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New Levi's rigid jacket? (Type 1)

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure if this is a new jacket, but I've never seen it before:

http://www.levisstore.com/product/in...entPage=family



It is 100% cotton...I thought all Type 1 products were at least 14% polyester? And weren't Type 1's discontinued? What gives?

TYIA
post #2 of 31
That Type-1 stuff was pretty bad. There's something inherently wrong with putting polyester in jeans. I'm pretty sure it was axed a few years ago.
post #3 of 31
"Type 1" is the first model of denim jacket Levi's produced - hence the name - many decades before the "Type 1" subline was created. This jacket is a reproduction of the first thing, not the second thing.

It's just a coincidence.
post #4 of 31
I'm not sure whether or not that jacket is acually a new product, but it has indeed been released for the Fall 2007 line and should already be in stores. There is also a washed version in a medium-light blue with the same front pleats and lack of pockets. The rigid model resembles STF 501s in terms of color and stiffness.
post #5 of 31
so whats up with the pleats...do they "expand" just like in pants?
post #6 of 31
they expand a little for added movement. But as you see theres seams over them. An old design indeed.
post #7 of 31
damn that's cheap

I have a type I 506xx jacket from the LVC collection's final run when they were made at the original SF workshop. IMO the coolest denim jacket ever. This one def has the look correct...I wonder if it has the buckleback as well?
post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
"Type 1" is the first model of denim jacket Levi's produced - hence the name - many decades before the "Type 1" subline was created. This jacket is a reproduction of the first thing, not the second thing.

It's just a coincidence.


It looked to me though that this jacket has the oversized buttons of the Type 1 line.
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post
they expand a little for added movement. But as you see theres seams over them. An old design indeed.

*nods* I picked up a Gap jeans jacket last year with pleats that is more or less a copy of an old Levi's jacket. It was a great deal at 12 dollars on the clearance rack.
post #10 of 31
I think I saw a bunch of these at the Georgetown Levi store - they looked nice and rigid, but denim jackets were never my thing.....
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
This one def has the look correct...I wonder if it has the buckleback as well?

I didn't really take a good look at it, but I thought I saw a strap running parallel to the hem. It was displayed folded on its side so it could have just been one of those adjustable straps. I'll see if I can swing by on my way home today and check it out.

EDIT: I took a look at it and there was indeed the buckle on the back, each end of the strap secured by a copper rivet. One of the jackets I saw appeared to have series of numbers scrawled on the inside that were cut off where a panel ended, some in yellow and some in turqoise. Apparently pieces of scrap denim were used in that particular jacket's construction. Any input on whether or not this unique "feature" would be marketable?
post #12 of 31
there`s also a jacket in pretty much the same design by cheap monday
post #13 of 31
Here's Cheap Monday's: http://caliroots.com/system/search/product.asp?id=9308

I prefer the larger collar and lower pocket found in the Levis jacket.

I was going to snag one of the Capital E type 3's that are on sale at 75% off, but saw the type 1 and liked it much more. I don't expect the fabric and construction to be as nice, but I prefer the design. I'll decide if I want to keep it once it arrives in a few days.
post #14 of 31
APC has a really similar jacket as well. I didn't realize the pleats were a repro thing, I thought they were just a detail they thought would look cool.
post #15 of 31
I actually bought this jacket in Las Vegas a couple days ago. It fits larger than normal so I'm hoping it'll shrink after a long warm soak. I asked 4 employees and no one could tell me with certainty that it's Shrink-to-fit but guesstimated I was correct in assuming it would be.
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