Today I want to highlight another original vintage Levi’s Jeans 507XX (also known as Type 2) Big E jackets from my private denim collection. The Levi’s Jeans 507XX jacket was introduced in 1953 as the follow up on the 506XX (Type 1) jacket and was produced until 1962. The 507XX jacket has a selvage redline inside which disappeared at the follow-up jacket, the 557XX (Type 3) Trucker model. The red in the selvage is gone through the many washes of the jacket. You see this a lot at old denim pieces. The back of the buttons are stamped with #0.
This jacket model is one of my favorites as it refers to the ‘Golden Period’ in the denim industry. During the ’50’s the denim industry exploded as denim became more mainstream as movie stars as Marlon Brando and James Dean were wearing denim outfits in the films. Also the rock and roll era was started in the ’50’s, Elvis was also spotted in denim many times. These icons were very important ambassadors for the denim industry.
Check below the alsmost 70 years old Levi’s Big E Jeans jacket which is still in very good condition. A true classic!