The Real McCoy's Type A-2 Leather Jacket - Kakishibu Dye

The Real McCoy's Type A-2 Leather Jacket - Kakishibu Dye

Regular price $3,000
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Produced in The Real McCoy's Model 220 A-2 pattern, this is an extremely unique and special edition of the already iconic McCoy's A-2. This updated fit features a completely custom thread, developed to most accurately replicate the gauge and behavior of thread used on original A-2 Jackets. 

A deep obsession with quality over the entire life of a garment is what sets The Real McCoy's leather jackets apart from all others. It begins at the Shinki tannery, where they have their own separate temperature and humidity controlled room to store hides destined for their jackets. From there, each panel is cut from specific parts of the hide based on stretch, grain, and thickness to match the needs of that area of the garment. Any thin areas or scars are rejected, to prevent failure a decade down the road. 

After their dedicated cutter cuts the panels, every jacket is sewn at The Real McCoy's atelier in Kobe. A single craftsman builds the entire jacket from start to finish.  All of the trim and details are also just as exacting. The ribbing is all circular knit 100% wool. All the hardware is custom produced to perfectly replicate the originals, including the neck hook, push stud buttons, and the zipper. This edition also features a custom golden rayon lining, as well.

The custom vegetable-tanned Shinki horsehide used for these jackets is dyed using persimmons, a unique and highly challenging process (called Kakishibu) that results in an extremely handsome and dynamic leather.

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.

True to size. Check our measurements before ordering.

  • 100% horsehide body from Shinki Tannery in Japan
  • Custom vegetable tanned, persimmon-dyed leather
  • Kakishibu finish
  • 100% custom gold rayon lining
  • Wool ribbed cuffs and waist
  • Bell-shaped 1940s Talon zipper
  • Custom thread
  • Two front patch pockets with snap closure
  • Shoulder epaulets
  • Underarm vents
  • Clean finish construction
  • Relaxed fit
  • True to size
  • Custom labels
  • Made by The Real McCoy's in Japan
  • MJ22002

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  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

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DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
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  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
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If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

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Size Guide

All measurements are in inches.

True to size. Check our measurements before ordering.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
36 24.50" 17.50" 38" 24"
38 25" 18" 40" 24.50"
40 25.50" 18.50" 42" 25"
42 26.50" 19" 44" 25.50"
44 27.50" 19.75" 46" 26"

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