Whenever I see an American-made denim jacket I just have to check it out. This latest addition is a trucker style from Flint and Tinder offered by Huckberry.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!The origin of the nickname “Trucker” is an unusual story. Supposedly it came from the Japanese, who pictured it being worn and broken in best by American long-haul drivers. Originally made from only raw selvage denim, the jackets would, after miles of wear, take on that great personalized fading that means so much to denim fans.What’s different about this jacket is that it’s made from a 2% stretch fabric that allows for freer movement. It’s cut a little longer than typical denim jackets and has a more modern slim cut. The jacket features two inner pockets and two hand warmer pockets along with a Type 1 chest pocket. The jacket is pre-washed for added softness and features button closures.While some people question the denim-on-denim look, I have always thought it worked really well, especially with the darker denim washes.
‘What’s New Week’ continues with an update to our post “25+ Denim Jackets for Men and Women: Made in USA,” which you can read here.The two jackets we added are from California-based RPMWest, which has been turning out new products at an incredible rate. Available in raw denim and stone-washed denim, this design features two breast pockets, hand warmer pockets, alloy hardware and a leather patch.The RPMWest Denim jacket in a stonewash finish.The denim jacket in raw denim.
If you want to learn a little bit more about RPMWest you can check out the interview we did with them 2 years ago here. They’ve come a long way since then and, having purchased a few items from PRMWest I can tell you that the materials and quality of the product they build is excellent.
(Updated March 3, 2017)
I was surprised recently when someone told me my classic denim jacket was out of fashion. I would argue that the denim jacket never really goes out of style because it’s the eternal emblem of American youth and spirit. When I look at the Made-in-the-USA jackets shown here – the men’s styles, at least – I think of Steve McQueen, James Dean, Paul Newman and any number of other icons, riding their motorcycles, cruising in convertibles and savoring life.Nordstrom usually has multiple denim jackets, with brands changing from season to season, both for women (above)…and men.Frame Denim is a new name on our list.So is Saturdays NYC, which has different denim jackets each season.Ralph Lauren periodically offers its Made-in-USA RRL Jackets.Union-made denim jacket from All American Clothing Company and Union Label.
Fidelity Denim makes multiple denim jackets, mostly for women. (The new Spring 2017 collection does not show country of origin, but we’re waiting for a call to confirm that the products are still Made in USA.)American Apparel carries several denim jackets, but we couldn’t get them to come up on one page. Just go to the site and type-in “denim jacket.”You’ll find high fashion and high prices at Barney’s NY
Multiple types of American-made denim jackets for men and women are available at Schaefer’s.
3X1 has multiple denim jacket designs.Need Supply offers a Stealth denim jacket (left) and the indigo Supply Jacket.
We have written about Prison Blues in the past and still feel that it is a great project, getting people serving time to learn a trade and make something that they and you can be proud of. This denim jacket from L.C. King, a 100 year old company in Bristol TN, is a basic but great looking denim work jacket.L.C. King also makes a good-looking denim barn-style jacket.
Brave Star Selvage out of LA offers the Ironside in 16.5 oz denim.RPMWest has raw denim and stone-washed denim jackets.