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IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)
IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)

IHJ-54-BLK - Japanese Horsehide Rider’s Jacket With Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)

$ 1,750.00

Iron Heart - Japanese Horsehide Rider's Jacket with Collar - Black (Tea-Core Dyed)

Well, if we were going to get into leathers from Iron Heart, we were always going to start with a bang. This absolutely gobsmackingly good leather riders jacket has the kind of translucent shine you really only get from horsehide. This beauty is a black tea-core dye, meaning that as you wear it and that shine fades a bit, you'll start to see the natural browns of the leather poke through. We've seen this effect before, and trust us, it's mesmerizing. It's the type of antiquing everyone wants, but you can only get from the right kinds of leather. That all starts with this super soft chrome tanned horsehide from Himeji, the tanning capital of Japan. All the finishing touches that make this jacket iconic "Iron Heart" quality are listed below. The real story starts a few wears down the road when this thing starts to age to perfection. 

  • Made in Japan
  • Chrome tanned horsehide from a tiny tannery in Himeji, which is the tanning capital of Japan
  • Tea-core dyed, so the leather underneath the surface is brown, not black. Over time, this brown core will become visible in high-wear areas
  • Hides vary between 1.2 and 1.6mm, and are chosen on a panel by panel basis
  • Because it is chrome tanned it has an initial shine
  • The nicest horsehide we have ever seen from any tannery anywhere
  • Black cotton duck lining
  • Action bi-swing pleated shoulders
  • 2 internal pockets with snap closures
  • Lined side pockets
  • YKK two-way main zipper
  • YKK zippered gussets at cuffs and hips
  • YKK zippered breast pockets
Size S M L XL XXL XXXL XXXXL
Shoulders 18.2 18.9 19.7 20.5 21.0 21.5 22.0
Length 25.1 25.5 26.0 26.7 27.4 28.0 28.4
Chest (P2P) 20.2 21.2 22.2 23.2 23.9 24.5 25.7
Waist 17.9 19.0 19.5 20.8 21.7 22.6 23.0
Opening - Unzipped 20.7 22.0 22.8 23.2 24.4 25.4 25.9
Opening - Zipped 18.0 19.0 19.2 20.5 22.0 22.5 23.9
Sleeve Length 25.2 25.3 25.7 26.8 27.2 27.5 28.2
Sleeve Opening 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.7 5.8

A variance of +/-.5" is within tolerance. 

Fit Notes: Shop owner Tommy is wearing a medium in this piece. We would recommend for anyone who already doesn't know their Iron Heart size to buy a size bigger than your normal choice. If you're a medium, go for a large. This piece is one of the truest examples of that. Tommy was barely able to fit into the medium, and while true riders want a leather jacket to be as snug as it is in the pictures, there is no way he was fitting a piece underneath for layering. If that's what you want, size up at least once. Check those measurements twice, as well. 99% of our returns are because an item is too small. Tommy is 5'10," 162lbs with a 40" chest.