1970s Trucker Jacket
Orange Tab Collection
Worn by ranchers, rock stars, truck drivers and rebels, the Type III is second only to the 501® Jeans in the Levi’s® portfolio of iconic garments. The Type III denim jacket, given the lot number 70505 in 1967, is often referred to as the “Trucker Jacket.” In the 1970s, Levi Strauss and Company began making a more affordable “Orange Tab” version of the iconic Trucker Jacket. It was slightly slimmer and, like Orange Tab jeans, it was made using Line 8 construction, a simple and more cost-effective method that involved fewer steps. It had bar tacks instead of copper rivets, a single thread color, a leather-like patch with black ink and copper shanks. This is a special version of the Orange Tab Trucker, downsized and cropped specifically for Women by Levi’s® Vintage Clothing. Other than the change in fit, everything else is true to the original and every step of the manufacturing process happens right here in the USA exactly as it did in the 60s and 70s. In partnership with Cone Mills—the producers of the Orange Tab denims back in the 60s and 70s—Levi’s® Vintage Clothing first recreates the exact preshrunk denim by sourcing the correct yarns, using the exact pure indigo shade and weaving the fabric on the same looms. The jeans are then constructed using the same Line 8 technique and the original patterns. Finally, all of the details are added to the garment including the little “e” orange tab on the left chest pocket and period-correct packaging.