Y'2's horsehide single rider jacket was a must-purchase for us. We're big fans of the single rider, it has everything we love about a good leather jacket, without being as immediately "motorcycle" as a double rider or cafe racer jacket. The single chest pocket, two hand pockets, and adjustable fit are just icing on the cake, really.
Dying leather with indigo is actually quite a difficult process, it's something that's easy to get not quite right, and even easier to mess up completely. The tannery that have managed to dye the horsehide used on these jackets such a consistent and rich indigo came upon this recipe after years of trial and error. As the process to dye horsehide is very different from the process of dying cotton, you can expect this indigo leather to act a bit differently over time than your favorite pair of jeans.
Over time, the horsehide will lighten up in areas of high wear, fading to a lighter shade of blue. Don't go expecting this thing to ever go hot blue though, the color will remain mostly consistent throughout, as the dye has a much more stable bond with the leather than it ever forms with a cotton thread. You also won't have to worry about accidentally getting indigo all over things, which is a plus for sure.
Cut with a standard fit, this jacket features two buckled brass adjustment belts at the rear side seams. Inside, there's an additional internal pocket for your phone, and the whole body is lined with a custom brushed cotton flannel. For getting it on and off, the sleeves have been lined with a silky smooth nylon, so you won't have to fuss with getting stuck inside the jacket.
Fits true to size. Do not wash or dry.
- 1.3mm indigo dyed horsehide from Japan
- 100% brushed cotton body lining
- 100% nylon sleeve lining
- Heavy duty Universal brass zipper
- Contrasting brown topstitching
- Adjustable buckled belts at sides
- Two handwarmer pockets
- Single chest pocket
- Two internal pockets
- Button cuffs with corozo nut buttons
- Gusseted shoulders
- Custom Labels
- Fits true to size
- Made in Japan