This trucker jacket replaces traditional denim with a sleek corduroy

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The trucker jacket is by no means a new design. It derives from Levi’s 1967 design, the Type III denim jacket, a shorter, slimmer style than its predecessors with two buttoned chest pockets, slanted hip pockets, front placket with buttons that extend from the top at the bottom and buttons at both cuffs. Prior to the Type III, there was a Type II and a Type I, but the newer version has proven to be the most popular, as evidenced by the number of iterations available today.

Most are also denim, just like Levi’s. But some brands prefer to swap the traditional material for something more modern – or luxury. Billy Reid, for example, has long sold his own trucker jacket, the Tupelo Trucker Jacket, in different denim washes, but the brand diversifies depending on the season. In summer, the jacket was made of light linen. Now, for the fall days ahead, Reid turns to corduroy.

Using two different colors of soft 100% cotton 9-Whale corduroy, Reid reinvents a true heirloom piece, transforming something many have seen before into a style that will surprise even the most discerning menswear fan. Both versions, Delta Blue and Steel, are form-fitting and feature brass buttons and a leather locker loop on the inside so you can store the jacket without worrying if your hanger will leave permanent marks on each shoulder .

When you grab it, given the slim profile of the jacket, it can be difficult to layer much more than a long sleeve t-shirt if you order the wrong size. I’m usually a real big guy – the jackets fit the body and shoulders and most cuffs fall right to the start of my wrist. With this one, however, I found the sleeves a little shorter than my true big Levi’s trucker and the torso a little tighter too, which helps the jacket fit into more formal settings but reduces the likelihood I wear it to a bar with a hoodie underneath. Sizing quirks aside, this is a great jacket made in a festive fall! – Fabric.

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STEEL

Billy Reid Tupelo Trucker Corduroy Jacket

DELTA BLUE

Billy Reid Tupelo Trucker Corduroy Jacket

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