Jan 15, 2011

Stevenson Overall Co. Bench Bilt Horsehide Leather Sports Jacket...It's All In The Details

Stevenson Overall Company's beautiful vintage remake of the classic 1940's era Leather Sports Jacket using the finest Japanese horsehide leather and lined with equally fine quality Japanese slub plaid cotton. Patterns and shapes have been thoughtfully reworked and redrawn for a less "boxy" silhouette in order to better fit the modern man and lifestyle. Pleated "action back" allows mobility even with the modern tighter fit.
Half-belt back construction with adjustable side buckles for great fit & style along with classic multiple panel back design. Cuff cinch with buckle, deadstock talon pocket zippers and front zipper with matching leather pull, underarm vent grommets and gold plated name tag are just a few of the many nice details on these great jackets.  As they say, no stone was left unturned. 
With a list price of 158,000 yen or $1,913... these beauty's are outta my budget, but a man can dream right? That said... those lucky few getting their hands on these will be members of one very exclusive club. Those wishing to become club members inquire here.  The rest of the Stevenson Overall line can be found at these fine retail locations.
Lane Crawford IFC Mall - Podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong ph (852)-2118-3388
Mr Mudd and Mr Gold - Åsögatan 174,Stockholm, Sweden ph (46)-8-6429240
Fred Segal Santa Monica - 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA  USA ph 310-395-9792
Denim Doctors & Hollywood Trading Company - 7383 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA USA ph 323-964-0080

Stevenson Overall Co. Horsehide Sports Jacket in Black
Stevenson Overall Co. Horsehide Sports Jacket in Brown
For myself, the name horsehide became synomonous with the quality and the many details mentioned above and discovered while searching for my first vintage leather jacket a few years back. Its great to see companies putting out the effort to both pay homage and refine these classic garments from yesteryear.

1938 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Fall & Winter Catalog
These super limited jackets just recently hit select stores in Japan, one thing contributing to their limited availability is the labor intensive nature of production performed at a small Japanese factory known for high quality leather goods, which I understand results in only one possibly two finished jackets per day.
This jacket can be seen along with other Stevenson Overall Co. "Real Clothes for Real People" in MONO WORKWEAR #4  and check em out on Facebook for more info.

I am always impressed with the quality and attention to detail that go hand in hand with this fine brand & company.  A tip of the cap to Zip, Atsu, Nao & all the folks at Stevenson Overall Co. home of the appropriate slogan "Aero Brand, The Height of Perfection"... I couldn't have said it any better.

This is the first of this months posts featuring friends, peers, and things to admire and inspire as we lead up to Inspiration 2011 Vol 2, "WE INSIST" at the world famous Queen Mary in Long Beach on Friday Feb 11th & Saturday the 12th. Stevenson Overall Co. will be one of the many great brands featured. We will be there having a great time and showing support to all our friends along with a big day Sunday the 13th at the Rose Bowl for The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co. It's gonna be a HUGE weekend, we have some special things in the works that we can't wait to unveil and hope to see you all there!

3 comments:

  1. Hi friend, If you want to be a "guest of French cancan", I would be very happy to invite you … Just email me the same number of pics (your shop, your stand or stock and pics of your best items for sale or sold) you see in the japanese guest or more if you want, with one with you in person and a "little word" for French cancan or French cancan's readers… and more, a little text of introduction… you're welcome and it would be a pleasure for me……FCC is really appreciate by the vintage customers in europe and more en more worldwide. You could have new customers maybe…
    friendly
    this is my email if you want to talk about that …
    a.bauville@wanadoo.fr
    ARnaud/Vilbo
    Arnaud

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  2. Thank you Warren for the very positive review of my Jacket and brand in General. I appreciate very much.

    Best regards,

    Zip

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  3. Thank you very much for featuring our leather jacket and all the information.
    I am truly enjoying this blog.

    Best regards,

    Stevenson Overall Co.
    Nao

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