At this point, it’s getting easier and easier to channel Brad Pitt’s incredibly cool, late-’60s style from Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood. Last month, the good folks at Champion auto parts restocked the faded-out logo tee his character, Cliff Booth, wears in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie. And now, Wrangler is offering up his perfectly worn-in denim jacket.
The jacket in question is Wrangler’s model 124MJ, an updated version of the OG from the 1960s. The sleeves are slimmed a bit, and the body is a little longer, but it keeps all the key details intact: rounded pocket flaps, copper buttons, and “W” stitching included. The four-pocket style does differ from the once you see in Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood in one key way, though: It uses buttons, not a zipper.
See, costume designer Arianne Phillips sourced a vintage model for the movie, and the zipped-front version is no longer available from Wrangler. You can go searching for it through other channels, of course, but it might take some, well…wrangling to find the right model (it’s a 124MJ3Y). You should also expect to pay a premium, especially if it’s in good shape.
I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but considering the version is easily available and damn good-looking in its own right—and readily available—it should definitely be on your list. While no one can guarantee you’ll look as cool as Brad does wearing it, there’s always a chance. And that’s not nothing, right?