Freewheelers & Company “Ironall” 10 Oz. Work Jacket

Freewheelers & Company "Ironall" 10 Oz. Work Jacket

Many Japanese companies have jumped into the repro (reproduction) movement, striving to recreate vintage American clothing with close attention to original details. Freewheelers & Company, a Japanese clothing brand, takes this to a completely new level. Using bygone days of America as its inspiration, the company offers eight sub-brands, each featuring pieces modelled on a different moment and place in American history.

The “Ironall” Work Jacket comes from their “Great American Clothing Hall of Fame” brand, which reproduces pieces with the names, trademarks, and details of now-defunct actual American clothing companies. Ironalls was a pre-World War II workwear company, but beyond that, not many details are known.

This particular jacket features 10 Oz. indigo denim, washed once to help reduce shrinkage. It has triple-stitched seams, button-adjustable cuffs, three patch pockets, and a utility pocket on the left breast.

Along with the other pieces in their collections, this piece strives to capture both the style and materials of a particular era. Many of the details are based upon vintage workwear, such as a chin-strap collar–used to keep the collar secure in inclement weather condition– and removable buttons–a feature meant to allow railroad workers to switch out the buttons for those of their company.  The tags and buttons are reproductions of the original brand’s, featuring its trademarks and graphics.  

Details

  • Name: “Ironall” Work Jacket
  • Weight: 10 Oz.
  • Denim: washed-once 100% cotton indigo
  • Additional Details
    • Triple-stitched seams
    • Removable buttons
    • Chin-strap collar
  • Available at: Hickoree’s for $544.00

 Photos

Cuff & Collar - Freewheelers & Company "Ironall" 10 Oz. Work Jacket

Detail & Pocket - Freewheelers & Company "Ironall" 10 Oz. Work Jacket

Interior - Freewheelers & Company "Ironall" 10 Oz. Work Jacket

Patch - Freewheelers & Company "Ironall" 10 Oz. Work Jacket

Jon Dalley

Jon is crazy about books, music, movies, motorcycles, and, of course, raw denim. He contends that the best method of breaking in a pair of raw denim is to ride a Triumph Bonneville T100 hard and often. Check out his Instagram with the handle RawrJonD.

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  • dtho100

    This is pretty awful.

  • loki

    Not very beautiful, however very expensive…

  • DDavil

    I’d rather buy a vintage lee rider, Wrangler Blue Bell, or even a sears barn coat before I pay that price to be honest. I like the jacket, but the real thing is always better, and you can still find these barn coats quite easy, in great condition, and relatively cheap.

    • BillygoatsGruff312

      and more durable I’d imagine. at 10 oz (from an undisclosed mill), it would rip or wear out with any serious use.

      • Boung

        but i doubt anyone who could afford to pay $544 for a workshirt have ever laboured in their life, and anyone who actually labour would actually pay $544 for a workshirt

  • BiddyJean

    Having been born and raised in Cincinnati, and having seen manufacturing jobs leave that city and others around the U.S.—this brand feels like a major slap in the face. ESPECIALLY at that price tag.

    • FRINGECLASS

      hear you. “manufacturing” now is a fashion trend for rich city kids. its like zoolander in the mine, but that mine was still operating at least.

  • Gregg R

    Like “Biddy Jean”….. I am born and bred here in Cincinnati and I wouldn’t ever want to live anywhere but here. The Cincinnati manufacturing areas that were at one time a pillar of True America is now a ghost – a relic of a bygone area.

    When I saw the name of this ” brand” it made me want to vomit. My grandpa and a close family friend worked for the “Ironalls Factory”. How apropos that a JAPANESE FACTORY make a clone line of a once proud Cincinnati U.S.A. factory and then charge out the ying yang (pun intended) an amount of U.S.A. money that no one that REALLY appreciates and NEEDS a jacket like that…..can afford. Don’t fall for any of these ” poser companies” is what I say. There are too many Raw/Dry Denim companies right here in the USA….heck-there is one right here in Cincinnati,Ohio. Now back to my coffee…..grown here. ***jumping down from my soapbox***