While going through my camera roll, I’m feeling reminiscent about a trip I took in the final days of fall with my family to Boston and Salem. The air was clear and crisp, and the leaves were orange and bright as always in New England.
The day trip called for layers and provided the perfect opportunity to wear this vintage Levi’s jean jacket I picked up in Brooklyn at a vintage clothing fair a few months ago. I have never owned a jean jacket feeling it wasn’t really my style until I fell hard for this 1960’s trucker jacket that had the perfect amount of wear and tear for me. I love the patches, repairs, and personal touches that were added by the previous owner. Being from Washington State myself, I knew this jacket was meant for me when I saw the Oregon – Washington patch.
As a bonus, it turned out to be a kind of holy grail vintage find because of the capital E in Levi’s on the red tab. Big E, in vintage Levi’s vernacular, is one way to date vintage Levi’s for collectors. This style of jean jacket is called the “Trucker” introduced in 1962. A capital E on the red tab dates the jacket between 1962-1971 when Levi’s switched to a lower case, small e on the red tab.
I like the style and relaxed fit. It’s the only one I’ll ever want or need.