Would it be ideal to stumble across the perfect fitting, fully intact, vintage horsehide leather jacket in your local thrift store for next to nothing? Of course it would be. In reality, however, these finds are few and far between. That’s why brands like Real McCoy’s do what they do, delivering the vintage style you’re after, with modern construction and attention to detail—truly the best of both worlds. This new J-25 Horsehide Jacket is the perfect example.
If old school biker leathers are your thing, you might’ve noticed that this jacket looks strikingly similar to the 1950s Buco J-25. That’s because it’s about as close to the real thing as it gets, perfectly reconstructed by the masters at Real McCoy’s with all the little details.
The outer is a vegetable-tanned, aniline-finished horsehide leather that’s equal parts soft and sturdy — especially so in this case, as it’s paired with a quilted nylon lining — making it the perfect piece to take out on the open road. It features Talon zippers throughout, as well as simple three pocket styling and a subtle elastic waist in the back, so it literally fits like a glove.
As always, these babies are made in Japan, and if you can afford to shell out the cash, it just might be the last leather jacket you ever buy.
Available for $2,019 at Superdenim.