The Dirty Bird Horsehide Leather Jacket
Nine Lives

$1,500 $2,150

Free USA Shipping on orders over $100


This is what you think of when you imagine "black leather jacket". Vicious fit, clean details, and deep black. It starts with a custom horsehide, combination tanned at a little artisan tannery in Himeji, Japan. It's then sliced up and sewn into a tailored fit at a small atelier, and lined with a custom-made black moleskin.

The bi-swing shoulders have internal elastic bands holding them in place for maximum mobility while reaching for your next skewer of tsukune at the yakitori spot. The collar points are skived down for a clean look, and all the hardware is custom including the three studs on each sleeve.

Runs small. Don't wash this in a washing machine, you know better.

  • 1.3mm combination tanned horsehide from Japan
  • 100% cotton moleskin lining
  • Tailored fit
  • Coffin-shaped back panel
  • Custom hardware
  • Ball-chain pocket zippers
  • YKK 2-way zipper 
  • Big D-pocket
  • Runs small
  • Made in Japan

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All measurements are in inches.

Runs small.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
Small 24.875" 15.75" 38.5" 23.75"
Medium 25.25" 16.5" 40.5" 24.5"
Large 26.75" 17.5" 42.5" 25.25"
Extra Large 27.75" 18" 44.5" 27"

Our Oakland and Santa Fe stores are open for cubside pickup. View our curbside pickup info.

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only shipping international orders (except Canda) via DHL. We've had issues with USPS international shipments becoming lost in transit.

All orders over $500 will ship signature required. Please contact us if you need us to waive signature confirmation.

USA Orders

Curbside pickup: Free
Orders over $100 - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $100 - $8 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $35

International Orders

Canada Shipping - Orders under $500
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $15
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $30
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $40

Canada Shipping - Orders over $500
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $40

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $50

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  • Returns will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • A restocking fee of $25 applies to all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached. Washed, hemmed, altered or burnt items cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
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