The inspiration for Taylor Stitch’s Moto Jacket is a particularly beautiful whiskey-brown vintage café-racer-style leather jacket. Over 45-years-old, it is worn in like a baseball mitt and fits like a glove too. The jacket was brought to Taylor Stitch by their product designer Nick and was purchased by his father Albert in 1973.
The jacket tells a story. With each crease and layer of patina, an adventure unfolded—the 45-year-old jacket reads like a novel of exploit and intrigue. Each year for the past four years, Taylor Stitch has offered a limited recreation of the original Whiskey flavor and each year introduces limited colorways. What stories will this jacket write in the next 45 years?
To put it simply, this is an heirloom garment. Take care of it, and it'll last a lifetime. The full-grain, drum-dyed steerhide is hardy but will soften and patina beautifully with wear, while details like flannel-lined pockets and a Thinsulate™ layer will keep the wearer comfortable no matter how they choose to break in their new jacket.