Of course, there’s simply never just two types of anything, but we’re here so why not: there’s two types of denim jackets. The denim jacket that’s really a shirt made of denim — typically more of a snug & stylish item with a lower weight denim lacking some of the more functional features found on traditional models — and the denim jacket that’s a real deal jacket — an outer layer with enough pockets to make it useful, room for under layers, and perhaps even blanket lining.
(Although those amenities kinda kill the cool factor. You simply wouldn’t see The Ramones in one of those.)
Freenote Cloth’s new Broken Twill Selvedge CD2 jacket appears to be an attempt to bridge the gap between those two camps (thereby establishing a third camp, because, again, there aren’t ever just two types of anything). The cut and weight of the 13oz. denim — sourced from the Yoshiwa Mill in Japan — helps to maintain a sleek profile befitting any post-sundown downtown scene, however the hand-warmer pockets and hidden under-placket zipper offer more utility than the silhouette would suggest. Custom hardware, extensive attention to construction, 1/8″ double needle detailing, and sewing in the USA are utilized to help ensure the jacket has got your back for the long haul.
$300 at Standard & Strange.