This past fall our Brando Jacket came out of the impact of Marlon Brando, whose portrayal of John Strabler in The Wild One created a personality around a jacket that would live on forever. Bob Dylan’s artistry has stretched through the decades just as firmly and our homage to his legacy this spring is the Dylan Jacket.
What seems on its face to be a classic denim jacket uses traditional shapes and patterns to reference that history, but we’ve brought our particular touch. Instead of using denim as custom would require we’ve tapped into our resources to find the right French Terry, offering a texture and feel that has never been seen before on such a time-tested garment. Each piece is soft, supple, and will wear and shift in tone over time uniquely depending on how you wear them.
The use of indigo as a dye reaches back to the 9th-Century, starting a history that touches the royal families of Europe, the sails of Columbus’ ships, and the African Slave Trade. It’s a color that has dyed denim since the first time the fabric was woven, defining entire swaths of American culture from the country’s foundation, through the Industrial age, all the way to the cobbled streets of SoHo. It’s a color that is filled with ethics, aspiration, hope, and always a touch of royalty. It is as culturally complex as it is complicated to extract from the plants whose original origin has been lost to the annals of time. But its history continues to be rewritten every season as we digest it back into our style vocabulary in new ways.
Our Indigo Collection pays homage to that history, and has within it the passion that we feel for what we do, placing our inspiration in every stitch. What we’ve worked so hard to perfect will be handed over to you to customize to your taste. Every jacket will come with some minor distressing but we encourage your customization and hope you’ll share the results with us.
The Indigo Jacket will retail for $248. The Terry Tee will retail for $72.
The Indigo Collection will be available at 12pm on Saturday, April 9 on shop-premium.com.
Size chart below reflects measurements of a fully-buttoned jacket. Opening the jacket opens up the measurements.