When you look at Vintage Leather from Jakett, you see more than a beautifully worn garment: you see thousands of years of craftsmanship stitched into the seams, drum-dyed onto the skin, or hand-waxed onto the surface. In fact, the aging process begins and ends with nature. Our highest-quality, full-grain leather skins are buttery soft and rich in natural variations, making each one unique even before we begin our craft.
As with people, it is the “imperfections” that make them singularly beautiful. That’s because “vintage” means two things to us: a process honed over generations, and a product that, like all of us, develops its character with age. Then we do our magic: Tanning the skins, over a series of days, with vegetable enzymes that bring the textural differences into greater relief. Hand-waxing, to refine its antique finish. And meticulous detail work that ensures every jacket is as rare a find as the person wearing it. All of which are only made softer, more supple, and distinctive, by natural wear, over time.