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Wash Away Winter Blues With RRL’s Lot 271 Denim Jacket

When I used to write product copy, RRL shipments terrified me. See, some brands were copy-and-paste jobs—tweak the opener and you were good to go—others demanded a bit more attention, a few required a bit of research, and then there was RRL. They’d pull from 12 different, specific eras for a single collection, dine out on year-to-year nuance and then load on the details like they were new to an omelet bar. Was it exquisite stuff? Literally always. But every one of those pieces was a whole-ass meal and those shipments ran like 80 styles deep. Terrifying. Anyways, I was supposed to be talking about the Lot 271 Denim Jacket done in a Leeland Wash*, so let’s do that, because it’s a good jacket, and all the positive things I said above apply to this one too.

(*I have no idea who Leeland is or why he’s (?) getting singled out like this. On a personal level, I’ve only known one Leeland and he was great, but it seems unlikely that he would be The Source on this one. Not impossible, I guess, but highly unlikely.)

Inspired by 1950s Lee jackets and made with a sanforized 12.75oz Japanese denim, this worn-in piece features a point collar, a button front placket with signature zig-zag top-stitching, flapped pockets at the chest, button cuffs, adjustable tabs at the back waist, reinforced double-needle stitching, branded hardware, and a slim fit.

And I fully understand that pre-faded denim can be a Bermuda Triangle, No-Fly-Zone situation, especially in these parts, but we’ve also all had a hard year, and making things easier on ourselves shouldn’t be frowned upon after any extended nightmare.

Available at Stag Provisions for $290