Levis Type Three Jacket History



In 1962 Levi Strauss introduced the 557XX, also known as the Truckers Jacket or Type Three.

 It was the first jacket to feature the now-famous pointed pocket flaps. Thread used in these jackets was yellow in colour compared to the orange thread used in model numbers featured in the late ’60s.

With the introduction of the Trucker Jacket 557XX by Levi in the early ’60s, the familiar design of this jacket featured prominently in the design of Levi Jackets thereafter. 



In the late ’70s, the style of this jacket was lengthened and side pockets were added. 

Evolving from the 557 series to the 70505, 71205 and 70518 this design was carried forward featuring the Big “E” until the late '60s early '70s when it changed to a small “e” on the red tab.



However, the popular “indigo finish look” remained throughout the ’60s.

Of all the denim manufacturers of the period, Levi Strauss made the least amount of colored vintage during this generation. 



The White-coloured Levi’s were first introduced in 1962. Pique or “Corduroy” finishing materials were introduced as the 941 series model

The Satin White finish jackets were featured as the 940 series model and the twill finish was introduced as the 840 series model. 



Sherpa or Borg lined jackets were introduced by Levis in the 1950s with suede and 1970s with denim.


From the 1970s to modern times Levis has carried the 557 styles right the way through.