A couple of weeks ago I posted my vintage Levi’s ‘Big E’ Trucker Jacket from the ’60′s. It is a great item with handpainted colored buttons. This inspired Dre Tolson from California (U.S.A.) to do the same with his vintage Levi’s ‘Big E’ Trucker jacket. He found this vintage jacket from 1969 on a local flea market and cut off the sleeves as they hadn’t any cuffs anymore. I think the result is really nice, it’s a personal touch at this classic jacket. Check out the process from Drew below. Thanks for sharing and it’s great to hear that my old jacket inspired you.
Check also the great blog from Drew, DIY Vat!
The final result!www.diyvat.com
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Today we have something special; Top 5 Vintage Denim Items. These private denim items belongs to Martijn te Riele from Utrecht (NL). Martijn is a real vintage denim lover with a great knowledge and work experience within the denim industry. He used to work for big brands like Pepe Jeans, Lucky Brand and Garcia to name a few. For his work he travelled a lot around the globe during the years, always looking for authentic inspiration for the new collections. Now years later Martijn is still working in the denim business at Apxpress, a company specialized in spare parts like rivets, buttons, hangtags, patches, etc. They work for the best and biggest international denim companies. Real craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing some of your great private denim items Martijn. Till soon! Enjoy Martijn’s Top 5.
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This Levi’s ‘Big E’ trucker jacket is from my private collection. It’s customized by the pre-owner with the American patches and cut off sleeves. The red tab shows the famous ‘Big E’ type from Levi’s. The jacket has it’s origin from the ’60 as the back of the buttons shows the number 521 which refers to productions from that time. The inside label is cut out. If you check the collar you see that the jacket is worn a lot. I always like patched items with traces of wear. They have a character and carry their own story with them. All in all a great piece from the U.S.A.
Ragtop Vintage is specialised in hand picked vintage menswear from the golden age of inovation and quality manufacturing that came from North America in the early part of the 20th century. Specialising in Military, workwear, denim, sportswear and outdoor clothing and accesories. Based in London (UK), they make regular buying trips to the U.S.A. to bring you the best in classic 20th century clothing. Their primary selling outlet is Spitalfields Antique Market every Thursday. It’s also worth to visit their website, it’s loaded with great items! Check out this vintage master piece from Strong Reliable Clothing.
”Girl in every port”. Customised U.S. marines cotton jacket. The deerskin leather patches were attached later for gun shooting. The hand-painted graphics were added by the original owner. You saw a lot of these customized jackets during the war. The jacket is from circa 1910.
Owner of the jacket is vintage hunter Larry McKaughan (King of Vintage). The jacket is also published in the Rin Tanaka books, My Freedamn 5 and King of Vintage #1.
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Proud to have the first write-up on my blog by buddy Paul Travi. Paul is besides a really nice and humble guy also writer on the great ‘Rawr Denim’ blog were he is sharing his passion for denim and authentic products. Many thanks for making this first write-up about your ”Indigo Rooster” visit in Amsterdam. Below a short introduction of Paul. Enjoy!
Paul’s first experience with raw denim was at the age of 10 when his parents purchased him a pair of raw Lee Jeans. After many years, he found the very same pair of jeans in the United States, since then his interest in denim became a passion. Now based in Holland, Paul is constantly researching and experimenting with the amazing fabric.
“Indigo Roosters” is the brainchild of two good friends and denim lovers, Miles Johnson, Creative Director of Levi’s Vintage Clothing (LVC) and Victor Sandberg, Merchandise Manager LVC. They put together years of collecting and hunting around the world for particular textiles in a wide variety of shades of blue indigo. This is the result of a mix of friendship, partnership and a galloping curiosity for the indigo. A must see, if you are in Amsterdam. The expo is running till the 31th of March. Here are some impressions of the opening night.
(text & pictures by Paul Travi, Rawr Denim: www.rawrdenim.com)
”Indigo Roosters” – Harvest & Co. – Tweede Helmerstraat 96, Amsterdam (NL)
Recently I found this master piece of Levi’s Trucker Jacket from the 60′s. It has the original Big E tab on the pocket and it’s customized by the pre-owner. During the 60′s a lot of hippies customized their jackets. I like the painted buttons on the frontside, but the back from the jacket is even more a piece of art. It’s a great painted skull with a real old school red bandana. Very cool that a lot of people made their jackets (and also jeans) more personal with adding some of their way of life on it. Would be great if this would become a next trend again on the streets. We will see of this trend will return like a lot influences from back in the days. But for now, check out this great piece from the sixties.
Product details; Made in Japan, 100% cotton, Natural indigo dyed, Hand sewn detailing, 2 lower patch pocket, Single chest patch pocket, Single chest interior pocket.
White Horse Trading Company has one simple belief: quality denim goods can and ought to be made in the USA. They are pride in American ingenuity and craftsmanship. All of their products are made by an American artisans with decades of experience, using heirloom construction techniques. Cut, sewn, finished and packaged every step of the way in the good USA by a sixth-generation professional sewist and pattern maker. Satisfaction guaranteed. Let’s ride the White Horse!
The White Horse Jean:
The White Horse Jackets:
Specifics; -Wrangler sleeveless jacket, -Left hand denim, -Broken twill denim inside chest pocket, -Added a patch on the back, -Production from the 70′s, -Made in U.S.A.
Availiable here: http://ragtopvintage.wordpress.com