Freenote Cloth has a well-earned reputation for high-quality goods crafted exclusively in the United States. Year on year, we see an array of charming Americana clothing from the Californian label, and one could argue that they had nothing to prove when it comes to outerwear. However, the folks at Freenote have truly outdone themselves with their new FJ1 Leather Jacket.
Drawing influence from archetypal flight jackets, the FJ1 Jacket comes in three expertly crafted options; black South American steerhide; brown Italian steerhide; and premium black Italian steerhide. Soft from the get-go, these leathers will provide instant comfort while still holding the potential to gain a deep patina.
Freenote have spared no expenses here, with all three jackets coming with a real shearling collar made from hand-selected shearling pelts, custom Italian brushed plaid lining, and a special ordered reproduction zippers form Universal Zippers Japan. Each FJ1 is sewn by a single sewer from the leather making region of Leon, Mexico, and comes finished with satin-lined sleeves, gusseted action-back construction, and a Red Wing leather branded neck patch.
All three jackets are available from $1,200-$1,400 at Freenote Cloth.