The WJ-02 Western Ranch style jacket from Y’2 Leather is a very cool and cosy jacket. It is a great shorter to mid length jacket in a tough steerhide and lined in a very warm wool pile. Simple but great in style and function.
The Brown roughout Steerhide is fantastic. Sometimes you have an expectation when ordering and it is so nice when expectations are exceeded as they were with this jacket. It is a heavier weight Steerhide, not horsehide heavy but substantial, particularly with the wool lining. It drapes very well (even with the wool pile inner) and no break in is required. There is a nice amount of rough in it’s roughout and the shade of Brown is very rich. It’s a great colour and will be superb when worn in and creases set in in the right areas.
It’s a great fitting jacket and one that feels and looks great layered up or down (see sizing info). 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 length that is perfect for those that wear their shirts out. For reference Mr model is 5Ft 11″ on a good day, circa 84 KG’s, long in the torso with a fairly wide chest and wears a size 40 for a great very comfortable fit. He could comfortably have worn a flannel shirt underneath but anything heavier he would need to size up. 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!
It is fully lined in the body in a very cosy and non scratchy wool pile and the arms are lined in a padded nylon for ease of entry, ease of movement, longevity and comfort.
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 an easy wear, popper closure and wear with all lifetime jacket that will keep you very warm and look and feel superb the more you wear it. Enjoy!