Introducing Himel Brothers Leather Horsehide Jackets
After six years of looking for the right leather jacket collection we're proud to announce the addition of a horsehide leather jacket collection at Self Edge. We bring you Himel Brothers Leather.
David Himel's passion for leather jackets grew out of a vintage clothing business that was started in 1993. The beginnings of the internet and the desire to accumulate knowledge as to which garments had value lead him to research furiously every detail of construction, heritage, and the history behind each rare piece he found. It was only after the publication of Rin Tanaka’s book Motorcycle Jackets: A Century of Design did he realize that he had been the source of so many of the jackets in the book. It was that book that metamorphosed David Himel from seller to collector and researcher of leather jackets. David's own family history had been sportswear manufacturing in the 1930s until the 1960s. Himel Brothers Leather is an homage to his grandfather and his two brothers.
David contacted the oldest schemata men left alive in his family and picked their brains on company histories, sewing techniques, and designs to understand how to make the perfect leather jacket. By working with some of the most talented and knowledgeable people in the business Himel Brothers was born out of sweat and research. David tracked down the finest and most authentic hides from the best of the best tanneries globally, sourced the finest replica zippers and accumulated old stock parts over several years. David drew upon his collections of the rarest designs and tailored each pattern by hand, making each jacket one by one using 1930s bench made techniques. The Himel Brothers Leather team are some of the finest leather craftspeople in the business and they pride themselves on trying to be the best of the best as garment makers. David Himel has sourced original machinery and parts and where none were available, found the most authentic new materials to each period of jacket. Himel Brothers believes everybody deserves to have “One Good Thing”!
We have two styles which are designed and produced exclusively for Self Edge. Both of these styles are made of horsehide and are made in extremely small numbers, one jacket at a time, with the leather even being tanned and cured exclusively for the jacket by the top tannery in the world, Japan's Shinki Leather Tannery.
Visit our online store and view the product pages which list full specifications on both jackets including measurements and hi-res photos.