Here is a beautifully aged example of our first ever collaboration with the Stevenson Overall Company! This jacket was released 3 years ago and has been worn by our Sydney staff for 2 and a half years! In the first year of wear the jacket was worn 2 days per week for 8 months. Then in the second year of wear it was worn for 1-2 days a week for 6 months.
Initially this jacket was super dark and had minimal texture on the surface. This is due to the hank dyed duck indigo fabric! This dying process makes the surface of the texture very subtle but very rich in colour. After wears and washes you can really see that the beauty of the 13oz duck fabric’s texture is now being revealed! This fabric has also softened significantly and now has the feeling of soft shirting fabric.
In key areas of wear such as the chest pocket and and the front button closure you can see the tiny but brightly coloured highlights appearing. This is from opening and closing of buttons. The waist band of the jacket is really showing of the beauty of the hank dyed fabric, with the edges looking like tree roots. The silver coated buttons are ageing along nicely with the copper base now appearing in places where the silver has rubbed off. The specially placed, hand hammered and cut rivets are becoming shinier. This is evidence of truly unique craftsmanship. On the buttons you can see the nicely aged leather washers placed between the fabric and the rivet. They have keep the fabric intact and prevented damage. They have also developed interesting furry edges. The cinch back closure, inspired by vintage ranch wear is used to adjust the waist to ensure a perfect fit. This has really aged beautifully thanks to adjustments and daily wear.
To make the ageing even more unique and personal our staff placed one of our new Lewis Leathers badge onto the chest pocket. We think that this compliments the aged materials perfectly!
This jacket still has plenty of life left in it and will continue to age beautifully and become more personalised. We will keep you updated in some time to show off how this jacket has progressed.