Old Glory by Diesel Jeans

From 1992 till 1994 Diesel Jeans from Italy created a special high-quality made collection called Old Glory. Old Glory is the most remarkable collection ever created by Diesel Jeans. This special Old Glory collection was really outstanding and totally different than other denim brands. It was one of the first European premium denim collection with selvage fabrics, embroidered jackets and cool authentic t-shirts. This special denim collection was inspired by the ‘Big 3’ denim brands, Levi’s, Lee & Wrangler, and celebrated their rich heritage and American look and feel. The Old Glory collection was workwear inspired.

The Old Glory collection was launched before Levi’s Jeans came with their now famous Levi’s Vintage Clothing – LVC line in 1996 and before Lee Jeans dropped their iconic Lee 101 line. Old Glory was the kick-off of a new denim era.

Old Glory sleeveless denim vest

One of the latest denim items in my private collection is this Old Glory denim vest. This denim vest is inspired by the legendary Riders jacket from Lee Jeans. It has the typically Lee Riders breast pockets and cat-eye buttons on the back. The vest was produced in the year 1993 and made in Italy. The vest has an incredible cool embroidery on the back which refers to the old bikers vest from the ’50’s and ’60’s. The Old Glory vest is in mint condition and feels like brand new. The previous ower was very careful with his vest and didn’t use it a lot. Take a look at this original Old Glory by Diesel Jeans vest and remember the good denim times from the early ’90’s.

See more of my Old Glory collection here.


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.