The classic leather moto jacket has been a men’s fashion staple for well over a century and while few can deny the garment’s warmth, style, or longevity, the exorbitant cost of a genuine heirloom-quality leather jacket has traditionally stood as a barrier to entry for a lot of guys. Well aware of this reality, Los Angeles-based brand Buck Mason has crafted a new range of heritage-grade leather jackets that don’t come with the typical heirloom-quality price tag.
Dubbed the Bruiser Leather Jackets, this new collection is comprised of two items, the military-inspired, A-1-derived Bruiser Bomber jacket and the classically-cool Bruiser Moto. The jackets are made from a soft and supple lamb leather that’s just as hardwearing as cowhide but lighter and more flexible. Pre-washed to be comfortable and broken in the very first time you try it on, this premium leather is then tanned twice, first with a brown core, and then finished with a black surface color. Over time, the underlying brown layer will slowly start to reveal itself as the top black layer fades, eventually affording each jacket its own unique patina. YKK zippers and bespoke brass hardware complete the package. The Buck Mason Bruiser Leather Jackets are available now, with pricing set at $495 for both models.