Los Angeles label, John Elliott returns for a special collaboration with the Japanese leather artisans, Blackmeans. Over the years, they’ve established a name for themselves constructing garments by way of old traditional cloth cutting practices. Each piece from the label is handcrafted in Japan and goes through various processes to fine-tune the subtle details; their signature piece has become the classic leather biker’s jacket.
The John Elliott x Blackmeans Rider Jacket is the result of craftsmanship conducted through a distinctive east-meets-west lens. What we get is a thoughtful refinement of a classic American silhouette with a bonus “Made In Japan” tag found on the inside. Featured specs like the Swiss-made riri hardware, shoulder gussets, epaulets, two inner pockets and quilted inner lining round out this timeless piece.
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