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The Iron Snail

The Thief's Prologue Denim Jacket

The Thief's Prologue Denim Jacket

Regular price $270.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $270.00 USD
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More often than not, the snail forgot about the thief. And yet, it was still the only being able to remember it. The poor thief. Terribly misunderstood, disliked, and thought of as evil by all…was alone. 

In a world consisting of light and darkness, of hearts and eyes, of timber and stone, the thief was nothing. Before the beginning, when everything consisted of nothing, the thief thought of itself as something. Quite quickly, however, as suns formed and universes crystalized, the thief wept.


  • 14.5oz black selvedge denim
  • Full grain cowhide patch
  • Custom YKK buttons
  • Made in Canada


  • You can expect the jacket to shrink 3 - 5% after washing, the jacket will stretch out after wear.
  • Don't buy a jacket that is too small hoping it will stretch, buy your size!
  • Are you in between sizes? Buy the larger size.
  • Pit to pit is half of your chest size. Aka if the P2P is a 19" that's a 38" chest.
  • Sleeve measurement here is from center back to end of cuff. NOT shoulder seam to cuff. That's why it may seem quite long.
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The Tale of The Iron Snail

Why is this jacket called the Prologue? Well, simply put, it's the prologue to "The Tale of The Iron Snail".

The Iron Snail is a clothing brand, of course. However, running throughout the brand is a tale, the story of The Iron Snail. A snail no larger than the size of a quarter, with a glowing blue shell.

Each garment we make tells a piece of "The Tale of The Iron Snail". This garment, just so happens to be the start, the prologue.

Why is this jacket called "The Thief's Prologue"? Well, you'll find out when you receive the jacket.


Black denim, a bit sleeker than indigo and a bit edgier too. The only difference between this denim and the indigo denim found on the Prologue is the dye. Slub and nep gently roll through this 14.5oz fabric. Just enough for the person next to you to notice; this is no ordinary denim.

It's the small things.

Here, we swapped our normal silver-toned buttons for black, codenamed 'nebula' by the manufacturer. The leather neck plate also had to become a bit sleeker; 'The Thief's Prologue' would never be purposefully flashy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
William Todd
Love It

Great quality, looks awesome. A great addition to my collection that is quite versatile!! It’s already a favorite. Highly recommend!!!

Matthew Springsteen

Fantastic jacket!

An unrivaled attention to detail and packaging

The Thief's Prologue is my first piece from The Iron Snail, but not from Naked & Famous, so I had high expectations for the quality of the jacket from a construction and fabric perspective. Neither disappointed - the denim was very rigid, with just a slight touch of slubbiness to add character. The stitching quality was excellent, with not a stray thread to be found.

But what really sets this jacket apart, as there are many black raw denim jackets out there, are the little details that only the Iron Snail provides. The thoughtfulness of even the care tag, with a little message on it from the Iron Snail, is particularly nice. As is the story, denim care card, and patch that comes with the jacket. These are the kind of things that help separate the Thief's Prologue from the multitudes.

On a fitment note, I tend to size up with N&F jackets - I went with a large for the Thief's Prologue and was pleased with the fit. It is slightly tighter in the shoulders than other N&F jackets I own, but not objectionably so.


Amazing jacket that is both casual and formal enough for any day of any week

Great Design, Many Fades to Come!

I'm very happy with the Thief's prologue! It's great denim, beautifully cut that should last and fade for very long time. All the little features, buttons, the accompanying Tale, make it all the more interesting. I'm a happy customer who is looking with anticipation at where The Iron Snail will go next.