I’m happy to announce that I have my popular retro brown cafe’ leather jacket in cowhide now. I still have the buffalo hide version too, so now you have a choice.
Personally I can’t tell a single difference in the look, feel, texture or thickness of a cowhide or buffalo hide jacket. I once made a very informative article about the differences between buffalo hide and cowhide, read it if your up to it.
Basically they are both the same strength, thickness depending on how thick the jacket is made, same color and same feel. Sometimes a top grain buffalo hide will have deeper and rougher grain texture.
But for the most part you can’t tell them apart. I put several of my buffalo hide cafe’ jackets next to several cowhide ones and I’ll be damn if I can tell them apart. I made a coat hanger rack just for the new cowhide version so I know which is which.
However some guys for whatever reason prefer one over the other. Some just like the fact that they are wearing a real wild buffalo hide jacket, or think it sounds tough to say it’s buffalo.
Others swear that a cowhide leather is superior to all other types of leather, including buffalo. I’m not going to argue with anyone, instead I’m just going to give everyone a choice! 🙂
So now you can get the same great men’s retro brown cafe’ leather motorcycle jacket in buffalo or cowhide. The cowhide cost just a little bit less. I took new pictures too and use the same ones for both, as it’s the same style jacket.
I also just placed a new order for a ladies version of this cool jacket, as well as men’s tall sizes! I should have those in about a month, as well as all sizes I am currently out of. 🙂