The denim coat was first seen on 19th century Japanese firemen, marked with bold indigo symbols. By the end of the century, Industrial Revolution factory workers wore blue jackets, source of the phrase “blue collar.” In 1905, Levi’s “Type I” was the choice for rugged workwear. By the 1950’s, Brando, Presley and those crazy beatniks made denim cool. And denim jackets continue to be casual favorites, made better by age and wear. Our care experts can recommend cleaning options that won’t remove the patina.