This Evisu denim jacket with lot nr. 3641 is from my private collection and is about 10 years old. The jacket is inspired on the famous Levi’s Jeans Type 2 trucker jacket, original 507XX, introduced around 1953. Inside of the jacket there is a nice plain and red selvage. The sleeves has a nice worn pattern. But what makes this jacket really special are the embroidered pockets, with the Evisu seagull logo. Check it out.
Again my ‘Eat Dust’ buddies Rob Harmsen and Keith Hioco from Antwerp dropped a really cool new Fall Winter 2014 – 2015 collection called: A few good men! This collection is absolutely next level, very inspiring to see their development every season! My personal favourite is the army p*ssy camo poncho. Great job boys. Cheers, one for the road!
This Wrangler ‘Blue Bell’ jacket 8MZ is my latest vintage found. This jacket was introduced in 1951 as the second edition Wrangler jacket included a zipper. It’s made of 8oz left hand denim, the feeling is extremely soft! It features golden/yellow selvage behind the zipper, elastic side details, sleeve vents, one breast pocket and two hip pockets.
The previous owner wore this jacket a lot as the denim is faded completely, a lot of holes and damages and the jacket also got some several chlorine spots. A true nice piece of a worn-out denim item. Perfect addition in my private collection!
Lee Jeans celebrates their 125 years this year. For this anniversary they developed several different items with some highend fashion designers as special projects. The idea of these special projects was to re-imagine their most popular fits and finishes. The all star line up from the designers are Donwan Harrell, Emma Francois, Orjan Andersson and design trio Sarah and Carol Prion and Gregory Derkenne. Below some sneak pics of items to celebrate this milestone. Happy birthday Lee Jeans!
Check this great blog: http://sanforized.blogspot.nl
My latest vintage found is this little kids ’Blue Bell’ jacket from the ’60′s with front pockets and nice pleats. It’s orange stitched. The sleeves have been shortened, done pretty well. The jacket has two elastic cinchers on back, striped flannel lining and yellow/gold selvage. Very cool addition in my private collection!
The Denim Demon Dåtnoe Jacket is a thin cotton jacket in camo print based on a pattern developed for the Swedish army in the 70′s. Based on their japanese denim jacket with front pleats, rounded collar and two side pockets. Copper colored buttons and rivets and waist adjusters on the back. Really nice colour combo!
Available here: http://van-afferden.com
My buddies Rob Harmsen & Keith Hioco from Eat Dust just dropped their new service vest and blazer in two colours: sand and blue. Both items are linned with their brilliant camo p*ssy! Check the blue ones here below. Nice guys!
Yesterday I received an email about the two previous Pepe ‘Miner’ Jeans posts. This time from Trevor Lough, Trevor was 12 years the art director at Pepe Jeans. He still also owns the jacket after all these years. It’s now 16 years old and never washed yet! Through all the years of hard wearing the jacket got some characteristic damages; the neck label is destroyed, a massive cigarette burned in the cuff and it also has a small flick-knife slash in one of the front plackets.
All in all it’s so great that a lot of people are digging in their private denim collection to show their classic Pepe Miner Jeans item with pride! Thanks a lot for sharing Trevor, Cheers! Who’s next?
My latest vintage catch is this Levi’s Jeans ‘Big E’ type 3 trucker jacket from 1968 – 1969. What I personally like about this jacket is that it has a kind of virgin look, bright and clean! As I have several vintage denim ‘Big E’ jackets this one immediatly catch my eyes with his authentic canvas look. The jacket has the number 524 buttons which correspondence with the year 1968 -1969. The pre-owner told me that he purchased the jacket in The Hague (NL) during his youth. Probably this was his favourite jacket which he had for a very long time. He added his name inside at the back of the famous flap pocket. Now it was time to clean up his closet and wanted to give the jacket a new life by a new owner. Glad that I had the opportunity to add this beauty in my private collection.
Sometimes you bump into something really special, something unique and different. Last week I discovered the new label Dumluck. Dumluck has a great philosophy: ”While mass production is taking over the world, we prefer to make smaller quantities for a smaller group of denim enthusiasts”. How do they do this? They buy old deadstock denim fabrics from the best mills worldwide and make special jeans and jackets on order. You will give your size and they will make by hand the jean with the fabric they got their hands on.
This week I received a great present from the Dumluck crew, a jacket called Mr. Jaquette. It’s a handmade slightly slim fit denim jacket finished with silver bras metal rivets and buttons, made out of a nice 14oz left hand Japanese plain selvage denim from Kaihara Mills. The jacket has also two chest flap pockets. All the Dumluck products are made in a little atelier in Amsterdam on vintage machines. Give them a few days to make, pack and ship your order.
All in all a perfect product for a really good price, good fit and amazing deadstock fabric! They really make denim garments for the true blue believers! Many thanks for this super nice jacket, it’s ready for breaking them in! Check it for yourself.
The making of my Mr. Jaquette jacket
Ebay is the perfect place to catch nice vintage denim items. Today I came across this Levi’s Jeans jacket, Big E tab from the late sixties. The former owner was a Harley Davidson biker, he patched up his whole jacket. Nice one. For sale at Ebay.
Check the jacket here on Ebay: www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-BIG-E-LEVI-JACKET-OLD-HARLEY-DAVIDSON-PATCHES-PINS-BIKER-JACKET-/321322440305
MA1 VF 59 slimfit in original nylon quality
MA1 VF 59 slimfit in wool quality
Ornamental Conifer did a nice job on this hand paint biker jacket Dice Magazine X Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, Japan.