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.
The front features two small chest pockets, with the classic double pleats running up the sides of the placket. The whole thing closes up with five wreath-and-star donut buttons, same buttons as on the cuffs - these buttons can be a bit tough at first, but break in quickly with use. The body is lined with a 100% cotton twill, a sturdy dark olive 100% cotton twill. Inside, there are two chest pockets that are a little bigger than the front pockets, giving you storage for things like your phone or wallet.
Fits true to size. Do not wash or dry.
- 1.3mm indigo dyed horsehide from Japan
- 100% cotton lining
- Brass wreath-and-star donut buttons
- Contrasting brown topstitching
- Adjustable tabs at sides
- Two chest pockets
- Two internal pockets
- Clean single-piece back
- Custom Labels
- Fits true to size
- Made in Japan