Thursday Boot Co. may have boots in their name, but lately they’ve been diversifying their portfolio with a collection of affordable leather jackets. The guys at Thursday have been toiling for over a year now, perfecting samples and testing leathers to find that perfect jacket. They wanted something that rested between the flimsy, designer Euro school and the overly-butch Americana style. It had to hold up to an East Coast Winter and not cost you an arm and a leg. With no gimmick or “spin” beyond getting you the damn best product at their price point, you’re going to be kitted out to the nines in any of their modern-classic styles.
The first one, the Varsity, is made by the legendary California jacket-maker Golden Bear and the quality is top-notch. With buttery leather sleeves and a sturdy wool body; the varsity jacket is a closet staple and comes in a pastel-cream-and-grey colorway as well as an all-black-everything version. These jackets are everything you love about vintage varsities, but without the excessive chainstitch embroidery (and musty vintage smell). Both the classic and the all-black editions are available for only $350.
But Thursday has two other models for you badasses out there. Rebelliously less academic than the Varsity, there is also a Flight Jacket, and a classic asymmetrical-zip moto offering. These two designs are both made in Léon, Mexico, from leather tanned by Horween Leather. These classic models are offered in two colors each and both have been lengthened and slimmed down from their original vintage inspirations. These modernization efforts are especially evident in the moto jacket, which has hand warmer pockets that you can actually get your hands into, even when the jacket is stiff and brand new. The Flight Jacket and the Moto Jackets are both available for $489.
Available in three classic styles, with two colorways apiece, they’ll make a handsome addition to your wardrobe—and one that won’t destroy your holiday shopping budget if you want a gift for yourself too. With high-quality materials, timeless styling, and a colorway for every occasion, these jackets tick all the right boxes.
Starting at $349, you can grab yours over at the Thursday Boot site.