The spirit of our 10th Golden Decade collection is to recreate some amazing and iconic pieces on the golden era of denim. The real duty came in hands when we try to create something based on those iconic pieces but thru our own frame of mind so that we can come up with our own symbolic set of garments that have this solid history and foundation. Just like this particular 606RJ Jacket piece of ours. Modelled after the iconic Lee 101 Rider Jacket of the 1948. But of course, we tweaked and refined some of the details based on our personal taste.
The denim is quite special because this is the very first time we use Vidalia Mills USA denim. You might already heard a thing or two about ‘em when they decided to bought every remaining pieces of the White Oak Cone Mills legendary Draper X3 shuttle looms. The denim is weighted at 14 oz. / sq. yard and we decided to leave ‘em on their untouched loom-state condition, so they still hold their genuine and pristine kind of characters. You’ll see that this denim really has a nice hairy texture and has a soft hand-fell resulted from the ring spun yarns.
The jacket’s pattern also resembles the classic piece of the 40’s; pretty wide shoulders, plenty of room in the chest, and shorter body length. Trimmed using our special made Scovill USA copper plated buttons. Natural corozo buttons sourced from Central America for the waist adjuster. Completed with the special made ‘Blue Rider’ labels and Oldblue horizontal black tab.
*This Vidalia denim might have some minor imperfections (subtle chatters, etc) and do consider it as the beauty of imperfection and acknowledgement towards their progress.
~ 14 oz indigo selvedge denim
~ Milled in Louisiana, USA
~ Vidalia Mills denim
~ Loom-state unsanforized
~ Made using Draper X3 Shuttle Loom
~ 100% cotton
~ USA E-3 certified Cotton
~ Ring X Ring denim
~ Red and white selvedge line
~ 1948 Rider Jacket style
~ Regular fit
~ Double front chest pockets
~ Front pleats to give more volume
~ Zig-zag stitched placket
~ Slanted overall shape; a longer front body
~ Copper plated open top buttons from Scovill USA
~ Natural corozo cat eye buttons for the waist adjuster
~ Special ‘Blue Rider’ woven label
~ Oldblue special horizontal black tab
|606RJ – US|
|measurements are in inches and before initial shrinkage
*expect 3-5% shrinkage
*wear your true size
*model is 185 cm/75 kg wearing size 42/L