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Top 10 Denim Jackets and Why We Love Them?

Welcome back to the denim stories of Denimio Blog! We have been sharing with you the best of the best of jeans, chinos, and shirts... so this time, it's outerwear. Of course, you'll have your favorites, but trust us, we'll more than match your expectations. 

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10 Top-picked Denim Jackets by Denimio

 

No.1 TCB TCB50SJKT TCB 50'S JACKET / DENIM JKT TYPE 2ND

“Basic styles are always a perfect match.”

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight:13.5oz

Fabric: Zimbabwean cotton

Basic styles are always a perfect match. You can be sure that this model will not let you down be whether you are an easy-going casual type or the more trendy fashionista. TCB50SJKT is a classic Japanese retro of Levi's 50's Type II jacket. The jacket is made as closely as possible to the original details to pay tribute to its legacy. On the сhest pockets, there are even red tabs to further convey the originality.

Zimbabwean cotton is used to make this jacket similar to the old American cotton used in the 1950s. Hence, for those who are looking for very retro American style, this model could be the first in your wishlist.

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No.2 MOMOTARO JEANS MJ2103 14.7OZ DOUBLE POCKET JACKET

“Slow fades are what make a jacket yours.”

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight: 14.7oz

Fabric: Longest fibers Zimbabwean cotton

This jacket is from the Cooper Label series. It portrays the perfect combinations of the classic design of Type 2 jackets with a modern slim style. Momotaro chose very soft 14.7oz denim and used the longest fibers made from Zimbabwean cotton.

Due to the long fibers, the jacket has a relatively stable color and results in slow fading. The original indigo lasts longer for those wishing to preserve the "new" look. Double bonus: once fading progress is done, you'll get a beautiful customized jacket. 


No.3 ONI DENIM 02517HOX INDIGO DYED HEAVY OX JACKET 2ND TYPE

“Canvas rocks, too!”

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight: 14oz

Fabric: Duck canvas

As you can see in the featured picture, this model uses a duck canvas fabric instead of raw denim. The benefit of this fabric is durable, meaning that you can wear it longer than the classic diagonal twills. That’s why ONI has picked this material to produce this unique outerwear.  

Even though it's made from canvas fabric,  this jacket will have fading (but different from denim). You will notice also change of the seams' shades. There are 2 colors, indigo, and Khaki, to choose to your preference.


No.4 TANUKI EJKT 18OZ "EARTH" 3RD TYPE JACKET WITH HANDWARMERS

“So hot it's dropping off shelves...”

Features:

Style: Type III

Weight: 18oz

Fabric: Ultra-slubby denim

Believe it or not, this Tanuki jacket model is available in our stores. This is a non-retro style that gradually made its way to the top best-selling lists by sheer word-of-mouth and beautiful craftsmanship. This brand proved to us how professional they are in the denim industry with this solid piece of work.

This ultra-slubby denim jacket has a hand warmer pocket and also inner pockets. With stunning denim fabric in the same concept as their jeans, you will find out the greatness of EJKT  from Tanuki immediately. To be in-trend, we recommend to own one and experience it by yourself--you'll never let this classic modern jacket out of your sight.


No.5 ETERNAL 887OW 3RD TYPE G JEAN ONE WASHED887OW / OKAYAMA (ONE WASHED)

“Contrasting is interesting, too!”

Features: 

Style: Type III

Weight: 14.5oz

Fabric: One-washed / Selvedge denim made in Japan  / 100% cotton

If you are a fan of Eternal denim, you might also recognize the 886 model, which is slightly thicker and longer than 887OW. ETERNAL 887OW with dark (almost black) color was released in 2013 and is still very much in demand.

Highlights:  ‘Dyed 30 times with genuine indigo warp yarns’ are the words on their denim, so as we can imagine, this jacket is one of the best choices for those who love slow fades. Fading will also be seen the vertical texture of denim. ETERNAL is famous for its super dark finish that evolves beautifully by contrasting.


NO.6 SAMURAI JEANS S553XX 16OZ-18 20 ANNIVERSARY LIMITED DENIM JACKET

“Slubby and fast-fading denim jacket”

Features:

Style: Type III

Weight: 16oz

Fabric: Slubby with a rough texture

Are you waiting to see when SAMURAI JEANS and their slubby denim appear in the list? Here it comes! This Type III jacket comes with noticeably higher pockets and more seams. S553XX is made of very slubby denim, so if you are a fading warrior, this jacket was born for you.

This fast fading jacket has interesting details such as the Hinode Iron Button. S553XX is original of SAMURAI JEANS brand. If you are a real fan, you would not want to miss this top outerwear in your collections.

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No.7 STUDIO D'ARTISAN D4448 12OZ TRIPLE TEXTILE 2ND TYPE DENIM JACKET

“Outstanding when it’s new; interesting when it’s faded.”

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight :12oz

Fabric: 3 special different colors and texture denim

Studio D’Artisan is a genius! As mentioned above, this light weight 12oz denim jacket used 3 types of denim and all are in different shades. D4448  is gorgeous when it is new and interesting when it is faded.

This classic style of Type II jacket is suitable for those who are looking for new stuff and curious to see a cool fading result.


No.8 TANUKI IDJKT2 15OZ "IDXID" 2ND TYPE JACKET WITH HANDWARMERS

“The real indigo jacket.”

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight: 15oz

Fabric: Slubby denim

This model in the list is also from TANUKI. IDJKT2 jacket comes in a minimal modern style made from slubby denim containing indigo warp thread and weft thread. This model has the same concept as EJKT regarding hand warmer pockets and inner pockets.

A two-line symbolic embroidery on the right shoulder works as the brand’s signature. The bright color patch is made from deerskin, same as their jeans. All the details were made precisely. IDJKT2 gives you the perfect neat raw denim look, adding another collectible from the mysterious brand. 

No.9 Burgus Plus 71949-XX 14OZ NATURAL INDIAN INDIGO 2ND TYPE TRUCKER JACKET

“Classic is timeless!”

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight: 14oz

Fabric: Slightly slubby denim

This jacket has the classic style of a Type II jacket, made similar to the old vintage jacket of the 50's. It's waist-length and has no hand-warmer pockets.

The main feature of this jacket is the dyeing of yarns with natural plant indigo. This method of dyeing is quite expensive and is less common than dyeing with indigo. Denim has a slightly slubby texture. The buttons have a vintage rust effect.

No.10 Oni 02516P-AIZUMI 16OZ LOW TENSION 2ND TYPE JACKET WITH HANDWARMERS

"Two kinds of dye, two times the interesting factor..."

Features:

Style: Type II

Weight: 16oz

Fabric: Slubby denim

This jacket has the modern style of the Type II jacket. The main feature of this jacket (and the Aizumi series) is the interesting denim used. This denim is dyed with classic dark indigo and black colors, resulting in an exceptionally dark color. Such denim will result in gorgeous contrast fading over time.

There are also hand-warmer pockets for convenience.

 

In addition, pay attention to the very beautiful detail of this jacket. The buttonhole on the pocket has a contrasting embroidery with red thread.

Conclusion

As we mentioned at the beginning, jackets are an important piece of outerwear, and it could be your lifestyle expression as well. Our top choices above were chosen for popularity and their outstanding details. To explore for more details, click on images or even talk to us on Live Chat-- (we would love to hear from you and get to know another denim lover.)

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