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Old Glory By Diesel Jeans Jacket

The Old Glory by Diesel collection was made as a showpiece of the Italian denim brand. It was top-notch, truly one-of-a-kind, and a step ahead within the denim market of many others with its premium approach. They came with all cool embroidered and patched (denim) jackets, selvedge jeans, workwear styles, and authentic top collections. Unfortunately, they only produced this collection for just a few seasons. From around 1992 to 1994 (more or less).

With this special collection, they paid a sort of homage to the ‘Big 3‘ American denim brands, Levi’s, Lee, and Wrangler as the collection was mostly inspired by these brands.

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My School For Denim

In the early 1990’s, I started my denim career at Diesel. During the years when I used to work there, but also after, I collected most of the ‘Old Glory’ styles ever produced. Within my private ‘Old Glory’ collection, there are around 30 different jackets, many jeans, sweats, and t-shirts, and a few store displays too. More of my jacket collection can be seen here.

After all these years, I still have a weakness for this collection. It still beats my blue denim heart faster! It takes me back to the vibrant denim days of the 1990s. A time when denim in Europe was peaking with the Italian denim brands. The ‘Old Glory’ denim collection is the starting point for me for what I’m doing today. They kickstarted it all for me. It was my school for denim.

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How The Jacket Came In My Archive

Recently, I added this ‘Old Glory’ by Diesel jeans ‘Morgan’ jacket to my private collection. In my collection, there are already four color versions, but not the denim version, which is the most beautiful in my opinion. The jacket was purchased with the help of my Indonesian denim friends from the Blue States Denim brand. A friend of theirs bought the jacket in Thailand and shipped it to them in Indonesia. Then, another friend of theirs brought it to Germany and posted it to The Netherlands. It made a long journey, but it’s now proudly part of my ‘Old Glory’ by Diesel archive.

The other four colors of the ‘Morgan’ jacket in my denim archive.

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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.