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.
Check our webshop for some limited ‘Tribute to Dorus Rijkers’ denim jackets;
The first orders of our limited collab denim jacket will get a free Lee Jeans Alaska lining scarf with their order. Be quick as they are made in real limited quantities! Available in our webshop.
This week I received a great early X-mas gift from my Italian Blue Blanket Jeans friends. It’s their new J03 denim jacket which has a lot of great authentic features;
- Japanese selvage pure indigo denim 13oz
- Selvage front pocket
- Shuttle loom care label made in Japan
- Fish eye buttons in real corozo
The fit of the jacket is amazing, also the really dark indigo colour. The jacket is made 100% in Italy, pure craftsmanship. That founder of the brand Antonio di Battista knows how to make a classic jacket is not so strange, he owns one of the biggest denim collections full of rare vintage items. All the inspiration from his private collection ends up in his own brand, go check his amazing brand!. Many thanks for the great jacket Antonio, keep up the good work!
Hope to see you at our Lee Jeans store Amsterdam event tonight. The event is organised to celebrate our collab jackets: Tribute to Dorus Rijkers. The jackets are made with Long John X artist Joost Bohnen X Blendomatic print X Lee Jeans.
Would be great to see all the denimheads together in Wolvenstraat 8, Amsterdam. We will start at 17.00 o’ clock. See you there.
One the first collab jackets received their proud owner Ruedi Karrer from the Swiss Jeansmuseum. The StormRider jacket is Ruedi’s all time favourite! His private StormRider collection (of only this model!) contains a few hundred! Ruedi is always wearing a Rider jacket under the StormRider during the winter, so that explains why he always size up his regular size. Enjoy your jacket Ruedi, till soon!
The Bandana Wanderings is a great site full of repaired and pathed workwear and denim items. Really good content! Don’t know the guys who are behind this great project, but big bravo. Below some pics to tease you, check it out for yourself.
New arrival at Burg&Schild Store Berlin (Germany): Eat Dust ‘The Ghostriders denim vest’. The Eat Dust Fit 376-S vest is combined with warm teddy lining. One chest and two side pockets with tonal Z-Bar stitching and engraved buttons on the front closure. Limited to 130 pieces, each label signed by hand by Nicholas Coleman.
For sale here: http://burgundschild.com
The Barbour Rexton jacket is one of my favourite items for many years from this classic brand. This jacket is a waxed International motorcycle-style jacket, inspired by legendary American actor and racer Steve McQueen, with a vintage finish and a striking lining. Steve McQueen’s role as part of the US team in the 1964 International Six Day Trials motorcycling race is celebrated in the Rexton jacket, featuring a canvas team badge, traditional Barbour International logo badge and a bold stars and stripes lining.
Another great new denim jacket by Blue Blanket Jeans from Italy. Made by denim guru Antonio di Battista. Details from the jacket are:
- Japanese selvage pure indigo denim 13oz.
- Selvage watch pocket
- Pocket reinforcement made with Italian selvage drill
- Shuttle loom care label made in Japan.
- Removable brass logo buttons applied with O ring.
- Hand stamped internal tag.
These two great Levi’s 506XX denim jackets, also known as the type 1 jacket, are from the early 1940′s and are customized by the pre-owners. Both jackets are taken from the amazing My Freedamn books from Rin Tanaka from Japan. To be more specific, the book: The King of Vintage volume 1. This book is completely sold out and a rare must have for denim people. The jackets are both true pieces of art!