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Freewheelers 506XX Denim Jacket Is Everything a Type 1 Should Be

lived in San Francisco for a while and I’m an innately irritable person but like every bacon-egg-and-cheese in the city was Fancy™ and it really exposed my instability but also I stand by my position. 

I’d see one on the menu for $12 and the description would include words like “brioche” and “chipotle mayo” and while those things are fine in theory, there’s no absolutely no need to put tomato and leeks on a BE&C. Anyways, that’s a super long and convoluted way of saying that the Freewheelers & Co. 14oz. 506XX Type 1 Denim Jacket is just a classic, unfussy thing without any superfluous details and I very much appreciate that. 

Made in Japan on vintage machines from a beautifully-textured, 100% cotton 14oz. selvedge denim that’s got five different kinds of American short-fiber cotton playing around inside, this jacket is an untouched archetypal Type 1 silhouette — a hip-length blouson with a singular chest pocket, cinch back, and pleated front. No tomatoes, no leeks.

Finished with silver-plated copper buttons, a deerskin branded leather neck patch, chainstitch runoffs, and an orange selvedge ID, it also comes once washed to remove some of the shrink. 

Available for $660 AUD (~$426) at Corlection