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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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HBTV Deep Dive: The Ross Mk. 1

HBTV Deep Dive: The Ross Mk. 1

May 01, 2020

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Imperial

HBTV Deep Dive: The Imperial

April 25, 2020 2 Comments

Our deepest dive yet! Leather jacket guru David Himel guides you through every last detail of our newest leather jacket model: the Imperial (pattern provided by John Chapman of Good Wear Leather). This video is a fat SLICE of history, design, and our best Himel wisdom. Obsessives, take notes—casual fans, buckle up.

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HBTV: The Zippers

HBTV: The Zippers

April 16, 2020 1 Comment

In this episode of HBTV, leather jacket guru David Himel guides you through the zipper dyeing process he uses at Himel Bros. Leather. This transformative process turns our Japanese vintage reproduction Talon zippers into the beautiful and customized zippers you know and love from Himel Bros. jackets and bags. Learn the secrets behind the best leather jackets in the world!

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Chinook

HBTV Deep Dive: The Chinook

April 10, 2020 1 Comment

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HBTV: The TRUTH About Japanese Horsehide

HBTV: The TRUTH About Japanese Horsehide

April 02, 2020 1 Comment

In this episode of HBTV, leather guru Dave Himel goes deep into the qualities and history of some of the highest quality horsehides in the world, produced by Shinki Tannery in Himeji, Japan. Most of this information can't be found online—plus, he shows you the details of one of the least-known Himel Bros. Leather designs: the Brycelander, made exclusively for Bryceland's & Co.

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HBTV Deep Dive: The Heron A-1

HBTV Deep Dive: The Heron A-1

March 28, 2020 1 Comment

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