This is an original vintage Wrangler Blue Bell 11MJZ jacket from the 50s. Designed to be worn by cowboys with lots of smart details designed to be handy when the wearer was sat in the saddle. One of the most iconic details is the so called action-back, the folded fabric at the shoulders that gives you freedom to move while still keeping the silhouette slim. The detail was also common on motorcycle jackets in the 40/50s where the idea is just the same. The pleated front (the fold that goes next to the zipper) is also a way to give the otherwise sturdy denim fabric some flexibility and the dots that keep the fold in place are built up by closely spaces stitches, a detail that has proven to stand the test of time compared to many other solutions, where more loosely spaced stitches come out after a decade or two and rivets rand to eat a hole in the fabric as the wearer moves through life.
This particular jacket is a vintage one produced in the 50s. It has seen many days of use and it's visible that it has been loved by the previous owner or owners. The jacket is faded. Next to the left chest pocket there is a small hole that has been patched from the inside (see pictures for details). If you are looking for a genuine vintage jacket that has a lot of personality in it, this jacket is just perfect!
Measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The sleeve length is measured from armpit to the end of the cuff.