Before the expression Type II became fashionable, denim afficionado’s and those in the know simply referred to this classic Levi’s 507XX jacket as a Number Two. Number One being the first model and having one pocket, Number Two being the second and having, you guessed it, two pockets.

Simple as that, 1,2, 3, bish bosh.*

1952 model Levi’s 507XX with a leather ‘jerky’ patch.

*Bish Bosch is also the title of the current album by Scott Walker, his fourteenth studio album.

Words Simon/photos Nic Shonfeld

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