Essentials | The Denim Jacket

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The first denim jacket dates back to the 1870’s by denim legend and Levi’s founder Levi Strauss ( early jacket records are unclear because the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 destroyed the archives of many workwear companies). There were brands such as Boss of the road, Stronghold and Heynemann made all sorts of workwear in denim. However Levi Strauss & Co. introduced the first riveted denim jacket, he even owned the patent on the design.

The 506, that would be labeled as the favourite model by rocker Eddie Cochran, introduced in 1953 Levis brought the 507 jacket to the world of mens workwear , adding an extra pocket and removing the buckle back in favour of side adjusters ( deemed a cleaner more modern look of the time ).

 

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In 1962 Levi’s introduced the pre shrunk 557XX, considered to be a “classic trucker style”. Not considerd by Levi’s because they targeted the jacket to be worn by ranch workers. Nonetheless  fans of this style were the long-distance haulage drivers of the USA.

 

 

 

While the Levi’s denim jacket has evolved since then, the functionality and innate coolness of the piece has earned it as a definite essential to every mans wardrobe. A blue denim jacket belongs in your closet, no question, It even looks decent with a button-down and a tie if that’s where you feel like taking things. And because denim jackets won’t cost you an entire paycheck what’s the harm in owning blue and black?

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Dealing with the heat feat. Michael Stars

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Trying to stay cool during the summer months isn’t always the easiest thing to do. But whom better than to take tips on staying cool during the summer than our friends on the Western States of America. California based brand Michael Stars, what started as a brand devoted to creating the perfect tee has evolved into a full collection of luxury essentials that embody the modern California lifestyle for women and men.

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By far my favourite piece would have to be the Vintage Twill Shirt Jacket, it has a workwear feel. I’m a lowkey a sucker for anything with a bit of work wear inspiration. Their t-shirts constructed with a bamboo viscose and polyester is soft to the touch and breathe extremely easy. Making it an ideal piece would really want to be caught in when the sun is unforgiving.

Take a look for your self !

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The North Face Purple Label Fall / Winter 2014

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Everyone is heading back to school, nights are slowly getting chillier and the afternoons are not as scorching as they used to! Only one thing we can put this on, which is the rise of Fall. My utmost favourite time of the year. Not only because I hate the heat but the style is given a chance to breathe and express its in a more articulate way. North Face is known to be the go to brand when wanting to pic up gear for the F/W season it never fails you know it I know it it’s a given. However take the North Face brand and give it a face that is more slim, more tonal, more experimental, and overall different taste in aesthetic. And what you get is North Face Purple Label. Their F/W 2014 looks are killer and if you don’t believe me take a peak for yourself.

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