Worn-Out Projects X Vintage Levi’s 506XX – Type 1 – Jacket

  • Owner: Chris Beale.
  • Brand: Levi’s Jeans.
  • Style: 506XX, also known as Type 1 jacket.
  • Fit: Boxy and short.
  • Worn: The jacket is made in the ’30’s. It has a silver buckle back which refers for Type 1 jackets produced before the ’40’s. From the ’40’s the buckle backs switched to bronze buckle backs. The silver editions are more valuable than the bronze ones.
  • Treatment: The jacket is repaired by Chris Beale with the Japanese Sashiko stitching technique. The jacket got a lot of other repairs, done by the previous owners of the jacket.

The History of the Levi’s 506XX Jacket

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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.