The Richard Leather is a Fine Creek Original Style. Inspired by 50's and 60's style but a completely new creation by Fine Creek's leather master designer Yoshikatsu Yamazaki. Yoshi wanted a clean and simple cafe style jacket and this jacket along with the Leon Custom also carried here at the shop were among the first designs of Fine Creek. The Richard is made in 1.8mm Horsehide Leather that uses Yoshi's secret recipe of tanning so the leather will eventually fade to brown on higher wear areas of the jacket like shoulders, arm and other creasing points.
Other construction details include a snug fitting cafe or priest collar that closes with a single snap for a clean simple look. Straight heavy gauge zipper with a slight oxidization for a more dull finish. Two lower slant chest pockets for storage of keys, phone, wallet etc. Bottom closure features a slightly higher zip point so the jacket can relax when in a seated position when fully zipper. Inspired by classic cafe style leathers the split of bottom notch alleviates the jacket from pushing up into your chin when riding a motorcycle / reaching over the tank.
Bi-swing arm back panel construction gives you more mobility and reach making the jacket extremely comfortable as a lifestyle jacket or great on the bike. Back construction also has a scoop or drop hem for additional coverage if you are riding in the Richard.
Internal features include heavy quilted black satin and zipped sleeve gussets for adjustability and sleeve tapering.
Hand Made at the Fine Creek Studio in Tokyo, Japan
2mm Thickness Vegetable Tanned Horse Hide Leather
A Fine Creek Leathers Original Design
Cotton Poly black quilted internal lining
Unique leather aging process (fades to brown over time)
Smooth nickel plated hardware
Sewn by hand
Each Jacket is made one by one and have their own unique production characteristics
Straight Zipper (heavy Gauge)
Cafe / Priest Collar
2 slanted chest zipper pockets
THE RICHARD RUNS SLIM / SMALL.
YOU NEED TO SIZE UP 1 FROM YOUR NORMAL SIZE.
TOMMY 6' 185LBS 40" CHEST WEARS A 42 WITH LITTLE TO NO ROOM.
Suggest going up 2 sizes if you wish to layer or only going up 1 if you plan to wear with a T-Shirt.