One of my latest vintage treasures for my private denim collection is this original vintage Levi’s Big E Jeans jacket from the early ’60’s. I have a true weakness for old customized denim jackets. Especially if they are original Levi’s. This model, the 557XX also known as the Type 3, is the most famous denim jacket. Also the most copied model by many other brands. This particular jacket has some great details which refer that it’s from the early ’60’s when this model was introduced by Levi’s (the model was launched in 1962). The key details are: Big E Red Tab, single stitched closure, two tone stitching on the shoulders, sign in the neck from the big label (more common by Big E Type 3 jackets are the smaller labels which are made later in the ’60’s), yellow stitching under the flap from the pocket (later models shows black stitching), and the button stamp is 0 (Levi’s used the single digit stamps first, later they changed it into three digits like 524, 525, 526, etc.). The previous owner stitched a nice palm tree on the back of the jacket which gives you the perfect hippy feeling. The cuffs from the sleeves are covered with new denim as they are totally worn-out. All in all nice addition in my large Levi’s Big E jacket collection. Aloha!

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (2)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (3)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (12)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (7)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (5)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (4)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (11)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (8)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (9)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (10)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (6)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (13)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (14)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (15)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (16)

levis trucker jacket 557xx type 3 long john blog blue indigo denim jeans usa western 1962 worn out vintage original item clothing cowboys miners spijkerjas spijkerjack levi strauss (1)

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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 marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim. Nominated as 'Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50.