1971 Big E Levi's Type III Trucker Jacket (S)
We always get excited when we find Big E Levi's! The Big E refers to the E on the Levi's tag, that was changed to a lower case e in 1971. These pieces are highly collectable and highly sought after by vintage and denim nerds like us. This Big E denim jacket is an iconic type III trucker jacket, recognisable from the V-stitches on the front, first introduced by Levis in 1962, and stayed with us all since. And this paticular Type III jacket was made in USA (factory code 525) at the very tail-end of the Big E-era, in 1971 most likely, or maybe 72-73. How do we know? In 1971, at the same time as they changed the e on the Levi's tab, they also introduced a care label stitched below the patch at the neck. Most jackets made with this new care label also got a new lower e Levi's red tab, but some factories still had leftover red tabs with big E's, so in a short period from 1971 to maybe as far as 1973 we find some jackets like this one. Over to the jacket! This jacket is in great vintage condition, with only subtle fadings and a tiny knot in the fabric at the left bicep. Type III's of this era are clean, slightly tapered, without the handwarmer pockets that were added later on in 1984. A perfect trucker fit. The size is worn of on the neck patch, but it fits a Men's size S, or a very slim M for a tight fit. Also great worn unisex. Shoulder width: 44 cm, sleeve lenght: 60 cm.
Chest width 47 cm
Front Length 60 cm
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