This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Montgomery Ward under their 101 denim label. It is made from selvedge denim, with a pleated front, two open top pockets and snap closure. At some point the sleeves were removed.
Chest (pit to pit): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 21″
This jacket was made by Levi’s Japan, based on the 1950s 507 (type 2) model of denim jacket. It has a pleated front, waist adjuster tabs and two chest pockets. The jacket is made from selvedge denim, has yellow stitching, and rivets at the cuffs.
Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s by Levi Strauss. Though missing the label (which would read “Climate Sealed / Jacket / Wind and Water / Repellent / Treated with Zelan / Levi Strauss & Co”), it is an unmistakable piece. It has a distinctive cut and equally distinctive detailing, with reinforced shoulders, D shaped zip pockets (with chain Talon zippers), underarm ventilation grommets, elasticized cloth panels on the waistband, a U shaped back yoke with a center pleat, curved reinforcement stitching under the collar and green Talon “sunburst” zipper (the color covers the Talon text on the stopbox on the front, it is visible on the back). This jacket has been reproduced by Levi’s under the LVC line three times, once a few years back, with a secret society style “Globus Hortus” graphic on the back, once in black with patches and more recently in red with simplified details (no back pleat, no grommets).
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″
This vintage denim jacket was made by Levi Strauss in the 1930s. Based on the one sided big E red tab, the silver prong type buckle on the buckle back, and the other details, this is the 1936 revision of the design.
This jacket was made by Ralph lauren, with a design inspired by point blanket mackinaws. It has a shawl collar, flecked cotton material, with snaps which reference the early printed designs found on Filson fasteners and buttons based on early Duxbak designs. Really covering all the early outdoorsman influences
This jacket was made recently by Eddie Bauer, drawing influence from 1930s work jackets (the overall cut, belt back, throat latch, unlined construction) and from Air Force Nomex flight jackets (the pocket design, style of zipper). It makes for a very rugged, outdoorsy lightweight jacket with a great vintage feel to it.
This jacket was made in the USA by Avirex Ltd. based upon the 1940s M-421a cotton flight jacket. It has the distinctive diamond shaped reinforcements on the sleeves, belt back and patch pockets. The unbranded bell shaped zipper is a decent approximation of the original, which wouldn’t be fully reproduced for years after the production run of this jacket. The jacket is, like the original, unlined, with an inside pocket.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It has a pleated half-belt back, a Talon zipper front with sunburst stopbox and a zipper on the breast pocket which I have never seen before. The pockets are flapped and it has button cuffs.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid to late 1940s. It has a yoked front and back with double breast pockets, button adjuster cuff straps, a belted back and a Talon zipper front. It has a quilted lining.