Vintage Lee Jeans 101-J Rider Jacket From The ’50′s

Came across this beauty on Ebay, Lee Jeans 101-J Rider jacket from the ’50′s. The jacket has the yellow/red tag which refers to the beginning of the ’50′s. It’s from the same period as the Levi’s 507XX jacket. This Lee jacket has an amazing embroidery on the back. The auction is opened at $ 3.499. Although this is a great jacket, this is way to high for me to place a bid, but it’s damn cool! One of the best I have seen. Check the great jacket here below.

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lee jeans 101-J jacket long john blog authentic blue indigo denim selvage yellow gold label selvedge usa western americana usa patched repair biker bikers cowboy miners (7)

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lee jeans 101-J jacket long john blog authentic blue indigo denim selvage yellow gold label selvedge usa western americana usa patched repair biker bikers cowboy miners (5)

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Check the jacket here:

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Vintage Powr House 101 Denim Jacket

One my latest denim treasures is this vintage denim Powrhouse jacket from the late ’50′s or begin of the ’60′s. The jacket was sold exclusively sold through the Montgomery Ward retail chain in the U.S.A. Montgomery Ward is a department store retailer, which operated between 1872 and 2000. The jacket had original sleeves but they are cut off by their previous owner. The model of the jacket is inspired by the 507XX – Type 2 – jacket from Levi’s Jeans which came out in 1953. In those times you saw a lot of workwear brands with references to the leader in the market, Levi’s. The Powr House jacket is made with a non-selvage right hand fabric and has the 101 buttons. It has a great vintage washed out look. Check it out here below.

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power house 101 powr house long john blog jeans jacket jack denim vintage 1960 montgomery ward authentic original denimheads blue indigo worn-out wornout faded (5)

power house 101 powr house long john blog jeans jacket jack denim vintage 1960 montgomery ward authentic original denimheads blue indigo worn-out wornout faded (6)

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Original Vintage Lee Jeans 101-J Rider Jack From The ’50′s

Got my hands on this really nice and heavy worn original vintage Lee Jeans 101-J (Jacket) from the ’50′s. It’s the popular Rider jacket which was introduced in 1931. It was a slim denim jacket made for cowboys. The Rider jacket has some features for cowboys like the inward breast pockets which made it easier for them to reach inside the pocket with the opposite hand, especially when riding a horse. It also has a wider waistband for a better fit making sure the jacket didn’t fold upwards. On the back you see the famous cat-eye buttons.

My jacket has the red/yellow neck label which refers to the ’50′s. This label was made from 1955 to 1962. The start of the cool rock & roll era. It’s completely faded and worn-out. In these times they stitched clothing with cotton thread and over wearing the thread broke at several places. That’s why you see lots of old denim pieces are broken onto the sleeves and at the front and the back. Later they develop cotton thread combined with polyester which is much stronger. The jacket is a nice denim history addition in my private collection. Check the jacket here below!

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Lee Jeans 101-J 101J jacket jack long john blog denim rider riders worn-out wornout usa 1950 blue label vintage original (7)

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Lee Jeans 101-J 101J jacket jack long john blog denim rider riders worn-out wornout usa 1950 blue label vintage original (9)

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Lee Jeans 101-J 101J jacket jack long john blog denim rider riders worn-out wornout usa 1950 blue label vintage original (18)

Lee Jeans 101-J 101J jacket jack long john blog denim rider riders worn-out wornout usa 1950 blue label vintage original (16)

Lee Jeans 101-J 101J jacket jack long john blog denim rider riders worn-out wornout usa 1950 blue label vintage original (15)

www.lee.com

Wrangler Blue Bell 11MJ Reproduction Champion Jacket

The latest addition in my private collection is this deadstock Wrangler Blue Bell reproduction Champion Jacket. The Champion jackets are special items, even the re-productions are not very easy to find anymore. Since a couple of years Wrangler unfortunately stopped producing this special premium Blue Bell line. The first jacket produced by Wrangler was in 1948. The same model as this reproduction, with buttons on the front (but without the embroidery on the back). These buttons appear until 1950, when the buttons were replaced by a zip front.

The original rodeo jackets were made for the best rodeo riders, so it wasn’t a piece in the regular collection. This also explains why these original jackets are really hard to find and very rare. True collectors items. My latest treasure has never worn, and also has the great moments comic book included.

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wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jacket rodeo jacket 1956 bull usa selvage selvedge rigid unwashed deadstock raw comic book yellow gold  (4)

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wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jacket rodeo jacket 1956 bull usa selvage selvedge rigid unwashed deadstock raw comic book yellow gold  (6)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jacket rodeo jacket 1956 bull usa selvage selvedge rigid unwashed deadstock raw comic book yellow gold  (9)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jacket rodeo jacket 1956 bull usa selvage selvedge rigid unwashed deadstock raw comic book yellow gold  (5)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jacket rodeo jacket 1956 bull usa selvage selvedge rigid unwashed deadstock raw comic book yellow gold  (8)

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www.wrangler.com

Seven Senses Handmade Selvage Denim Fabric: Handspun – Handwoven

Since last week the denim industry has a new denim mill. The official kick-off from this new handmade selvage denim fabric took place at the Kingpins fair in Amsterdam. The fabric is totally made by hand, handspun and handwoven, which is pretty rare. I am very exited about this new fabric as I work as a consultant for them. The Kingpins fair was the moment that all the buyers, designers and media saw this unique and traditional made fabric for the very first time. The fabrics are all made by hand in India. The threads are dyed with natural indigo and woven on old authentic wooden shuttle looms. The result is the best of the best with beautiful indigo colours. True heaven for every denimhead. One of the best parts is that the selvage is made with real silver and gold which come from old Indian sarees. The kick-off was a huge success!

The first Seven Senses collections contains are variety of several different shades of blue. Even a green fabric was added to the collection. The different types of blue depends how often the threads got in contact with the indigo. To promote the fabrics on a right way we asked two successful denim designers to make a piece of the first light coloured fabric. The collaborated designers are Paul Kruize (Paul Kruize Jeans) from Holland and Mohsin Sajid (Endrime) from the UK. Paul made a great jacket and Mohsin an amazing pair of jeans. Both made of heavy woven fabric which is uncommon in the denim industry. The result shows something new and fresh. Below the booth from Seven Senses at the Kingspins fair and the two promotional items. Keep an eye on this revolutionary denim fabric! Congrats with the launch Seven Senses crew!

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http://sevensensesfabrics.com

California Gold Rush Miners

Around 1848 the famous ”California Gold Rush” started. A lot of farmers left their farm in order to get a better life by finding gold in the mines. But in the early ’50′s they didn’t find any gold anymore. This was a true disaster for everybody as they gave up their old living. Some of them returned back to their farm. But soon their was some good news as they discovered something new in the Nevada mines. Silver, a lot of silver.

This is the beginning of the denim story as the miners needed some strong pants to work in. In the beginning they called these pants, Overalls, which later in the 1930′s became legendary as Jeans. Read the full story in the recently released new denim book: True Fit (http://truefitdenim.com) by Viktor Fredback and Fredrik Ottosson. A must have for everybody who’s interested in denim.

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Sneak New Lifestyle Workwear Brand: Deadstock Resurrection

Deadstock Resurrection is a new initiative from Peter Overbeek from Holland. DR will be the new kid in de denim-clothing industry with references to bikes, tattoo and authentic denim. Their philosophy is to re-use, re-claim and re-construct. They approach is creating new, one-off designs that transform surplus fabric and apparel. Apparel stocks from around the world. Their extensive global network sources small quantities of high-quality apparel and fabrics. These surplus stocks would be discarded so by reviving them they are helping to preserve the world’s precious resources. Eveything will be handcrafted in the Netherlands. Each design transformation is produced by hand in limited editions, never to be repeated. Their workshop in the Netherlands customized apparel labels, artworks, prints, patterns, trimmings and the details by hand. This gives each garment a rich and distinctive character, and exclusivity is guaranteed.

During the Amsterdam Denim Days they will officialy launch their brand at the denim Flea Market. Below some sneak images to give you a small insight from their first collection. Look out for Deadstock Resurrection!

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www.deadstock-resurrection.com

New Products Eat Dust Jeans Out Now

Eat Dust just launched their latest new products on their site. The core of the brand is jeans, but they also develop really cool tops. For Spring / Summer they come with new additions in their collection t-shirts, shirts, sweats and the long awaited Riders denim jacket. Especially the the denim jacket is my favourite. Check for the full line-up their site.

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http://eatdustclothing.com

Atelier LaDurance Novelty Kids Jacket

When Dutch denim brand Atelier LaDurance entered the jeans market in 2002 they did something totally different than the rest. Their workwear inspired silhouettes from the ’40′s and ’50′s were classic and authentic. What the brand made distinctive was the branding, done by graphic designer Boy Bastiaens. Boy gave the brand an unique feel, something I still admire from his long and successful career. As I have a lot of the ALD styles in my private collection, I recently got my hands on this deadstock kids jacket. It’s the Novelty Jacket, a workwear blazer made from hickory stripe fabric. When I saw this jacket I got the same feeling as back in 2002 when Gerard Backx launched his brand. Still a pity that the brand isn’t there anymore…But this jacket is waiting for my little girl when she’s a little bit older. She can wear it perfectly with an original Levi’s Big E red line selvage jeans.

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Atelier LaDurance long john blog kids children jack jacket holland hickory stripe workwear made in france leather patch white blue jeans denim patch buttons laurel leaf deadstock (3)

Atelier LaDurance long john blog kids children jack jacket holland hickory stripe workwear made in france leather patch white blue jeans denim patch buttons laurel leaf deadstock (4)

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Atelier LaDurance long john blog kids children jack jacket holland hickory stripe workwear made in france leather patch white blue jeans denim patch buttons laurel leaf deadstock (13)

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Atelier LaDurance long john blog kids children jack jacket holland hickory stripe workwear made in france leather patch white blue jeans denim patch buttons laurel leaf deadstock (9)

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Atelier LaDurance long john blog kids children jack jacket holland hickory stripe workwear made in france leather patch white blue jeans denim patch buttons laurel leaf deadstock (5)

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Atelier LaDurance long john blog kids children jack jacket holland hickory stripe workwear made in france leather patch white blue jeans denim patch buttons laurel leaf deadstock (10)

Blue Blanket Waist Coat JP 03 – Fit: Slim

Blue Blanket, founded by denim expert Antonio di Battista, is launching every now and then a new item to his collection. As always it’s made from the best and highest quality available. This time he added a classic waist coat made with the following details;

  • Japanese striped denim 12oz.
  • 20′s style pocket design.
  • Fish eye buttons in real corozo.
  • Chambraix linings.
  • Shuttle loom care label made in Japan.

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www.blueblanketjeans.com

Blue Collar Worker Denim Lookbook

Blue Collar Worker is a denim brand from London – UK founded by Tim Browne. BCW is specialised in completely functional men’s denim. Their collection also includes men’s polo’s and jackets in unique, contemporary styles that are pure Blue Collar Worker. Using premium quality ring-spun denim, styling has been influenced by the durability of the work & military wear of the 1930´s, 40´s and 50´s.  Each pair of jeans are styled with a twist, but the brand never loses sight of the fact that these are constructed to function in today’s modern workplace. Great to see these lookbook images from BCW. Looking forward to see the collection live!

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www.bluecollarworker.eu

Vintage Firemans Jacket From The 19th Century

The great webshop Toile de Chine from Roos Dijkstra is filled with vintage treasures. She collected an amazing collection through the years as she travelled a lot for her design jobs. One of these treasures is this absolutely beautiful French firemans jacket from the 19th century. Very deep but intense blue indigo colour that shows some fading on the sleeves but still wearable. Signs of wear are visible on the collar and there’s a repair on the back but that makes this jacket even more nicer. Great herringbone linen fabric and all buttons are original. Check out her Toile de Chine webshop for more rare vintage stuff.

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www.toiledechine.com

Old Blue Denim Company Brand

Old Blue Company is a denim brand inspired by the working class, from cowboys, mine workers, factory workers, and every blue collar workers who shed their sweat everyday. Old Blue Co. brings back the essence of jeans which is clothing to be worn outside and for everyday wear. Like back in the days when jeans and other clothing was just a tool that people used to build their nation. They offer a pair of jeans in the simplest and the most basic possible way. No gimmick, no washes, no excessive marketing, no expensive packaging. Only a pair of well constructed jeans with a decent fabric and ready to be worn everyday. Every pair of Old Blue Co. jeans are proudly cut and sewn by the hand of talented and hard working Indonesian workers. Check out their jeans, but also their nice tops. Great collection with an authenitc look and feel. Well done guys! Below a selection of images to give you an introduction of Old Blue Denim Company.

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Wrangler Blue Bell 11MJ Reproduction Champion Jacket from 1956

One of the best denim jackets ever made are the Wrangler Blue Bell Champion jackets. These jackets are also known as Promo jackets. This history about these jackets is really cool. They were made in the late ’40′s and ’50′s for the rodeo champions to promote the Wrangler brand. Rodeo events were very popular in those times. It was a clever way from Wrangler to use these heroes as living advertising boards. These rodeo jackets were specially made for them, so it wasn’t a piece in the regular collection. This also explains why these original jackets are really hard to find and very rare. True collectors items.

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Wrangler Jeans also known as one of the Big 3 denim brands. The other two brands are Levi’s and Lee Jeans. The Wrangler name came from cowboys who worked with horses for their living. In 1947 Wrangler changed their name from Blue Bell into Wrangler for their cowboy oriented line.

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The Champion jackets are special items, even the re-productions are not very easy to find anymore. Since a couple of years Wrangler unfortunately stopped producing this special premium Blue Bell line. My Wrangler Blue Bell 11MJ Champion jacket is a replica from 1956. This is the first jacket produced by Wrangler in 1948. It has a button front until 1950, when the buttons were replaced by a zip front.

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (18)

The jacket featured vents on the back of the shoulders seams that were held in place by elastic strips on the side. It was tailored to give a tighter fit and still allow free movement.

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (34)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (35)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (32)

The jacket is made of left hand golden selvage fabric.

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (33)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (22)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (19)

And it has the famous Wrangler Jeans, Shirts and Jackets advertsing embroidery on the back.

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (26)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (27)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (29)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (30)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (28)

wrangler blue bell jacket long john blog promo jack champion 1956 1904 jeans denim selvage golden selvedge blue rigid unwashed deadstock jas spijkerstof spijkerjas usa cowboy rodeo (31)

www.wrangler.com

Vintage Lee Jeans Rider Jacket From The ’70′s

Old denim jackets with a customized back panel are my favorites. In the ’60′s and ’70′s a lot of bikers and hippies started to make this trend because they wanted to express themselves or they wanted to show their membership from a club. But also commercial companies did this personalisation on the back of jackets as workwear garments for their employees. This particular Lee Jeans Rider jacket from the ’70′s is in my private collection for a while and it has a nice chain stitched back. The jacket is made from a left hand fabric which feels very soft because it’s washed a lot during the years by the pre-owner(s). Check out this ‘Blue Ridge Pool Service’ jacket.

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (8)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (9)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (10)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (11)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (1)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (2)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (3)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (5)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (4)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (7)

lee jeans vintage rider jack jacket long john blog blue rigid raw washed oud origineel original blue rigid raw selvage selvedge chainstich authentic usa blauw spijkerjas (6)

http://www.lee.nl

Dumluck Denim Brand Presents: The Third

Dumluck is a one man show denim brand by Kenley Chittick from Holland. Kenley just released his new collection called The Third. The whole collection is made by hand using industrial vintage machines. One of the best parts of the brand is that he only use deadstock fabrics from the best mills like Cone Mills from the U.S. and Kuroki from Japan. In his Third collection he added some great new styles like several denim jackets, shirts (also an extra long selvage denim shirt called Act S, really nice!) and of course denims. Kenley combines authentic craftmanships and new silhouettes which give a new look and feel. Well done Kenley and congrats! Check below some images from his Third collection.

dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (10)

dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (7)

dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (10) dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (9) dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (8)

dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (6) dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (5)   dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (3) dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (2) dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (1)

dumluck long john blog denim jeans handmade almere amsterdam the third collection fall winter 2014 handgemaakt blauw blue selvage deadstock cone mills usa selvedge jack jackets rigid raw unwashed ongewassen (4)

www.dumluck.nl

Lee Jeans Rider Jacket ‘Farmers Fair 1957′

Recently I got my hands on this Lee Jeans ‘Farmers Fair’ Rider jacket. This jacket is a re-production of the original from the fifties. On the farmers fair in the U.S. in 1957 they reached out a denim jacket to the best farmer of that year. The best farmer was M.U. Aggies, his name is embroidered on the front of the jacket. On the back there’s a beautiful horseshoe with the date of the fair. It was the 52nd fair. The jacket is Union Made with a left hand non-selvage fabric. The original jacket, what was the inspiration of this repro, was found in Italy. Can you imagine what a nice story this is how the jacket came in Italy from a farmer from the U.S. Guess we will never know. Anyway, I’m glad with this item in my private collection. Lee on his best!

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (2)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (4)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (9)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (5)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (6)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (8)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (10)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (11)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (15)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (1)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (14)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (13)

www.lee.com

New Brand Black Rabbit – Talos Jacket

Black Rabbit is a fresh new brand and it looks damn good. I know the people behind this brand have a lot of experience in the fashion industry, and this is what you see in their products. All of them are worked out with a lot of details, great fabrics and fits. One of my personal favourites it this Talos jacket. The jacket features a detachable hood with a storm-flap which can be deployed forward or folded back. The garment is lined with wool blanket with special cutouts below the armholes to reduce bulk and augment ventilation. The lower edge of the lining is free, which aids in drying out when wet. Details include the following: a double belt, front closure using twin over-size hooks, cuff regulators, hidden pocket-flap plackets, extra wide twin-needle stitching and a shaping-dart at the throat. All in all a killer jacket. Check the site of Black Rabbit as it is online since a couple of days!

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Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (9)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (2)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (8)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (7)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (6)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (5)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (3)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (4)

Black rabbit clothing holland long john blog jacket trevor roos toile de chine amsterdam 2014 BR jacket sweats t-shirts shirts brand clothing green army coat lined (1)

www.blackrabbit.jp