A Leather Jacket to Make a Grown Man Weep

And the ladies swoon.

By The Editors
September 8, 2015 9:00 am

The Platonic ideal.

Otherwise known as formal perfection of a given object.

Platonic ideals are abstractions. They exist only in theory.

Unless you’re talking about leather jackets, in which case the Platonic ideal is now available for preorder, courtesy of 100-year-old S.F. sportswear brand Golden Bear.

Lesser leather jackets — while serviceable — are not without their flaws:

Too shiny. Too long. Lapels. Buttons. Too Sons of Anarchy. Too Bad-era Michael Jackson. Too frilly. Too much.

Not so, the Golden Bear take on this indisputable staple.

Golden Bear’s century-long history of crafting exquisite outerwear for our uniquely perplexing weather conditions shows in every stitch of their chrome-tanned, full-grain steerhide leather.

The construction is immaculate, with extra room in the shoulders. Because sometimes, you’ve got to take a swing.

It has the perfect distribution of pockets (four), zippers (brass, antiqued), and collar (three-inch, hidden snap).

It’s insulated. Because after decades of dressing our fair city’s longshoremen, they know a thing or two about changing outdoor conditions.

The Golden Bear Moto Jacket is now available for preorder at 20% off.

Ships late November.

If you were looking for an early holiday present for yourself, this is, without question, it.

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