Sugar Cane is a Japanese brand focusing on reconstructing the early days of vintage workwear history. The brand has roots that goes back to the 1950's but it wasen't until the late 80's that Sugar Cane started building the reputation for being one of the best denim makers in Japan and it is a reputation they still deserve!
Here's Sugar Cane's version of one of the most iconic denim jackets ever made! The type 2 jacket was first made by Levi's in the 50's and its simple design has proven to stand the test of time.
The type two jacket was introduced in 1953 as an updated version of the traditional denim work jackets. Like them, it featured a pleated front and a square-shaped fit, but the "chinch" or "buckle back" that could be used to adjust the width of the jacket was replaced by adjusters located on each side of the hem. A second front pocket was also added and the jacket, making it easy to distinguish from its predecessor. One pocket = type one jacket, and two pockets = Type two jacket!
Combined with a pair of five pocket jeans and a plain white t-shirt the type two made up the iconic outfit for a new growing movement; the rebellious youth of the time. If you ever saw Elvis Presley wearing denim this is the jacket he was wearing!
The fabric used is 13 OZ Japanese sulfur dyed black denim that has been pre-washed so that the jacket will be soft to wear from the start and it won't shrink when washed for the first time. The black denim fabric will age in the same way as a pair of raw blue jeans when worn and washed for a long time, meaning that you will get all the good highlights and fades usually associated with indigo blue.
Johan is 173 cm tall, weigh 67 kilos and wears a size 36.
- Sugar Cane & Co. 1953 Type 2 Denim Jacket 13 OZ Black Denim
- 13 OZ Japanese black selvedge denim
- Sulfur dyed
- Red lined selvedge
- 100% cotton
- Pre-washed and won't shrink
- Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.