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Absolutely Love The Trucker Jacket. Great Colour and Quality
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2017
Great colour - nice solid black rather than the sort of slight washed black that's available and the metal buttons are all nice and dark too, they're not quite black but still dark adding to the premium look in my personal opinion. Look's great with a t shirt and pair of jeans. The jacket is made in China (what isn't nowadays!) and I can confirm that the quality is top notch with a decent, quality weight to it. I also can confirm that the red tab on the chest pocket definitely says Levis on mine. Another reviewer's jacket has a tab with just an R in a circle on it so I did wonder what I'd get but mine certainly says Levis as expected. Apparently some Levis garments do just have this R on the tab, they're still genuine Levis products though. While shopping around for this jacket I could never seem to find a definite answer to the size/fit of the Medium with some people claiming it was too small, some saying it was too big and some saying it was perfect! All I can say is that I'm a slim build, 5'9" tall and the Medium is the exact fit I wanted. It's snug when buttoned up and I certainly wouldn't get away with it being any smaller, so I guess in general the jacket does run rather small. I also could never seem to find a definite answer regarding the sleeve length so I thought I'd clearly state the length of the sleeve on my Medium jacket in case it helps others in future. From the shoulder (where the shoulder joins the sleeve) to the cuff is 65cm. Finally I thought I'd mention the smell which a lot of people mention. There is an unavoidable smell which comes from the strong dye needed for this colour. The best description is a sort of match/sulphur smell. It's certainly not as strong as I was expecting after reading many comments and you can only smell it if you put your nose right up to the jacket, however I'll attempt to neutralize it. There's lot's of tips on the net on how to do this and I'm first going to try wrapping the jacket up with two large bags of activated charcoal to see if the charcoal absorbs the smell. I don't want to risk washing the jacket just yet and potentially losing some of the deep black colour so I'll give this a try first, but honestly, it's nowhere near as bad as I was expecting. If you're after a classic Levis denim jacket in a really nice deep black colour you really can't go wrong with this. Hope this helps.