Y’2 Leather EB-143 Jacket – Hand Dyed Horsehide

by Y'2 Leather


Y’2 Leather EB-143 Jacket – Hand Dyed Horsehide


The EB-143 Cossack jacket from Y’2 Leather is a stripped back, dress up or down beautifully put together jacket with some very fine materials. We asked Y’2 to modify their original pattern slightly by replacing the buttoned patch pockets with simple hand warmers to give the jacket a cleaner, simpler aesthetic that can be worn on all occasions. It worked a treat. It looks great.

The leather: is a 1.4mm vegetable tanned horsehide that feels quite heavy and a bit stiff initially (not as stiff as some) but has a luxurious sheen that makes it feel pliable and gives you confidence that it will soften and shape very quickly. Each hide is hand dyed after tanning to give it a non uniform appearance. The colour ranges across the jacket ever so slightly from a dark Brown to an almost Black very dark Brown. It’s subtle but gives the jackets lovely character and depth. The grain is mixed and the pictures detail generally what it is like across the jacket. Neither heavy or fine, very nice!

In terms of fit, it’s great. Very well proportioned all over, not too boxy or tailored slim looking. For reference Mr model is 5Ft 11″ on a good day, circa 85 KG’s, long in the torso with a fairly wide chest/back and average shoulders and wears a size 40. He could comfortably have worn a flannel shirt/ thicker layer underneath with ease (take a look at the sizing info). The best description would be a jacket that fits and looks great in the right size that is not restrictive for arm and shoulder movement and that doesn’t look oversized.

There are details galore including moleskin body lining, cotton lined sleeves, 2 internal leather trimmed pockets and heavy duty brass side buckles. It comes supplied with Y’2 branded quality jacket hanger and branded coat bag.

The finish, as is to be expected form a company that specialise in leather jackets from Japan, great. Very neat, solid and all well aligned.

This is a lifetime jacket that will look and feel superb the more you wear it. Enjoy!

Take a look at the sizing tabs for measurements and more advice on sizing.

The EB-143 cossack jacket fit’s very similar (a tad smaller) to traditional Western sizes and is well proportioned throughout. The “model” is wearing a 40 and it is perfect fitting with medium to thinner layers, a flannel at thickest otherwise he’s struggle to move with ease. For wearing heavy sweaters/ a few layers he’d need to size up.

The model generally takes a medium-large/ 16 / 38-40 in most Western sized tops, shirts and jackets.

He is 5ft 10-11″ tall (179 cm), medium build/ wide chest/ mid back, average shoulders and weighing in at roughly 83 KG.

Thicker leather jackets, particularly horsehide tend to crease up and shape the the wearer more permanently than softer thinner leathers so advice would be to always oversize slightly, similar to the model and it will shape to your body better without feeling restrictive.

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: 38 40 42 44
Chest: 53 55 57.5 59
Shoulder: 44.5 47 49 50.5
Back: 62.5 64 66 66.5
Arm: 62 63.5 65 66