Many, many years ago, I was a leather jacket guy. It was a moto-style collar-less affair from Penguin (remember them?). I wore the hell out of it until the iridescent green liner (woof) began to get all shredded. And then I kept wearing it still. It was bomb-proof and I didn’t care whether it was 45° or 90° out cause I was wearing it.
I’ve been looking for a special all-rounder since then and believe I’ve stumbled upon it: The Real McCoy’s Roughout Leather Western Jacket. The jacket you see here is heavily inspired by Type III jackets that were made by Levi’s and others in the 1960s. The vegetable-tanned roughout leather body of the jacket is cut in Japan and comes unlined, fitted with classic Type III knife pleats sprawling down from the dual chest pockets. The collar is made from a contrasting vegetable-tanned, teacore horsehide which will show the underlying natural color of the leather over time. Dreamy.
If all that heavily-textured roughout wasn’t enough, McCoy’s opted for snap buttons for the ASMR heads out there. In summary, this is an insane suede trucker that bridges the gap between denim blousons and more hardcore leather jackets, whilst also appealing to seasoned leather heads as well.