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Special Edition Evisu Jeans X Zippo Lighter – Gold Seagull

Japanese denim brand Evisu collaborated again with the legendary Zippo Manufacturing Company. They already made previous Zippo editions together, and they also developed a special Gold Seagull version.

The Evisu X Zippo is wrapped with denim fabric and shows the iconic denim brand’s seagull logo in gold on the pocket. The Zippo itself is also stitched with gold thread. You can even buy a golden chain that matches with the Zippo.

Just as all Zippo’s this one is also windproof, so easy to light up your cigarette even with stormy weather  days outside. It’s produced in America as a special edition. The denim of the lighter will fade over time, just as the Evisu jeans.

About Zippo

A Zippo lighter is a reusable metal lighter manufactured by American Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The Zippo Manufacturing Company is founded by American George G. Blaisdell in 1932. He produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933, being inspired by an Austrian cigarette lighter of similar design made by IMCO. It got its name because Blaisdell liked the sound of the word “zipper” and “zippo” sounded more modern. On March 3, 1936, a patent was granted for the Zippo lighter.

The lighters became popular in the US military, and especially during World War 2. While the Zippo Manufacturing Company never had an official contract with the military, soldiers and armed forces personnel insisted that base exchange (BX) and post exchange (PX) stores carry this sought-after lighter. While it had previously been common to have Zippos with authorized badges, unit crests, and division insignias, it became popular among the American soldiers of the Vietnam War to get their Zippos engraved with personal mottos. These lighters are now sought after collector’s items and popular souvenirs for visitors to Vietnam. (Source Wikipedia).

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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.