The Victoria Special


  • An asymmetrical, button-closure sports jacket with the pedigree of classic West Coast designs.

    West Coast style jackets are often experimental, taking familiar designs and twisting them into psychedelic new shapes. They tend to have a few things in common: they prioritize comfort, and they’re more decorative than blocky, functional East Coast jackets. The Victoria Sportsman’s Jacket certainly shares those traits with its West Coast brethren. With a half-belt and size adjusters, it’s comfortable, and tough enough to take on the road. The asymmetrical button closure adds a rakish, old-world charm—perfect for a private eye with a chip on his shoulder.

    This special edition of the Victoria Sportsman's Jacket is available in limited quantities of Bright Gold Canadian Moosehide, with the option of red Japanese denim pocket bags. We only have a few of these hides, and once we run out, we'll never have the same colour again. That means these jackets are limited to a maximum of five. 
  • This is a bespoke product, that requires additional measurements to be submitted by the customer. Once you submit your order, you can find the interactive instructions and order form right here

    For stock size orders, please consult the size chart here, and select "I am ordering a jacket in a stock size." on the order form. 

    Our online bespoke process has an extremely high success rate—please contact us if you have any questions or require guidance of any type.

    1. NOS Canadian-made buttons.
    2. Asymmetrical moto-style collar.
    3. Half-belt and waist adjusters with Japanese reproduction buckle hardware.
    4. Hidden button placket creates a clean front appearance.
    5. Guterman 100% cotton thread, 16/4 gauge, made at one of the last thread companies in New Bedford.
    6. Made in Toronto, Canada, by our team of master craftspeople and David Himel.
  • In this video, our CEO and resident leather guru, David Himel, walks you through the design influences and craftsmanship that go into the ultimate leather jacket.
Leather

Bright Gold Canadian Moosehide

Thick, supple, heavy Canadian moosehide, wild hunted and locally tanned here in Ontario. Possibly the most luxurious leather you will ever touch.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Brown Wool

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



HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MEASUREMENTS

This is a bespoke jacket, so once you place your order, you'll need to submit your measurements, photos, and other data. You can find all the information you need right here. Fill out the form, and in four to six weeks you'll be able to begin making all of your friends and family members envious.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

We ship internationally using DHL from Toronto, Canada. Please contact us for any special shipping requests. We ship in Canada using Canada Post. 
Customers are responsible for any and all fees and duties incurred in international delivery. 


Return Policy: We accept returns on new, premade items, not including made-to-order, or overstock, within seven (7) days. Items must be in new condition. 
We do not accept returns on any bespoke or made-to-order products, limited releases, sample sale, or presale items. 

Presale orders may be canceled for a full refund until the end of the specified presale period, after which no returns will be accepted. Exchanges in the event of an incorrect size can be arranged at Himel Bros. Leather's discretion. 

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