Freewheelers 14oz 506XX Type 1 Denim Jacket (1933 Version)

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Like a black-and-white snapshot of workers from the past, Freewheelers have recreated some truly amazing denim jackets inspired by American 1930s styles!

This jacket has been constructed with 14oz denim specially developed by Freewheelers. Compared with their bestselling standard 506XX 1947 type 1 jacket, this fabric has been dyed to create a darker, deeper indigo colour! Thanks to the slow weaving process on vintage machines, this fabric features the perfect amount of mild slubby texture. With time, this will fade to a beautiful sky-blue look with plenty of indigo contrast!

Speaking of details, this jacket has a ton! First up, this jacket features a cinch-back waist and classic pleated placket construction to ensure the perfect fit! The beautiful deerskin leather patch featuring the "Vanishing West" buffalo design pays homage to the classic Levi's design of the 1800s! The smaller yellow enamel-coated buttons add a tasteful pop of colour. With time these will naturally chip and age to a soulful look! The inside pocket flap is constructed with a contrasting lighter-ounce denim so you can enjoy two different types of ageing! The riveted pocket, sleeves and chain stitch construction ensure that your jacket will remain durable for a long time to come!

If you are looking for a premium Japanese type 1 denim jacket, with a classic design inspired by the 1930s, then why not go for Freewheelers?

  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese 14oz orange selvage ID denim
  • Grand indigo dyed
  • Left chest pockets
  • Japanese 5oz indigo-dyed denim lined flap
  • The smaller yellow enamel-coated buttons
  • Deerskin leather patch
  • Cinch back design
  • Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
  • Slim fit
  • Made In Japan

Size 38 ~ 44 feature a plain back design with cinch back (See product photos)
Size 46 and 48 feature a T-back design with cinch back (See product photos)

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How We Measure

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With the major buttoned up open the jeans and lay them flat like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Then double this measurement to achieve the waist measurement.

The way we measure is different from 'Side to Side', If you are not used to our method you should downsize by 1 inch.

For example, side to side measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method 29.25 inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.



Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.