Levi's Shearling-lined Leather Type-3 Review

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Monitor

    Monitor

    Messages:
    10,880
    Of the two jackets that I've been waiting for the last five months, one turned out to be a complete and utter disaster while the other surpassed all my expectations and ended up being one of the nicest jackets I've seen.

    This Levi's had been a theoretical Grail piece for me for quite a few years now, though I never thought I'd see one, let alone own it - at least not for under a grand. I've had a photo of it saved and occasionally dreamed about having it redone by another maker to the exact same specs.

    No need for that turns out as the jacket arrived today and it indeed is the sherpa trucker to end all sherpa truckers.

    ►Bit of info...
    This jacket is from a so called Levi's 2016 Vintage Heritage collection, made entirely in Italy.

    ►Material & construction...
    Outer shell is made from a substantial & thick, super soft goatskin. Nice texture & feel to it. It's been... Well, I wouldn't say artificially distressed but rather treated with a conditioner at places, namely shoulders, that gives it this worn in look.
    I think it looks okay, not overdone and I can easily have the entire jacket treated for a more uniform look. But I personally like it as it is.

    But in any case, seems like a good, sturdy leather that ought to deal with any bad weather just fine.

    Main attraction of course is the sheepskin lining. This isn't fleece but an actual massive shearling! Don't suppose I'll ever need anything warmer than this, even while visiting Winnipeg again.
    The sleeves are fully lined with a heavily padded quilt which ought to keep up with the shearling just fine. It's that neat sort of quilt that's either green or red, depending on the angle you look at it.

    Other than that, it's a pretty straightforward Type-3 based trucker. Sadly, the only two pockets are the chest patch pockets and I wouldn't mind the hand-warmers at all but I don't suppose I should complain, not about a jacket as nice as this.

    Not much to be said about the construction. It's flawlessly made but then again, usually all the higher-end Levi's stuff is.

    ►Cut & Fit...
    Since no expenses were spared on the material, I'm guessing Levi's wanted to make sure this jacket will serve a purpose outside of fashion trends. Which is to say, the pattern is just right.
    Not overly fitted but by not over-sized by any definition. Bit on the boxy side but with a shearling lining this thick, anything else would've proven to be disastrous.

    This is a size L and it fits me fine on a T-shirt, perfect on layers, which is how I intend to wear it. Not like you can use this jacket on any temperature over 15C, anyway.

    Sleeves are very long, 26" inches and the back is 24.5". Perfect, IMO.

    I also need to note how extremely comfortable the jacket is! No pulling on the sleeves, shoulders, it allows for a full range of motion, etc. - something that's in my experience rarely seen. It's a pure every day wearer in which you can practically live in.

    This is exactly the vibe I'm getting off that jacket. Kinda unheard of in this day and age, but it's as if Levi's decided to restore some of it's former glory by building us a true & proper piece of outerwear.

    So no wonder I've immediately fallen in love with this jacket, the second I unboxed it and I right now I can't imagine any reason why I'd want to part with it. If I've ever seen a pure 10/10 jacket, this one's it.

    Ugh, best I stop typing so on with the photos!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. MrProper

    MrProper One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    178
    I'm jealous. Super cool.
     
  3. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,233
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    What was the disaster?
     
  4. Monitor

    Monitor

    Messages:
    10,880
    I'll get into that, too just not at this point.
     
    bn1966 likes this.
  5. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,484
    Location:
    Canada
    Congratulations. Well done!!
     
  6. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,104
    Yes I agree this is one hell of a find. Shorthorn so it should be based off some 50s jacket. I’m jealous.
     
  7. ton312

    ton312

    Messages:
    10,068
    Location:
    Chicago
    Damn this is really cool!!! Never have seen one like this before!
     
  8. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt A-List Customer

    Messages:
    406
    That looks like a very comfortable jacket! Congrats. Fit pics?
     
  9. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt A-List Customer

    Messages:
    406
    The stitching on the collar looks a bit wobbly though.
     
  10. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,567
    Location:
    UK
    Sweet jacket
     
  11. dannyk

    dannyk Practically Family

    Messages:
    870
    I thought that too. But it might also be eyes playing tricks. I thought one spot on the left side was way off then I realized it’s because of the coating/aging/whatever they call that effect on the collar and shoulders. The dye/coating isn’t placed evenly and it played tricks on my eyes making me think the stitching was off when it wasn’t. At least the places I looked. May be in other areas I didn’t examine it all to be fair.
     
    ton312 likes this.
  12. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

    Messages:
    778
    Location:
    Northeast USA
    Not sure I am a huge fan of the artificial aging on this jacket. Looks overdone to me, but I see how others may see this differently.
     
    Torstein and HoosierDaddy like this.
  13. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,082
    Location:
    Kauai
    Very nice, wear it in good health.
     
  14. Monitor

    Monitor

    Messages:
    10,880
    Stitching on the collar does appear a bit off on the photos but it looks okay on the jacket. The leather is thick and very soft and the jacket is still brand new. What I'm tryna say is that we almost exclusively hold our fav makers in the highest regard when it comes to construction but the stitching is overall beautifully done on this jacket.
     
  15. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

    Messages:
    763
    Location:
    Ireland
    Sweet find, congrats.
     
  16. torfjord

    torfjord Practically Family

    Messages:
    846
    Not a fan of the artificial distressing, the jacket would have been a lot nicer without it. I would probably try to find a way to reverse that or make the jacket more uniform in colour.

    With that said, everything else about it looks amazing. I had no idea Levi’s did things with this level of quality. How awesome is that shearling lining!? Should keep you plenty warm in winter. And them doing a trucker with a proper length, I thought they hadn’t done that since the 70’s or something.

    That jacket is a real find!
     
  17. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,161
    Location:
    USA
    Nice !!
     
    Monitor likes this.
  18. SilverKast

    SilverKast New in Town

    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    Canada
    Love it! Wish I could find me one of those.
     
    Monitor likes this.
  19. PeterRocco

    PeterRocco Familiar Face

    Messages:
    55
    Location:
    Staten Island New York
    Hi
    Just saw your post. Love your Levi’s Jacket. So Cool!
    Pete
     
    Monitor likes this.
  20. Monitor

    Monitor

    Messages:
    10,880
    Thanks, everyone. Colder day today so a perfect opportunity to take a few pics of how this awesome jacket fits (without it killing me from heat stroke), in case anyone cares.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    MrProper, Guppy, PeterRocco and 6 others like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.