From 1992 till 1994 Diesel Jeans from Italy created a special denim line inspired by the ‘Big 3’ (Levi’s, Lee & Wrangler) called Old Glory. Old Glory was the best line ever created by Diesel Jeans in my opinion. This special OG collection was really outstanding and totally different than other denim brands. It was one of the first denim premium lines. This line was launched before Levi’s Jeans came with their Levi’s Vintage Clothing – LVC line and before Lee Jeans dropped their 101 line. The Old Glory line was workwear inspired. Below the Gold Miner jeans from my personal denim archive. It features;

  • Classic 5-pocket fit
  • Cinch back
  • Hidden rivets
  • V-stitch
  • Orange selvage
  • Crotch rivet
  • Zipper closure
  • Original ’90’s washing

Next to the Old Glory line also the catalogs from Diesel Jeans from that time were outstanding and rare. They weren’t free and you had to buy them as they were made in low quantities. I added below some images from the Gold Miner pants taken from the original catalog dated from 1992.

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Old Glory advertising Goldigger jeans pictures from 1992

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.