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!