1930s Levi’s Type 1 denim jacket

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. 

Chest (pit to pit): 19-1/2″ (doubled = 39″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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Key Imperial half-belt denim jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by Key Imperial.  It is made from denim with a half-belt back and bi-swing shoulders.  It would have originally had a zipper front, but at some point the zipper was replaced with buttons with hand stitched buttonholes.  The jacket has a blanket lining and has had the cuffs patched with a lighter denim.
 

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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Tokyo Five denim jacket

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This jacket was made by Tokyo Five, loosely based on a 1930s buckle-back denim jacket.  It has a one pocket, pleated front, with handwarmer pockets and wreath style donut buttons, and a buckle back.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Blue Bell Denim Chore Jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Blue Bell, Inc.  It is blanket lined, with a four pocket front.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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Warehouse Stifel jacket reproduction

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This jacket was made in Japan by WareHouse.  The design is inspired by 1920s chore jackets, with an indigo discharge pattern twill fabric, ring-back buttons reading “Union Made”, and a four button front with a pencil pocket in one of the breast pockets.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

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Road Knights MC denim jacket

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This jacket was made in the 1970s for Dan, a member of the Road Knights Motorcycle Club.  The Road Knights were founded in 1973 by members of the US Army stationed in the Canal Zone in Panama. It is the oldest recognized motorcycle club in that country.  This jacket started off life as a Wrangler four pocket denim jacket, with snap pockets and cuffs and rivet button front.  The colors on the back were entirely hand sewn, with reflective edging and studwork.  The rockers read, “Road Knights”, “Canal Zone” with a logo of a knights helmet atop a motorcycle wheel.  On top of the top rocker are two hand embroidered motorcycles, one a stock bike, the other a twin headlight chopper. The owner’s name, Dan, is hand embroidered on the front.

Tagged size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 20″

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