Y’2 Leather – IB-140 Type 1 – Indigo Horsehide

by Y'2 Leather


Y’2 Leather – IB-140 Type 1 – Indigo Horsehide


The ID-140 jacket from Y’s Leather is a rare and difficult to produce beauty! These are going to look amazing once they settle in to your shape and age a bit. Have a hunt around online and you’ll see some great examples.

The Horsehide leather is 1.3 mm in thickness making this a medium to lighter weight leather that is refreshingly very pliable, quick to shape and with mixed visible grain, subtle in parts and more obvious in other sections. It’s a great leather, has a very high end feel, beautiful lustre and oily hand.

The indigo dyeing/ tanning process is a rare sight in the leather world as it is a difficult process and only mastered here by a couple of specific tanners that Y’2 have worked with for a number of years. The Navy is a deep Navy with a slight purple hue that will lighten and darken in area’s of wear over the years to produce a truly unique patina relating to the owners shape.

It’s a great fitting jacket and one that feels and looks great layered up or down. It is well proportioned all over with a not to modern/ tight fitting upper body and sleeves, a straight cut down to the hem and a back length that doesn’t make it look like a crop top. For reference Mr model 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/ 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. Hard to find!

There are details galore including heavyweight dark orange stitching throughout (denim inspired), 2 internal leather trimmed pockets, Brown drill lined with leather facing trim throughout. 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 and all well aligned.

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

The ID-140 jacket fit’s just slightly smaller than traditional Western sizes but is well proportioned throughout. The “model” is wearing a 42 and it is perfect fitting, not oversized, not restrictive, could comfortably wear just a t-shirt or layer up with a thicker sweater/ flannel. He 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.

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: 53.5 55 57.5 59
Shoulder: 45 46 48.5 50
Back: 61.5 64 64 65
Arm: 62.5 64.5 65 65


Measurements are in CM’s