Jackets can say a lot about the person wearing them. You see someone wearing a waterproof shell? Probably a practical individual. A loud topcoat? Invite them to your party. A designer puffy jacket? That’s a person with too much money. This Shangri-La Heritage “Terracotta” Western Jacket, however, drinks whiskey neat without anyone wearing it. Like it has its own collection of ornate-handled six-shooters and power ranks loose-leaf chewing tobacco and passes its time by spinning a lariat (it calls it a lariat) menacingly. If you spend enough time around this jacket without paying attention, I assume your pants just like grow chaps and things quickly devolve into an Idle Hands: It’s Cowboy Time scenario.
Apologies, that went off the rails. Anyways. Inspired by designs from the late ‘60s and handmade in Italy from a chrome-tanned, drum-dyed, full-grain steerhide from Vicenza (also Italy), this two-toned jacket features a point collar, a button-front placket, antique brass buttons, flapped button pockets at the chest, a little wing emblem at the left chest, an interior welt breast pocket, welt pockets at the waist, button cuffs and adjustable tabs at the back.
The product copy says it’s “designed for bikers, rockers, and gentlemen,” which is confusing, but let’s run with it because time. It fits slim, so if you’re a biker, a rocker or a gentleman—whatever that might entail, I’ll leave the accreditation up to you—I imagine this one is for you.
Available for $670 at Redcast Heritage.