Thedi Leathers Modified MTC-127996 – Tea Core Dream Horsehide

by Thedi Leathers


Thedi Leathers Modified MTC-127996 – Tea Core Dream Horsehide



The MTC-127996 jacket from Thedi Leathers is a heavy weight, second skin and lifetime companion of a jacket. Extremely well made out of beautiful medium – heavy weight Italian Horsehide with some very well thought out details. We asked Thedi to modify the original MTC-127996 by changing the pockets to slash hand warmer pockets with no popper or zips, omitting the fur collar and adding a zipped chest pocket. The result, is great. It’s a classic single riders style jacket that’s built like a tank and stylish for wear both on and off the bike. It will look fantastic when shaped up a bit.

The Tea Core Black Dream Horsehide leather from Italy is a stunning hand dyed veg tanned medium to heavy weight leather (1.4mm thickness). It is pliable but feels quite stiff  initially, although, it felt very comfortable and eased up immediately during the photo shoot. It has quite a heavy grain, beautiful lustre and a really nice Black with hints of Brown tone. When worn for a while you will start to see the underlying Brown tones start to show through in areas of heavy wear. Once this leather shapes to you it is going to feel great and bullet proof. We really look forward to seeing some well worn pictures of this leather out there.

The other details: Hard wearing but soft wool lined, viscose lined sleeves, brass vents to the pits which are surrounded by a sewn in leather shaped patch for extra wear protection, branded zip internal gun pocket (who doesn’t love that pocket), two outer hand warmer pockets, heavy stitched collar and heavy gauge 2-way universal zipper and brass buckles.

For sizing please see the sizing info but the jacket is slightly on the trimmer side for Western sizing mostly due to the thickness of the leather and due to the jackets motorcycle influence there is slight taper towards the waist/ hem which can be adjusted by the brass buckled waist straps.

What really stands out immediately about Thedi jackets is the construction and detail. From the fantastic stitching, the button attachment/ choice of hardware and all the details you will see. Everything feels very solid like it was built for the bike and styled for everyday wear. These are lifetime jackets that will keep getting better the more you wear them.


The MTC-127996 jacket is fairly standard for western sizing but due to it being a thicker leather you could be better off sizing up one. The “model” is wearing a LARGE and it fits him well/ comfortable with a good range of movement and will be perfect when broken in and shaped a bit. Apart form the initial stiffness due to the thicker horsehide it did not feel restrictive and he was wearing a t-shirt and medium weight sweat under it. He generally takes a medium-large/ 16 in Japanese sizing and 38-40 (Medium) in most Western sized tops, shirts and jackets.

He is 5ft 10-11″ tall (180 cm), medium build/ large chest, weighing in at roughly 86 KG.

Thicker leather jackets, particularly horsehide tend to crease up and shape to the wearer more permanently than softer thinner leathers so advice would be to always oversize slightly and it will shape to your body better without feeling restrictive. A thick leather jacket if oversized slightly might initially look/ feel a bit bigger but after a short amount of time will look and feel like the perfect fit.

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: Medium Large X Large
Chest: 55.5 57.5 59
Shoulder: 45.5 47 49
Back: 60 61 62
Arm: 66 66.5 68.5


Measurements are in CM’s