Ask anyone who enjoys fly fishing and they will probably tell you that Orvis holds a special place in their heart. Love them or not, the company has been one of the longest surviving retailers in US history and has a rich history in not only fishing but also menswear history. Their latest collaboration pays homage to this rich history, as they have teamed up with Himel Bros. to release the Transcontinental Railroad Leather Jacket.
Dating back to pre-1930’s era railroad construction, this jacket is a faithful reproduction of what would have been worn by the men who helped create one of the most important routes in US history. It is constructed from hand-cut veg-tan Italian steerhide in a limited run of 75 pieces, each hand numbered by David Himel. Extra large exterior pockets hold all you need, and every seam was artisan-thinned and sewn with a thin needle creating the ultimate tailored fit with the highest level of quality. Handsewn deadstock 1940’s plastic buttons paired with Reece 101-sewn buttonholes keep this jacket closed, and it is lined with 100% cotton for comfort.
Available for $1,695 at Orvis.