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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1930s Levis Riders jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s by Levi Strauss as part of their Levi Strauss Riders gabardine line.  It is waist length, with handwarmer pockets and button adjuster sides. It has a Talon zipper with sunburst stopbox, placing the date of manufacture in the late 1930s to early 1940s.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 20″

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1960s Suede Trucker Jacket

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This vintage suede leather jacket was made in the 1960s or 1970s. It is made in a two pocket trucker style- the leather version of a classic denim jacket. It is snap front and unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

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1930s Work Breeches 29 waist

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These vintage breeches were made in the 1920s and 1930s and were obviously worn for heavy work. They are made from heavy cotton material, in a lace legged breech style. They have a button fly. The legs have been reinfoced with two layers of heavy roughout leather, with various other leather reinforced holes. The crotch has a large hole, which was partially patched long ago with faded denim.

Waist: 14-1/2″ (doubled = 29″)
Inseam: 24″
Outseam: 36″
Rise: 12″

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Carwood denim jacket

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This vintage denim jacket was made by the Carwood Mfg Co. of Winder, Georgia, under their western “Bar C” label. It has a classic cowboy cut. It has a pleated front, open topped patch pockets mid-chest and a snap closure. The jacket carries over a vestige of the belt backs of 1930s and earlier denim jackets in the form of bar tacked pleats where the belt would have been. The jacket has copper dome rivets at the corners of the breast pockets and on the sleeves. The jacket is lined with a striped wool blanket for a bit of extra insulation. Other Carwood jackets of this era I’ve seen were made with selvedge denim, but the lining hides the location the selvedge usually was on this pattern.

Carwood was founded in 1923 and had a manufacturing plant located at 105 E Athens St., Winder, GA. They produced work clothes, twills and denims. They also produced under the “Demander” label. During the 1950s, they had endorsement deals with Rodeo stars for their “Bar C” line of western denims. The company closed in 1989 and the building is now home to the Winder Cultural Arts Center.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 22″

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Levi’s Type 1 jacket reproduction

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This jacket was made by Levi Strauss and Co.. It is a reproduction of their Type 1 denim jacket, produced from the turn of the century until it was supplanted by the Type II in 1956. It has a pleated front, single breast pocket, and buckle back. This one has a slider buckle instead of the pronged type like the original would have had. The denim is factory distressed, as are the buttons. The styling makes me think LVC repro, but the combination of the small “E” on the red tab, non selvedge denim, and the 70535-9954 model no. on the tag make me wonder if it might just be a short-lived reissue by the main branch of the company.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 25″

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