Super hyped to introduce the Double Helix 1.3-1.5mm Tea Core horsehide, Western Cowboy vest into The Shop Vancouver.
1.3-1.5mm tea core horse hide
Tea core horsehide mainly refers to the process of only dyeing the surface of horsehide but not penetrating to the tea-colored core. Even though tea core leather is now widely used, Double Helix's tea core horsehide still retains a special presence owing to years of experience and technology. Because we only dye the surface of horsehide black, it can be hard to achieve a truly ‘black’ black, and the leather can have a kind of grayish tint to it if it’s not dyed properly.
The current operator of the tannery that Double Helix cooperates with has been in the business for 50 years, and their team has a rich and deep history of experience in the relationship between the tanning and dyeing processes. In order to dye in a true, pure black, Double Helix specially commissioned an order where a special horsehide was made, and after repeated trials of dyeing tests, the black tea core horsehide of Double Helix was produced.(Thickness:1.3mm-1.5mm)
The better part of a year in the making.
I am very excited about teaming up with Japans Double Helix Works to make something very special only for The Shop Vancouver.
Our Western Cowboy 2 exclusive collaboration jacket, uses an insanely supple 1.5mm aniline, pigment free finished, oiled and wax Horsehide.
To give you an idea of how special this jacket is. Only about 2-3% of raw hides meet the quality standards for the leather we used on this jacket, and it shows.
The hand on this jacket is truly next level.
The Western Cowboy 2 features
2 Riveted front breast pockets, one with a flap closure and one open.
1.3-1.5mm Oiled, waxed, pigment free aniline finished horsehide.
Vintage style "Union Made" buttons
1930s style buckle back.
100% cotton lining with our custom woven The Shop Vancouver tag.
These fit pretty true to size.
I'm just shy of 6'1" around 185Lbs .
I personally wear a size 40in this piece.
For comparison I wear
40 in Schott 613
40 in Fine Creek and most Y2 leather jackets.
42 in our Y2 Westerns Collaborations
Large in Iron heart UHF Western shirts.
Typically a Medium in most North American brands
Large in Japanese
Typical to any denim style cut leather jackets, these feel tight across the back until the leather is worn and opens up to your personal shape.
If you have broad shoulders, you may want to consider sizing up.
If you have any questions feel free to hit me up directly, text 604 229 2134.
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