Farewell, Himel Tribe

Farewell, Himel Tribe

April 14, 2021

I've been working for Himel Bros. for three years. In that time the most interesting and fun part of the job has been getting to know the marvelous, inquisitive, and unique clients who are so passionate about HBL jackets. 

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Bespoke Production Roundup, January 2021

Bespoke Production Roundup, January 2021

January 30, 2021

Take a look at some of our prized bespoke production from the last few months of 2020.

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Himel Bros. x Freenote Cloth Collaboration

Himel Bros. x Freenote Cloth Collaboration

January 07, 2021

Brand new from Himel Bros. and Freenote Cloth, an absolutely SPICY Avro Aviator's Jacket, with a special "One Hundred Tigers" print liner by Freenote Cloth, and red Japanese denim cuff liners.

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Himel Bros. Featured at The Rake

Himel Bros. Featured at The Rake

October 05, 2020

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Heron A-1 (Button Front)

HBTV Deep Dive: The Heron A-1 (Button Front)

September 15, 2020

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HBTV SPECIAL EDITION: CUSTOM EXCELSIOR

HBTV SPECIAL EDITION: CUSTOM EXCELSIOR

August 19, 2020

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Canuck

HBTV Deep Dive: The Canuck

July 03, 2020 1 Comment

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Excelsior

HBTV Deep Dive: The Excelsior

June 17, 2020 1 Comment

This week, after a brief hiatus, HBTV is back—and this episode is extra spicy. The mad genius of vintage leather, David Himel, delivers a deep-cut explanation of the roots of West Coast leather. He also guides you through the features and influences behind his Excelsior Cossack Jacket, coming soon to Himel Bros. Leather.

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Wolverine

HBTV Deep Dive: The Wolverine

May 29, 2020 1 Comment

It's DANGEROUS. Explore the Grizzly—one of the wildest fashion statements in the history of leather jackets. In this episode of HBTV, leather guru David Himel takes you through the history of this radical fashion outlier, as well as the development of his own Grizzly designs. Straight from one of the biggest names in vintage, this secret history can't be found anywhere else!

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Peregrine

HBTV Deep Dive: The Peregrine

May 24, 2020 1 Comment

This week on HBTV: a primer on the next jacket model coming to Himel Bros.: the Peregrine Double Rider. This distinctly West Coast style motorcycle jacket is RIFE with historical details—perfect for all adventures. Plus, info about two-tone jackets, old school tanneries, and some of the most interesting historical jacket manufacturers. Don't miss!

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Chevalier

HBTV Deep Dive: The Chevalier

May 15, 2020 1 Comment

Welcome back to another HBTV Deep Dive. Up this week? The much-requested Chevalier. Leather jacket guru David Himel covers numerous contentious topics—outgrowing custom jackets, Flash Gordon, early reflective safety features... oh, and a little bit of our customary leather jacket eye candy. All this and more, only on HBTV.

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Kensington Café Racer

HBTV Deep Dive: The Kensington Café Racer

May 08, 2020 2 Comments

The simple, powerful café racer: learn about the history of this iconic leather jacket style with vintage swami David Himel. On this informative journey through history, Dave shows you the subtlety and art that go into the details of his Kensington Café Racer design. Don't miss this Deep Dive episode of HBTV!

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