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The Kakishibu Type-I Jacket is a spectacular example of Y'2 doing what they do best, reimagining a classic style in an incredible custom horsehide that looks stellar from day one and ages quickly and drastically. The leather itself is difficult to produce and sensitive to work with, as this isn't just any natural (undyed) veg-tan leather, this horsehide is tanned and dyed with persimmons.
Kakishibu is a traditional Japanese dying technique that uses aged persimmon tannins, with "Kakishibu" literally meaning "persimmon astringency". Kakishibu has also been called “Taiyo-zome (sun-dye)” due to the photosensitivity of the dye - areas exposed to light will grow darker and richer in tone, eventually reaching a true persimmon color. As a result of this increased photosensitivity, this Kakishibu horsehide will age faster than most natural veg-tan leathers.
The pattern is minimal, Y'2 basing their design on WWII era Type-I jackets, but stripping it of the traditional embellishments like a buckle back or back pleats. This allows the leather to do the talking, showing off the impressive horsehide and Y'2's masterful cutting, and ensures more consistent patina across the entire jacket.
The front features a single open chest pocket, with the classic double pleats running up the sides of the placket. The whole thing closes up with just four 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 lightweight dark brown fabric that breathes well in warmer weather. Inside, there are two chest pockets that can be used as more secure storage than the single external pocket, a nice touch and a welcome update on the WWII-era style.
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All measurements are in inches.
Model Gen wears a size 40
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 31" waist
Gen is cooler than any cucumber
Fits true to size.
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