This Supple Leather Jacket Costs $2,600. Here’s Why

Based on a Depression-era deerskin sports jacket.


Vintage reproduction specialist The Real McCoys created an amazing version of a Depression-era deerskin sports jacket. The style retails for $2,582, but as the saying goes, God (and in this case, the price) is in the details.

Made in Japan, the Joe McCoy Disfarmer Jacket features a 1930s pin-lock front zipper, a cotton twill lining, a ball-chain pocket zipper and period-appropriate urea buttons. Because calf leather was hard to come by during the Depression, deerskin was often used as a substitute. The supple, durable nature of deerskin proved effective for both work and sport outerwear.

Available in sizes 40, 42 and 44, this jacket is designed to fit comfortably over a button-up or tee. And while the $2,600 price tag is substantial, you’re paying for quality manufacturing and details that can’t be topped.

Buy Now: $2,582

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