Any truth to the allegations that horsehide strops are superior to cowhide strops?
I was considering adding a cowhide rug to a couple of units, but then I started wondering if it would turn off guests (because they are vegan or find it barbaric). Is this an irrational worry?
When will the Cowhide Leather Folio be available ?
I recently got to try the Schott Style 538, Nubuck Cowhide Mechanic Jacket, and here are my thoughts. I did buy this with my own money, and I have no relations with Schott other than they happily accepted my money.
A case for a different style of leather jacket
I've always wanted to try out a leather jacket, but, after reading the leather jacket buying guide, I knew the usual designs would not be for me. For one, I don't ride a motorcycle and I don't think I ever will (at least as a daily driver). While I know a lot of people wear cafe racer or double rider styled jackets and don't ride bikes, I just think the overall style doesn't fit with mine. Same goes for bomber/aviator style. I wanted something simple and understated. I also prefer a more matte/muted look to the leather rather than the usual sheen/shine. Based on these criteria, I was very happy to find two jackets from Schott, 538 (the nubuck mechanic jacket) and Storm (P673). In the end, I decided on the mechanic jacket just because it is more lightweight of the two and has a slightly better design for me.
The Schott 538 has a basic chore jacket design, with two side pockets, a zippered front pocket and inner pocket. It is fully lined in the body and sleeves. It has a contrasting collar and nice buttons to complete the ensemble. One of the best features, IMO, is the use of buttons. Leather jackets usually have zippers, and when you sit down, the stomach area always bulge up. Moreover, when zipped up, the side profile look can easily show a mid section curve unless you got an athletic build (not me). The buttons prevent the bulge and also creates a better silhouette from the s... keep reading on reddit ➡