The 9Lives Rider's Jacket (indigo gusset)
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- Custom and exclusive vegetable-tanned yak steer leather from the Netherlands. Yak has better tensile strength than cow. Finished with two different oils; one is a hard oil from Ireland to give the leather a classic horsehide riders jacket “hard drape” while still being buttery soft in the creases. 1.1-1.2 mm
- Custom hand-dyed indigo sashiko gussets; an old Japanese work fabric
- Extra “sunglass pocket.” The bottom of the pocket is low enough that glasses sit below the ribcage—the mouth has been made wide enough to fit the reaching hand... The pocket bag tapers from the mouth so the frames don’t wedge horizontally
- Double-zipper, YKK hardware
Production adjustments include a wider strip of leather between the bottom of the jacket and the lining; and a switch to a 100% cotton lining (wool, silk, cotton blend pictured). Brown colorway (pictured) has been worn approx. 1 month.