Levis Type 2 Denim Jacket History

In 1953, Levi Strauss started to produce the 507XX Jacket using 9 oz. Denim. While styled similarly to the 506XX model, it featured a second breast pocket and bar tacks instead of rivets on the breast pockets. Called the Second Edition Jacket or Number Two, it was actually the third model since 1936 506XX was never given a lot number. Also, the back martingale was replaced by side waist straps. 



The first editions of the jackets were produced with leather labels in the neck. The later versions have the paper labels, like the jeans. They switched the leather patch into the paper labels as its cheaper in production.
An extra pocket was added to the front, and the cinch back was removed, in place of side adjuster tabs you see today. The back knife pleats remained.

The Type 2 jacket became the ultimate worker jacket for cowboys, farmers and rose to celebrity status with many Celebs donning the jacket.

Here, I am wearing @nedjancompany version.