Whoever we are, our clothing defines us, it unites us and it should be built to withstand all that life brings us.
The RYDER Denim jacket is a result of nearly 200 years of history, from early Pioneers in the Gold Rush through to the modern-day man. Each telling a story through their craft and influencing cultures along the way.
From this point onwards, every major denim brand went on to design and create variants of this silhouette in the form of a ‘Railroad’ for rail workers which was in fact tested by labourers for its durability. And a shorter cut ‘Cowboy / Ranch’ jacket that included angled pockets for ease when riding a horse, and a thicker waistband to prevent it from lifting up.
Like all of the &SONS collection, these jackets had a purpose and a reason to exist. So as the era of the denim jacket continued, more and more designs were introduced. Probably one of the most famous creations was the Storm Rider Jacket which was lined with an Alaskan blanket and finished with a cord collar and cuffs for extra warmth.
It was later on that we came to know the ’Trucker’ jacket which was distinguishable by a more tailored fit, double pockets on the breast and often made from pre-washed denim rather than the traditional raw used on earlier models.
Throughout time the Denim Jacket has made appearances in every decade. Often with the same blueprint, but styled out using paint, embroidery, heavy hardware and a complete spectrum of washes, from bleach through to raw denim. Worn by icons of these eras that creates an incredible timeline of fashion through the eyes of our hard-wearing, heritage hero.
Since then, denim has become one of the most widely used fabrics across all styles and genres of fashion…
These stories inspire us as a brand and lead us to create garments that will one day tell their own story. Battle scars and fades we collect are like trophies, worn with pride.
Style Tip: Contrasting denim with muted tones can give you more to work with as we guys enter the season of shorts and T’s. Grab your favourite pair of &SONS chinos, roll up the cuffs and add a basic white T to get a simple Spring style. Finish with our woodcut bandana in a simple knot or with one of our new toggles
If it’s sharper layers you’re looking for then introduce our YARD shirt and a pair of our Virgil Chino to complete a look that’s ideal for social and studio life.
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