This vintage Lee Jeans Rider jacket from the 70’s is one of my latest vintage finds. My eyes catched this jacket because of it’s great blue worn-out color. The different shades of blue in combination with the golden buttons is really beautifull!

For those who don’t know yet I will give some historie background info about this jacket: The original slim denim jacket was created in 1931 as a practical work garment for cowboys. It was the first shorter style western jacket, the shorter cut of the jacket making it more easier to wear on a horse. Other handy touches included slanted breast pockets that made it easier to reach across and into the pockets whilst riding a horse and the wide waistband ensured the jacket did not fold upward. The Riders jacket is one of my all time favourites!

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.