Biker style denim jacket

Corfu Jeans, an Australian brand, was licensed in New Zealand to Braeden Manufacturing whose owner Ed Worthington made hats before moving into garment manufacturing, then specifically jeans. The brand’s success was partly attributable to its sizing policy – sizes 8, 9, 10, 11 and so on, not the two-size jumps most manufacturers favoured. Corfu’s other claim to fame was a line of maternity jeans which were fitted with a stretch Lycra tummy panel to allow for the expanding baby bump.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Selina Woulfe
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Jacket
Material: 100% cotton
Features: This biker-style jacket has an asymmetric zip closure creating a double front over the chest. It has zip closures (rather than the usual buttons or domes) and epaulettes on the shoulder that are echoed in the adjustable button tab on the back hem. It has deep set sleeves and probably originally had significant shoulder pads.
Colour: Blue
Label: Corfu
Date: 1980s