Yet another new hide by popular demand of our customers. We've lost count of the number of times we've been asked over the years if we can get Horsehide with all the character and natural see-thru finish that is so popular in our Oil-Pull Steerhide.
"Oil Pull" is a rather unfortunate and misleading term as it suggests a greasy finish which couldn't be further from the truth. The Horsehides are stuffed with natural oils and waxes during the tanning process before being sealed under a clear top finish which lets all the character of the hide show through whilst allowing subtle natural variations in shade to develop as the jacket moulds to the wearers figure.The "Natural" way to a vintage Horsehide A2!!
One of these A2s is going to look magnificent in a year or two's time, we can tell that from seeing old A2s made in the early 90's in the Oil Pull Steerhide, we've never had one of these back as a trade in!
Styling, detailing and label is Aero Leather Clothing, Beacon, NY Contract 42-15142-P. This Type A-2 is fitted as standard with a Nickel Triple Marked Talon Zipper with the early Art Deco box and WW2 Bell Shaped Puller on Brown Cotton Herringbone Tape. Antique Brass is available as an option, please request this option in the " specials" box on the shopping cart.
You will note this jacket appears duller than in the close up shot. That is the nature of the beast, all Aniline type finishes vary from hide to hide, what we are showing is probably the two extremes of shininess and dullness, although, with wear, all these jackets eventually wear to a flatter duller finish with masses of stunning patina and deep shading over the years.
There is no other leather we know that can develop such a natural, realistic appearance of an original WW2 jacket in such a short period of time