Heavy Bullhide

The leather used in vintage German leather jackets, the legendary heavy bullhide is amazing stuff. So much heavier than the leather being used elsewhere during the same period, it lends a special feel to German leather of the era, making it very desirable. This Cafe Racer-style jacket is probably from soon after WWII. It is cut along very elegant lines, as Cafe Racers tend to be, and has several nice features like the reinforced shoulders and elbows (you can see the lines of stitching), and built in kidney belt with 3 Gutos brand quick-release buckles at the front. Many German leathers are lined in heavy plaid wool. This one has a faux-fur lining. The zips all appear to be original, the main zip by ZIPP, and the rest – chest pockets and arm cuffs) by Harro, both venerable German brands. The snaps to secure the throat latch are the classic German PRYM brand snaps.


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