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The Ross Mk. 1

The Ross Mk. 1, named for the WWI Canadian rifle, is a simple, clean crossover style of the classic motorcycle D-pocket jacket and a zipped-up aviator style. The basic shape of the body and the D-pocket (often known as a map or gun pocket) is based on the earliest version of this jacket, from Leather Togs, in the 1930s. Simplified, with the angled offset front zip on a hand-drawn gentle curve, with motorcycle-style zip up cuffs. There is one interior pocket, and the D-pocket zips up too. We use a detachable belt with an authentic deadstock 1950s belt buckle and put military style metal spots on the shoulder passants. The back design is based on a 1930s Trojan jacket with gorgeous and unusual decorative pleats.

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Leather

Victoria Horsehide Dark Brown Pigment Finish

This is a fully vegetable drum tanned seal-coloured Horsehide leather that is lightly corrected, made in a small tannery in Italy. The leather is 1.2 mm (2.5 oz) horsehide with a mild woody smell. The semitransparent pigment (paint/dye) sits atop a mimosa tanned natural colour tea core horsehide and the under colour will show through over time. Italian horsehide starts with a pebbly even finish but will quickly develop grain and a wavy character once the jacket is worn. The weight of the leather will feel heavier over time especially if the jacket is wetted in rain or mist.

Victoria Horsehide Black Pigment Finish

This is a fully vegetable drum tanned Horsehide leather that is lightly corrected made in a small tannery in Italy. The leather is 1.2 mm (2.5 oz) horsehide with a mild woody smell. The black pigment sits atop a mimosa tanned natural colour tea core horsehide and the undercolour will show through over time. Italian horsehide starts with a pebbly even finish but will quickly develop grain and a wavy character once the jacket is worn.

Victoria Horsehide Medium Brown Pigment Finish

This is a fully vegetable drum-tanned russet-coloured horsehide leather that is lightly corrected made in a small tannery in Italy. The leather is 1.2 mm (2.5 oz) horsehide with a mild woody smell. The semitransparent pigment sits atop a mimosa tanned natural-colour tea core horsehide, and the undercolour will show through over time. Italian horsehide starts with a pebbly even finish but will quickly develop grain and a wavy character once the jacket is worn.

Indian Goatskin Black

The best goatskins come from India and we order our goat specially specifying larger hides. They are vegetable tanned fully shrunken uncorrected full grain skins. The skins are tanned to bring up a beautiful pebble finish then spray dyed, oiled and wax coated. The goatskins feel very heavy yet very bendy and are primed to break in and mold to the body very quickly. The black colour is dyed right through and the medium brown and dark brown will show the natural lighter colour of the undyed skin with wear over time. According to the tannery they are certified environmentally friendly with full treatment of waste water, and use of green dyes and waxes.

Indian Goatskin Dark Brown

The best goatskins come from India and we order our goat specially specifying larger hides. They are vegetable tanned fully shrunken uncorrected full grain skins. The skins are tanned to bring up a beautiful pebble finish then spray dyed, oiled and wax coated. The goatskins feel very heavy yet very bendy and are primed to break in and mold to the body very quickly. The black colour is dyed right through and the medium brown and dark brown will show the natural lighter colour of the undyed skin with wear over time. According to the tannery they are certified environmentally friendly with full treatment of waste water, and use of green dyes and waxes.

Indian Goatskin Medium Brown

The best goatskins come from India and we order our goat specially specifying larger hides. They are vegetable tanned fully shrunken uncorrected full grain skins. The skins are tanned to bring up a beautiful pebble finish then spray dyed, oiled and wax coated. The goatskins feel very heavy yet very bendy and are primed to break in and mold to the body very quickly. The black colour is dyed right through and the medium brown and dark brown will show the natural lighter colour of the undyed skin with wear over time. According to the tannery they are certified environmentally friendly with full treatment of waste water, and use of green dyes and waxes.

Lining

Black Cotton Twill

Heavyweight cotton twill ideal for long wear. Good for its slippery surface to ease into a jacket and for keeping an even temperature in a leather jacket for all seasons. We use black twill for our sleeve liners and pocket liners.

Khaki Twill

Heavyweight cotton twill ideal for long wear. Good for its slippery surface to ease into a jacket and for keeping an even temperature in a leather jacket for all seasons.

Maple Ochre Flannel

Our flannels are medium weight brushed flannels replicating the provincial tartans of the provinces of Canada. The brushed flannel provides all weather temperature wear and is soft to the touch. While light it provides medium wear life as compared to stronger and smoother twill fabrics.

Stewart Tartan Flannel

Our flannels are medium weight brushed flannels replicating the provincial tartans of the provinces of Canada. The brushed flannel provides all weather temperature wear and is soft to the touch. While light it provides medium wear life as compared to stronger and smoother twill fabrics.

Japanese Tigerstripe Camo

This is a replica of Tigerstripe used in the Vietnam war. One of many variants, this tigerstripe was reproduced in a heavy weight cotton twill in Japan.

HBT Camo Green

HBT frogskin Camo was one of the earliest camos introduced in WW2 for jungle fighting. This faithfully reproduced doublesided camo is green frogskin jungle and brown frogskin camo beach side. Reproduced on a heavy weight cotton twill in Japan.

Mitchell Camo

This is a replica of the famed Mitchell camo developed in the 1950s with its iconic leaf pattern. Used in limited amounts in Korea and Vietnam by the US military this pattern was authentically replicated in Japan in a heavy weight cotton twill.

Japanese Troy Striped Wool

Troy Woolen Mills was one of the oldest woolen mills in the USA, established in 1813. Troy wool liners were iconic in early North American work wear. The striped pattern was a standard in early denim manufacture. We have sourced replica striped woolen liners from mills in Japan that replicate iconic liners of the early period of workwear. Selection of the Troy Striped Wool will result in a $50 additional charge due to fabric cost.

Black Pendleton Wool

We have limited supplies of Pendleton woolen liners. This is an early American Woolen mill established in the 19th century famed for its high quality woolen blankets.

Navy Blue Pendleton Wool

We have limited supplies of Pendleton woolen liners. This is an early American Woolen mill established in the 19th century famed for its high quality woolen blankets.

Burgundy Pendleton Wool

We have limited supplies of Pendleton woolen liners. This is an early American Woolen mill established in the 19th century famed for its high quality woolen blankets.

Brown Wool

Milled in Montreal Quebec we have a limited supply of heavy weight wool Melton for liners.