Taking us back to the beginnings of the trucker jacket is Sugar Cane with their 1962 14oz Type III Denim Jacket , modeled after Levi’s first rendition of the Type III. Also known as the 557 because of the stamp on the backside of the buttons, this jacket truly became the archetype for modern-day denim jackets and the Cane repro features 2 flap pockets, branded buttons, and those V-stitched knife pleats that changed everything. Note, no hand warmer pockets in sight — this is just like the og.
Like with all storied Japanese labels, Sugar Cane is known for the accuracy of their reproductions and likely used one if not multiple original examples in the R&D process. Essential references that are crucial down to the stitch. No really, what collectors will look for to help distinguish Levi’s from a certain period is the use of “lemon yellow” stitching. And as you can see, this repro is chock-full of it.
Finished off with copper-colored steel buttons, cuffs with reinforced bartacks, and a signature neck tag, this 14.25 oz beauty is ready to fade and the first wash is on them, so just put it on and go!
Available for $220 from Franklin and Poe