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Warehouse Painstakingly Reproduces a WWII-Era Type 1

As one of the founding fathers of Japanese denim and a member of the famed ‘Osaka 5‘, Warehouse & Co. has been painstakingly reproducing American military, sportswear, and workwear since 1995. Known for its meticulous eye for detail and intense research when producing new-old garments, Warehouse is a name that is synonymous with authenticity and quality.

Here we have the brand’s take on a WWII era denim jacket and it has all the bells and whistles you’d expect. The S2000XX WWII Denim Jacket is based on a 1940’s period denim jacket that retains most of the hallmarks of a ‘Type I‘ but with some added subtleties as a result of wartime economy (most notably no pocket flap on the chest pocket).

Made from a 13.5oz unsanforized selvedge denim, it features a four-button front placket, exposed copper rivets, double pleat front, cinch back, and a deerskin leather patch. Made in Japan, the WWII Denim Jacket falls under the brand’s  ‘Deadstock Blue’ collection which includes garments that have been painstakingly researched and the original fabric has been replicated almost like for like. It doesn’t get much more authentic than this.

Available for $495 at Clutch Cafe