July 2011

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Leather: Horsehide Tanneries Viva Italia

Leather: Horsehide Tanneries Viva Italia

Part of the process of developing my jacket lines is to search out the most authentic original materials I can find to recreate the footsteps of my ancestors.  The leather jacket makers of the past searched out the best materials, animals, skins, tanners, zippers, buttons, sewers and threads to make jackets that would look better, […]

The Patrons: Profiles….Arnaud

The Patrons: Profiles….Arnaud

My new friend and blogger Arnaud Bauville has been writing a lot about A-1 leather jackets on his blog French Can Can.  I am very very honoured that my long time customer A.B. has ordered a Himel Brothers Heron jacket.  I first met Arnaud years ago on ebay.  I started selling vintage jackets there soon […]

Under the Skin: What, Why and Quality

Under the Skin: What, Why and Quality

I seem to get a lot of questions regarding the “cost” of my jackets.  I have noticed a rather disturbing trend regarding the use of the  term “vintage” and worse, the use of the designs from the past.  I rarely focus on the negative regarding the emerging new brands that are either heritage brands, or […]

Himel Brothers Vintage Leather