The denim Thunderbird Jacket made with Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim is laid flat on a white background. The jacket is a deep blue denim and features brown stitching and a brown collar.
A close-up of the denim Thunderbird Jacket made with Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim. The picture shows the two front chest pockets with button closures and front button closures with brown stitching.
A close-up of the denim Thunderbird Jacket made with Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim. The picture shows the jacket open to show a white tag on the inner right side seam with the word "Ginew" and care instructions.
A close-up of the denim Thunderbird Jacket made with Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim. The picture shows the back of the top of the jacket and back collar which features brown stitching in a triangular pattern.
A close-up of the denim Thunderbird Jacket made with Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim. The picture shows the inside of the cuff which features a thunderbird design in blue stitching.
The denim Thunderbird Jacket made with Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim is laid flat on a white background. The jacket is a deep blue denim and features brown stitching and a brown collar.

Thunderbird Jacket | Japanese Nihon Menpu Denim

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The Thunderbird Jacket features custom stitching under the hunted deerskin collar which echos the symbolism of the Ginew® “We Walk Together” wool blanket design. Each left cuff has a hidden Thunderbird chain-stitched into it. Over time the Thunderbird will be etched into the cuff - as the jacket fades with the seasons - to face the West and the seasons of change which occur along your journey.

The denim for this run of jackets comes from the Nihon Menpu mill in Japan and uses a caramel colored weft instead of the traditional white. We think you're going to love the way it looks when the dark indigo starts to fade...resulting in a superior, vintage fade.

The Thunderbird Jacket encompasses the emotions of an eleven-day road trip in our 1971 F250, from our ancestral homelands of the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest. Through the boreal forests along Lake Superior, across the plains and badlands of Dakota & Cheyenne lands, to the high desert and ultimately the temperate rainforest of the Pacific...each morning, day, and night an act of intention and, in many ways a prayer. Crisp sunrises, afternoon thunderstorms, still sunsets, and brilliantly starry nights were our muse as we bore witness to the change of seasons. Woven into each fabric of this coat is the intention, observation, and emotion of this experience.

Materials

  • 14 oz Nihon Menpu denim, indigo warp, caramel weft (JAPAN)
  • Hunted deer-skin rough-out collar (WI, USA)
  • Custom under-collar Ginew® embroidery (USA)
  • Classic Western silhouette with modern fit
  • Custom Ginew® hardware (USA)
  • Thunderbird chain stitch
  • All trims made in USA
  • Manufactured in Los Angeles, California (USA)

Size Chart

 

Chest Sleeve Length Shoulder bottom opening (half) sleeve opening (half)
Small 20.5" 24" 24.25" 17.5" 19" 4.25"
Medium 21.5" 24.5" 24.5" 18" 20" 4.5"
Large 22.5" 25" 25.25" 18.5" 21" 4.75"
XL 23.5" 25.5" 25.75" 19" 22" 5"
2XL 25" 26.25" 26.5" 19.75" 23.5" 5.375"

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