eYe Junya Watanabe Man x Lee Re-constructed 91J Loco Jacket
eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man x Lee Real Vintage Sanforized Jelt Denim Lot 91J Loco Jacket
More customized workwear from eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man — here we have a re-working of original pieces by H.D. Lee Company, an American manufacturer of casual wear and working clothing since 1889. Intended for the Spring — Summer 2009 season collection, each jacket was hand-crafted from two existing Lee Real Vintage Lot 91J Loco overall coats.
The original pieces are replicas of the 1920′s famous Lee Union Made Lot 91J overall coat, known as the Loco jacket as it was originally designed for railway workers and locomotive drivers. The coats were manufactured by Lee Real Vintage in Japan from the highest quality 11-ounce Lee Jelt Denim. “Jelt denim” is “the tightest, toughest & bluest denim” — cloth of a super-strong and durable twisted-thread weave, developed in 1920′s.
Two coats were taken apart and subsequently re-assembled into this unique piece, which retains many of the original features — four pockets at the front (the two breast pockets are fastened with brass stud buttons bearing the Lee logo with the long L and slanted e’s, which are both features of pre-war Lee logo design), one inner pocket, button-up adjustable cuffs and the infamous white Lee “Housemark” label featuring the triangular-shaped roof.
The denim fabric of one of the coats, which this jacket is made of, has a higher degree of washing, resulting in slightly softer and lighter appearance. The darker and lighter-wash fabrics, together with the original white stitching are combined to create a contrasting effect. A vintage-treated brass YKK No. 7 zipper replaces original buttons. Interestingly, the original button-holes are left in place but stitched over by hand. The overall cut of the jacket becomes more fitted through re-working.
Condition: Immaculate pre-owned. As new.
Fabric composition: 100% cotton.
Size: Labelled as Small. Depending on the desired fit, the jacket may fit a size Medium, so please check the actual measurements taken with the jacket laid flat: Armpit to armpit 19 inches/48.5 cm, length (base of collar to bottom) 27 inches/68.5 cm, shoulder seam to shoulder seam 18 inches/46 cm, inner sleeve 19 1/2 inches/49.5 cm, outer sleeve 25 inches/63.5 cm.
Made in Japan.
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Item "eYe Junya Watanabe Man x Lee Re-constructed 91J Loco Jacket" was added on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 14:24 and is filed under Junya Watanabe Man.
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