Meet the L1. Inspired by a classic 1930’s shape and stripped down to its raw essence, this finely tailored jacket manages to be both historic and modern. Its styling is perfect today, better a year from now and worth passing down to another family member after decades of hard wear. It perfectly showcases the gorgeous leathers we have for you and is infinitely versatile. If you can only own one leather jacket style, this is it. What we love most about the L1 is how pure it is. Everything on it has a purpose and there is absolutely nothing extra. In a style like this, each detail has to be just right because there is nothing to hide behind. However, when the lines are clean, the fit is spot on, and the leather drop-dead beautiful, this style is tough to beat.
This L1 is crafted from full grain steer hide from Germany. If you're searching for a thoroughly classic leather that's heavy yet supremely soft on day one, this is the perfect choice. When you imagine a leather jacket in your mind, this style is exactly what comes to mind from color to feel. It is dyed to a pure jet black shade. It doesn't get more timeless than a black leather jacket. The color is deeply saturated and consistent. The grain on this leather is prominent, giving the surface wonderful texture. The feel is where things really get sweet. This leather is very substantial, but also incredibly supple. It almost feels like a very heavy fabric and drapes incredibly well. The comfort is amazing right out of the box. Color, texture, weight, comfort, this leather sews into an L1 that's easy to love.
To us, a great leather jacket must be nicely tailored and perfectly constructed. Our L1 is designed to hit a few inches below the waist. There is an ample amount of taper from chest to waist, making the overall silhouette clean and fitted. A perfectly sized, classic collar sets off the neckline. One of the most beautiful construction elements is the single piece back. This large, seamless panel of leather creates a perfectly clean surface, looks amazing on body and highlights the luscious leathers we use. A single chest pocket and two hand pockets are finished with a classic welt construction. We gave ample thought to getting the size just right so that they add to the jacket’s clean look while being highly functional. The cuffs are secured with custom Corozo buttons. You can leave them open for a more casual look or secure them to help fit the cuff to your wrists. An inside chest pocket is trimmed with leather and large enough to accommodate large smartphones. The body and arms are lined with a jet black herringbone cloth that lends a subtle texture to the interior of the jacket.
Leather jackets like ours that are made in the USA using our quality of material and construction are typically priced at $1000 or higher. The efficiency of the Gustin model, with your support, lets us do much better.