PREORDER UPDATE: Preorders are now over and I have made any remaining pieces available for sale. Please note that we are making the jackets now and expect to have this jacket completed and ready to ship around 12/12.
SIZE XL UPDATE: Please Note there is only 1 XL Preorder Left
SIZES S & XXL UPDATE: Sizes S & XXL have sold out but I will be making a few more after the new year. You can shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can reserve one for you. THANK YOU.
Stretch Denim Zip Front Jacket: A few years ago, I made a jacket that I called "Little Blue" because it was the perfect go-to little blue jacket.
This jacket is kind of his big brother.. the perfect go-to little denim jacket.
Recently I was looking to buy a new denim jacket but couldn't find anything that worked. I kept seeing the same-old, same-old: that classic denim jacket body that is too causal for what I need. Also, I can't stand the way those look with jeans = I can't explain it, but it makes me cringe.....
So, I thought of my favorite little blue jacket and started to make a new jacket based on that style.
The inspiration for the original pattern came from a pretty unlikley source:
While organizing the basement, I found some of my husband's old police uniforms.
The shapes were strong & sharp and I thought there could be something here worth exploring. I started to wonder what a Blade+Blue version of these jackets could look like.
I wanted to retain the structure of the police jackets but with a clean finish and sleek attitude. Almost like 'Superhero meets Supermodel' ... after all, my husband takes his work very seriously and he is kind of like a superhero to me.
This style is cut with a mid-weight denim that has 2% elastane built in. The weight and stretch in the fabric allowed us to take a more 'industrial' shape and tailor it in a sharp, modern way.
For example, we kept trimming away some of the excess fabric, shortening the garment's body length to hit right at the hip. A very flattering update.
The front chest patch pocket & hidden zipper front pockets also play off this idea of mixing utility with modernity. Plus they keep everything secure!
Speaking of pockets - I can never get enough, so 2 more deep pockets are built right into the interior.. Mine are stuffed with dog treats, making me a popular daddy at the dog park.
Made of 98% cotton with 2% lycra.
SMALL: Chest: 40" / Body Length: 27" / Sleeve: 31.5
MEDIUM: Chest: 42" / Body Length: 27.5" / Sleeve: 32.5
LARGE: Chest: 44" / Body Length: 28.5" / Sleeve: 34
XL: Chest: 46" / Body Length: 29" / Sleeve: 35