TCB is a Japanese brand inspired by fits and materials from the past and they strive to reproduce those iconic garments as closely as possible.
This is TCB's version of a classic so called Type 2 denim jacket. This type of jacket was first manufactured by Levi's back in 1953 and it got it name because it was an updated version of the so called Type 1 jacket. The former had wider and a more boxy fit, a buckle on the back for size adjustments and a single front pocket. The Type 2 jacket was introduced to meet the new standard and the demand in a time when a denim jacket went from being a just a workers garment to casual everyday clothing worn by the growing youth culture in the post war America.
TCB makes their version out of a 13,5 oz cotton denim fabric, recreated to resemble the original vintage material as close as possible. When it comes to jeans jackets it is a clear advantage if the fabric is not as thick as it can be in a pair of jeans, as a thicker material will be harder to move in and when it comes to the wear resistance it will still be difficult to wear out a denim jacket.
This jacket has details such as the pleated front, the folds that goes along the buttoning giving the jacket which gives a little stretch if the jacket is worn snugly. It also has the two buckles on the lower back that can be used to adjust the width of the waist band. TCB makes their version longer and narrower than the original, simply to make it easier to wear in a time when most people wear their jeans on the hip instead of at the waist as was fashionable in the 40/50's.
- TCB Jeans 50's Denim Jacket One Wash - 13,5 oz Japanese selvedge denim fabric - 100% cotton - Two front pockets - Adjusters at the lower back - Pleated front - 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.