It’s not unheard of for a retailer to drop a special release for an equally special anniversary, but Standard & Strange went all out with not one, but four new horsehide jackets to celebrate their sixth birthday. In cahoots with Simmons Bilt, a brand whose origins are rooted in Standard & Strange’s home of Oakland, the quartet of jackets are good enough to make you consider more than one, if not the entire lot.
The first two are a pared-down, cafe racer-style jacket: one in a gorgeous natural veg-tan and the other in a black, waxed colorway. Details like RiRi and Talon zippers, roller waist cinches, and armpit eyelets add up to an eye-catching, yet subtle set of jackets.
The second two are a collaboration with 3sixteen and reimagines their iconic 3s Jacket in two beautiful, nuanced horsehides. Both hides will break down and patina do a vintage-style patina, thanks to the tea-core tanning, and come with classic trucker jacket details like dual chest pockets and hand pockets with the addition of cotton gabardine lining.