The AD-01 centre zip jacket from Addict is the original in their line up. It’s simple, clean, functional and looks great. Addict have based the AD-01 on the simple, clean lined and functional biker jackets of the 1960’s and they have done a fine job.
The cut of the jacket is great, well balanced in the chest and shoulders with just enough back length so as not to appear long but long enough to cover your lower back, tuck or untuck a shirt and still have that classic Black leather jacket look. It’s neither a boxy or modern slim cut. For reference Mr model here is 5Ft 11″ on a good day, circa 87 KG’s, long in the torso with a fairly wide chest and wears a size 42. He could comfortably have worn a flannel shirt but would have to wait until the jacket has shaped and broken in a bit for thicker sweaters etc..)
The Horsehide is lovely! Subtle grain, tea core so the underlying brown tones will show through with wear and with, for us, the perfect weight. It’s not flimsy and it’s not heavy, just that perfect wearable weight for most seasons. It’s very comfortable and feels like you are wearing the jacket instead of the other way around.
All the details have been well thought out and executed including Addicts own custom zippers, plush quilted lining, 2 slash hand warmer pockets, internal chest pocket, snap closure tab and steel buckle side adjusters.
The finish, as is to be expected form a company that specialise in leather jackets from Japan, is flawless. Very neat and all well aligned.
The Ad-01 is a great everyday, on and off the bike jacket that will age to perfection and replicate the vintage horsehide jackets we all see and covet.