We're veeeery particular when it comes to Type 3 jackets, because of how widespread and common they are as a style. That said, when the right one comes along, we don't hesitate. You can extrapolate how we feel about this jacket from those two sentences (and the fact that we're carrying it at all).
The cut is spot on, not too short or long in the body, hitting just like our favorite vintage trucker jackets. The chest is roomy enough to layer under, but not particularly wide or roomy - just right. It's lined with a tonal black nylon, soft and slick for sliding over your favorite flannels, and comfortable enough to wear with just a tee.
The fit can be altered with two snap adjuster tabs at the back hem, using the same heavy snaps as the front placket, pockets, and sleeves. Speaking of pockets, there are actually four: two on the front, and two internal chest pockets (perfect for a cell phone or wallet).
The leather is a 1.3mm full grain steerhide roughout suede (that's a mouthful) - this is the reverse side of Y'2's oiled steerhide. Ultra soft and supple, this leather requires virtually no break-in whatsoever. Despite being a fully struck-through black leather (without a tea core), this suede exhibits beautiful tonal depth - with a subtle texture that becomes most obvious in direct light.
Fits true to size. Do not wash, dry or dry clean.
- 1.3mm full grain steer suede
- Soft, supple leather that requires no break-in
- Solid black dye
- 100% nylon lining
- Snap cuffs
- Snap front closure
- Two chest pockets
- Two internal pockets
- Snap waist adjusters
- Custom labels
- Fits true to size
- Made in Japan