Addict Clothes AD-01 Centre Zip Jacket – Black Horsehide

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Addict Clothes AD-01 Centre Zip Jacket – Black Horsehide


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This version has been modified at our request to have Black canvas tape next to the arm zips for a slightly toned down contrast compared to the original and it worked a treat!

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. A real unfussy great fitting head turner

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 84 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 really lovely! One of our favourites. Subtle crinkly grain, immediately pliable which also retains its shape in true vintage style. For us, the leather is 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.


The AD-01 jacket fit’s slightly smaller than traditional Western sizes. It has ever so slightly longer arms for good coverage whilst riding but they will also shorten as the sleeve’s develop those beautiful horsehide rolls and creases.

The “model” is wearing a size 42 with a t-shirt underneath (a shirt or medium weight sweater would have been fine also) and generally takes a medium-large/ 16 / 38-40 in most Western sized tops, shirts and jackets.

He is 5ft 10-11″ tall (180 cm), medium build/ large chest, weighing in at roughly 85 KG.

Please see how we measure our products here and compare the measurements chart for this item against an item of yours that fits how you would like this to. Bear in mind that a horsehide jacket less pliable and giving than many fabric or soft leather jackets you may own so for ease of movement you might want to go for the larger size if on the fence.

Please do also get in touch with any questions you may have, we’re always happy to hear from customers.

Size: 40 42 44 46
Chest: 54.5 57 58.5 61
Shoulder: 45 47 48.5 51.5
Back: 68.5 68.5 69 69.5
Arm: 64 64 64.5 65


Measurements are in CM’s