It’s that time of year where all the Japanese heavy-hitters drop their latest and greatest leather jackets. Would it have been more appropriate to release these jackets in the Fall? Yes, but better late than never. And with spring coming, you’re gonna want to scoop up your new jacket as soon as you can, in order to break it in before things get too hot.
One such jacket is the Split Steer Roughout Type III from Iron Heart. Made especially for IH by Four Speed Japan, the jacket is cut the same as Iron Heart’s famous modified-length Type III jackets. Constructed longer than its vintage inspirations to accommodate modern lower-rise pants, this jacket features some handy-dandy hand warmer pockets and all the tough-as-nails hardware you’d expect from Iron Heart.
The Japanese roughout steer hide comes in both rich brown and black colors, both with bucketloads of texture from the roughout. The bartack-reinforced jacket is fully lined with cotton twill and has not one, but two internal snap pockets. This sturdy jacket feels great and will protect you whether you’re riding a motorcycle or falling down in your local watering hole.
Rich colors, impeccable construction, and an uneatable silhouette? What more could you ask for?
Available for $1,150 at Division Road Inc.