentic and comprehensive assortment dedicated to capturing the spirit of American workwear. Each garment faithfully reproduces the fits, fabrics and characteristics associated with a specific period in time. The history of Levi’s® is kept alive through our commitment to remai... Read more »
Sivletto Vattenlöslig pomada
And so it's here! Our very own water based pomade. This one allows you to re-comb your hair if and when you feel the need to. It does not turn stiff and give you that Lego-head helmet... Still easy to wash out. We ship worldwide!... Read more »
DJ-phones from Sivletto at Nobels Fredssenter, Oslo Norway
Suddenly there was an e-mail... Nobels Fredssenter (Nobel Peace Center) in Oslo, Norway - yes, the guys who give out the Nobel peace price - had spotted our dj-phones on the interweb. We were happy to hear that they wanted not only one or two, no they asked if we could provide them with 7white dj-phones. After a bit of magic and some hard work w... Read more »
On the 1st of December 2011 we had a book signing at the Sivletto store. The book in question was Domestic Burlesque. To make it a true event, we had the book's cover star Lily Deluxe performing a burlesque show in the store. We managed to capture it on film. Enjoy!... Read more »
Yep yep... Christmas has come to Sivletto. Here's a short clip from yesterday when we decorated the store. Thanks to The Sonics for the excellent song.(2011-12-01)... Read more »
Old cars not important anymore? by Henrik Forss
Things are indeed changing, high and low, left and right. Not always for the worse, but fairly often, that is just the case. I have been involved in exporting American cars to Sweden for more or less the past 10 years, and it’s interesting to see the changes in this business. Both from dealers, sellers, and customers. If I go back about 5-... Read more »
It’s kinda interesting to see how trends and culture always have and always will change. It is also very interesting to reflect on the fact that “nothing is new under the sun”. What I mean by that is the simple reality that things that where popular in, let’s say the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s even the horrific 80... Read more »
British Graffitti from Onar Stangeland on Vimeo. Tomorrow I turn 40 years old and suddenly you realise the years have flown by more quickly than you thought. In this clip above you can see a glimps of me leaning on a hot rod in a white t-shirt more or less 20 years ago! (GADDAMM!!!) Even if the world has change a lot since then I'm still stuck ... Read more »
The story of Live & Jive - by Henrik Forss
In a world of confusions, transfusions and solutions, we are, believe it or not striving to make things easier and better, and most importantly more fun! Not only for us, but also for you people. This is being done in many ways and takes all kinds of forms and shapes.As promoters of the Live & Jive festival in Sweden, we decided not to print... Read more »
6 winter looks that never date!
Timeless looks to give you enduring star quality. The LBD The Wide trousersThe Biker jacketThe Pea CoatThe Sexy knitThe Pencil skirt // Anna-Karin (2011-10-04)... Read more »
Niceville - get the look
“NICEVILLE,” adapted and directed by Tate Taylor from the No 1, New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett, is set in 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi. Full skirts and tulle petticoats accompany the story of Skeeter [Emma Stone], a college graduate and aspiring writer returning to her hometown to start a career in journalism.  Sp... Read more »
Edwin x Unionville & Sivletto
We feel honoured to be the first stores ever to be allowed to do a collaboration based on the fit of the Edwin Nashville pant. Which through the years has became a classic with its slightly high rise and traditional fit made out of a 14oz Japanese redline selvedge. (2011-08-31)... Read more »
Sivletto around the world
Our friend Marcus Mårtenson sent us this picture of his friend, looking really cool wearing a Sivletto t-shirt in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. ... Read more »
From the Sivletto staff, a salute to the King on his birthday.... Read more »
Bing Crosby and his denim tuxedo
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) should already be known to you, dear reader. But did you know that Bing Crosby was a denim lover? And that he was given a denim tuxedo by Levi's? It all happened back in 1951, after Bing having problems getting a hotel room because he was dressed in denim. Read the whole story ove... Read more »
One of Swedens best tattoo-artists, Nille, at Salvation Tattoo has made a really nice and cool print for our 6 year anniversary. The print is inspired by WW2 nose art, and it's an collab between Sivletto, Pike Brothers and Unionville. The bombs represent the 6 years/months the stores has been open. This tee is being handprinted in the Unionvill... Read more »
A while back Japan was hit by the forces of nature, with devastating consequences. Our customers kindly donated money, as did the staff at Unionville and Sivletto. The company itself also donated a sum. We then ordered a big food parcel that was delivered to John Lofgren in Japan. He distributed the food to the disaster victims in his area. John... Read more »
lee shirt for boys and girls, a photo by sivletto on Flickr.The Lee western blue roots shirt is now available, for both guys and gals!... Read more »
RIP Elisabeth Taylor
Oscar-winning actress Elisabeth Taylor has passed away at the age of 79. We here at Sivletto remember Dame Elisabeth Taylor for her work in movies such as Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Butterfield 8. To only name a few.... Read more »
We are so happy to finally have Luis playing with his band the Wildfires here in Stockholm. He started out many years ago as Lil Luis and the Wild Teens sporting a mexican wrestlingmask. It got to hot and sweaty and he past the teens and started Luis & the Wildfires and conquered the world. Their album (CD on Wild Records and LP on Norton Re... Read more »
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Probably the pinnacle of her career was in 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Dorothy Shaw, with Marilyn Monroe. Russell died on Monday at the age of 89.... Read more »
Here our Jim is showing everyone the look for spring 2011. Captain Haddock is the main inspiration. It's high time to ditch the sailor look and move on up to a captain. "Sjöbuse" rather than "matros". Update February 2012: For the spring of 2012 we will have this sweater in other colourways, while stocks lasts. Thank you. Update 8 November ... Read more »
Cult movie actress Tura Satana, born Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi in Hokkaidō, Japan, has passed away. Satana's most noted screen role was as "Varla" in the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!--a very aggressive and sexual female character for which she did all of her own stunts and fight scenes. Tura Satana on Wikipedia... Read more »
On our YouTube-channel you can enjoy three clips from last weeks Rocket Room. The venue was packed and a really good time was had by all. These clips are done by professionals, using several cameras and the sound is taken from the mixing desk. No shaky mobile phone movies! Here we go, enjoy Riley McOwen, Pegge from Fatboy and Howlin' Pelle from ... Read more »
Wohoo! Lots of people have been asking us when this record will arrive. We can now finally say, it's here now, and it kicks ass. The Dragtones debut album is called Drag! and it's released on Wild Records. ... Read more »
"I can't die, it would ruin my image." ... Read more »
For over 30 years now Gaz Mayall has done his Gaz's Rockin' Blues club night every week... Quite astonishing. Check out the nice mini-documentary over at SpineTV... Read more »
Red Wing Shoes released a video preview today on their photo-exhibition ‘From the Heartland’. This is a photographic documentary featuring Red Wing Shoe Company’s craftsmen and women. It captures the spirit which characterizes these people and the town of Red Wing, Minnesota. `From the Heartland’ will be exhibited during ... Read more »
Saturday January 29th 2011: Big Band Extravaganza! Welcome to a very special night at your favorite club, the Rocket Room, we got a star filled night prepared for you with lot's of surprises and so much great music you will walk home with a huge grin on your face. The Domestic Bumblebees have teamed up with Big Band Splash to make a big backing ... Read more »
We are honored to announce that Fatboy are among the Swedish nominees to the first ever Nordic Music Prize for the album “Overdrive”! The prize is thought to be the Nordic equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize and is an initiative by Norwegian showcase festival by:larm. The Nordic Music Prize will be handed out in February 2011 at th... Read more »
As far as we know, we are the first store outside of USA to sell the water soluble Suavecito Pomade.4 oz can, really fresh scent and easy to work with. And it goes away in a normal wash. Check it out!Fredrik putting the Suavecito cans on the shelf.... Read more »
It’s the small things that make you the most happy. Recently we got a card from the people behind Grant’s Pomade. We just want to share the joy with you all.... Read more »
Brylcreem – the classic. Strong hair, healthy scalp.... Read more »
Since first introduced in 1924, Pendleton wool plaid shirts have been a staple in men’s wardrobes. Before the first Pendleton plaid shirt came from the mill, men revered the wool shirt for its warmth and durability, but not their color or style. Basically, you could have any color as long as it was gray. C. M. Bishop saw the opportunity to... Read more »
Inspired by our visit to the Swedish headquarters of Lee yesterday, we’d like to treat you to this short movie. Enjoy!... Read more »
Hi kats n kittens! One windy Friday in September, the 3rd to be more precise, did the latest edition of RocketRoom happen. The Excellos and Mouse Zinn, dj and frontman of Red Hot n Blue and SpaceCadets to name few, was our guests from abroad this time. They had time to visit Sivletto before the soundcheck and The Excellos gave their aproval to E... Read more »
Per and I decided to go on a trip to Munich. Below you’ll find some pics from our adventures.First we visited Kaffee-espresso & Barista. The place to be for coffee-nerds like us.The tv-tower in the Olympic park with Per on top of the world. Refreshments and surfing in the English garden: Per had to join the surfers and took a swim in t... Read more »
If you’ve got a Spotify account you can groove to some of our favourite music. We have made 3 playlists so far, enjoy!Sivletto playlist 1Sivletto playlist 2Sivletto playlist 3... Read more »
Autumn is coming faster than a top fuel. We thought about your health and got stocked up with loads of hats. We got all kind of hats, made of cotton or wool. Why not a Pack from Brixton. Here’s a good example of how to use it.... Read more »
Nine new styles from Red Wing in store now. Soon on our webshop.... Read more »
After a long awaiting we can proudly present RocketRoom again. With The Troubled Three from the northern parts of Sweden, the Excellos, a great rockin blues combo from south London and the legendary Mouse Zinn paired up with Stockholms own Domestic Bumblebees. Mouse is a wellknown face both as the frontman of bands like Red Hot n Blue and SpaceC... Read more »
Jungle Jim went to Hawaii to get hold of some fresh vinyl! Come in to the store and buy the latest volume of Greasy Rock’n’Roll and the kickass bluesbopper from Dollar Bill!... Read more »
We’re normally not star-struck but hey, it’s Lemmy! And he’s sharing a smoke with Cajsa. How cool is that? Pretty damn cool.And not only was he smoking with Cajsa, he was teaching Jim how to make rude gestures! What a guy!l... Read more »
Red kap is restocked. This time we have sizes from 29/34 – 42/36 in the jeans and from 30/32 – 42/34 in the bib... Read more »
Approx. 7 Years of use: Thanks to Magnus.Another jacket from Magnus:... Read more »
The last pair is now sold, to Hong Kong! Good Bye Sweden, Hello Hong Kong.... Read more »
February 17, 2010This Saturday, Hampus and Douglas Luhanko (yes, they are Blue Highway) visits Sivletto to tell you all about the process behind the handmade jeans they have made for Sivletto. The jeans will be in store for the first time. Feel free to smell, feel and try them on.Drop by for some denim talk, coffee and good music, the music sele... Read more »
Dale Hawkins, best known for his 1957 hit “Suzie Q” (also known as “Suzy-Q”), has died in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 73, of complications from colon cancer.He had been undergoing treatment at the Arkansas Hospice Center at St. Vincent’s Doctors Hospital in Little Rock.Born August 23, 1936 in Goldmine, Louis... Read more »
Sivletto was recently the subject of an article on the Spanish website You can read the article here.Oh and yes, the picture is of Isabella, not Anna-Karin.... Read more »
For two weeks only
Lee Originals: The Archives collection will be on sale in the spring 2009, but we have been chosen by Lee to sell these wonderful replicas from Friday 29 of November. Only for two weeks though, so don’t waste any time! Only place on the planet to get these jeans and jackets right now? Yes, we’d like to think so. ... Read more »
We now stock Red Wing work boots and engineer boots. Treat them right and they will last a lifetime.... Read more »
Barbwires release party
The new album by The Barbwires is released on December 6. Part of the release party celebration will be held at the Sivletto store in Stockholm Sweden. Record signing, dj’ing, mulled wine…... Read more »
Web shop now updated with some really limited replicas of Levi’s 501 from different years. Not available in just any old shop. Which one is your favourite? The 1901, 1927 or perhaps 1955? We here at Sivletto love all of them!... Read more »
The Sivletto web shop now updated with goodies from DePalma, Carhartt and Robert&Blad. Get the new cd’s by Fatboy and Go Getters. And pick up latest issues of Rockabilly Magazine, Dice and Lowbrow. Good stuff.... Read more »
Per the boss & Herr Persson in your nr 1 Raw Denim store
In the picture: Per and Pritte having a denim field day. If you’re looking for raw denim Sivletto is the place for you. Swing by the store or e-mail us and we’ll help you find the perfect pair for you.... Read more »
Sivletto stock The Rodder’s Journal. The Rodder’s Journal is a full-color, premium, coffee table style quarterly; the result of a lifelong mission to capture the soul of hot rodding and its vibrant history.... Read more »
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