Recently I bought this vintage Wrangler Jacket from the fifties. The introduction of this jacket was in 1951, the Blue Bell era from Wrangler. This 8MZ jacket, also known as the Second Edition jacket from Wrangler has a zipper instead of the First Edition (this jacket has buttons). What also is different then the first edition is that this jacket only has one breast pocket, elastic side details and sleeve vents. It’s made from 8oz left hand green selvage denim which you can see in the inside. The zipper isn’t original anymore, Wrangler didn’t use YKK zippers. The jacket has some patched holes and has an amazing fading. Unfortunately the jacket isn’t my size, but it’s a nice addition in my personal archive!

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.