Old Jeans – Still Captivating: 1940s Vintage Levi Jacket 506XX
Antique jeans, old jeans, the really special vintage denim – regardless of your semantics of choice, these pieces remain sought-after condensed time capsules of Americana. This vintage 1940s denim Levi’s 506XX buckle-back jacket is just such an example. From the truly antique jeans to the beloved later red-line selvedge 501s, vintage Levi’s and their contemporaries are a commodity that mystifies the non-initiate. I often liken the denim-philes to Trekkies. It’s true. (And if that hit a little too close to home for you, you might consider lightening up about your denim obsession.)
Born in 1894, the owner of this Levi’s jacket moved from Iowa to eastern Montana as a small child with his family. As a young man, he homesteaded and settled in Miles City, a town that looks much today as it did in the early 20th C. He was a cattle rancher and owner of the Bison Bar, still extant on Main Street.
Levi’s 506XX buckle-back jacket has silver buckle in back and single flap-front pocket. Buckle does not have embossing and is marked Solide, with two long prongs. Please see the many detail photos on the Kakkoii Mono website, and learn more about the former owner’s history and homesteading days in Montana. This vintage 1940s denim Levi’s 506XX buckle-back jacket is a truly special find.