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"Chiodo" Horsehide Leather Jacket - Whiskey
Shangri-La - "Chiodo" Horsehide Leather Jacket - Whiskey
Early on, we were the only brand carrying leathers from Shangri-La in America. Since then, they've been very good at growing their brand slowly in America and we're now one of a very few with a selection in their leather goods. These guys trust us to represent the brand in America and we appreciate them thoroughly for that. This season, we've gone hard and as far as giving specifications on the grade of leather we want. This one specifically was one we called out. We needed the most crackly, light-colored leather with the best pullup. And they delivered.
Inspired by 1950s Motorcycle jackets and revisited with a unique Italian touch, the “Chiodo” Whisky Horsehide Leather Jacket represents an authentic garment made of Front Quarter Pull-up Horsehide by Charles F. Stead, one of the oldest tanneries in the UK (since 1890s in Leeds, United Kingdom). The Front Quarter Pull-up Horsehide by Charles F. Stead is made by selected European Full Grain horse hides tanned with Steads’ traditional garment tannage and finished with a blend of “classic pull-up” waxes. This produces a pure aniline leather with a Unique Rich character. Charles F. Stead is a traditional family business established in 1895, which remained faithful to the artisanal skills, techniques, and know-how that others have forgotten, taking the time to work the leathers in the traditional way. These skills continue to live on in harmony with modern production technologies. Quality leather can never be a commoditized product, with each hide having its own characteristics, and they treat it accordingly.
A double-breasted front provides an additional layer of protection to the chest, with a storm flap designed to keep water away from the body, protecting every Rider on the Storm. The most distinctive feature of the jacket, however, remains the legendary D-Pocket, also known as the “Gun,” or “Map” pocket.
Every Jacket comes in a high-quality 100% organic natural cotton Bag, laced with Havana rope and with screen printed logo.
- Leather: Front Quarter Full Grain Horsehide in Whiskey color from Charles F. Stead (Leeds, UK)
- Lining: “Desert Sand” color 100% cotton
- Zippers: antique brass with engraved markings
- 2 zipper front Pockets
- Slanted chest “Map” Pocket (D-Pocket)
- 1 zipper back Pocket
- 2 inside Pockets with antique brass snap buttons with engraved markings
- Pockets lining in Brown color 100% cotton
- Jacquard labels
- Hand Made in Italy
- Designed and tested in Bergamo, Northern Italian Alps
Fit Notes: Shop owner Tommy is wearing a size medium in the pictures. This piece, in comparison to the Café is a little bit less tailored. The arms have a bit more width and the body is built with more room. You can easily layer under this piece whether you choose to stick with your true size or size up one. Tommy is 5'10", 170lbs with a 40" chest.