The Wolverine Custom

  • The Himel Bros. design process involves a lot of what we call “what-iffing.” Our Wolverine Grizzly Jacket is a perfect example of that process—what if the fur-covered “Grizzly” sport jackets of the 1930s had, instead of dying out, been pushed to the bleeding edge of authentic cool? What if they were made with the best Japanese horsehide in the world? Dave Himel only knows one way to answer that kind of question, and after years of experimentation and prototyping, Himel Bros. offers the answer. You’ll understand why we named this jacket after the fiercest predator in Northern Canada.
  • This jacket is available for bespoke or stock size orders. To begin the bespoke order process, click here for our guide to ordering a customized jacket.
    To order a stock size, simply ignore the "measurements (optional)" section below, and select the size you wish to receive under the “Size” dropdown below the description.
    For stock size orders, please consult this chart for available measurements. 
    Special features are available on both bespoke and stock size jackets. Please consult this page for more information about available options.
    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. New Old Stock (NOS) 1930s buttons, with buttonholes sewn with our 1940s Reece 101 buttonhole machines. These are the buttonholes that put Himel Bros. on the map.
    2. Front zippers are Japanese replica 1930s Talons.
    3. Horsehide panels accent cow fur hair-on hide, with a single large keystone-shaped fur back panel. Note that there is considerable variation of color within the fur, and this is not considered a flaw. Each jacket is unique.
    4. Contact us to see your fur panels before manufacturing.
    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.
  • We ship using DHL from Toronto, Canada. Our customs brokerage is very good, and we ship successfully worldwide.
    We accept returns for premade items within seven (7) days of receipt, in new/unworn condition.
    Bespoke items cannot be returned. 

 

Leather

Shinki Horsehide Black With Dark Fur

Shinki Horsehide Dark Brown with Dark Fur

Shinki Horsehide Medium Brown with Light Fur

Shinki Horsehide Medium Brown with Dark Fur

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.

Measurements (Optional)
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THE WOLVERINE IN THE WILD



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