Along with some other forum members, I was tempted by DD's new lower pricing, and ordered a J-100. Unlike everyone else, I chose to go with his standard steerhide. I specified Talon repro zippers in nickel with brown zipper tape on the sleeves. The steerhide is 3 oz. Horween Essex leather, which is vegetable tanned in the same manner as Horween's Shell Cordovan. Dave receives it in a mid-brown color and then dyes it black himself, as well as adding a top coat. Supposed to be very soft but equally durable. The pictures below are Dave's, will ship today so that I receive the jacket in 2 to 3 days. Fit pics to follow if it arrives before surgery day, otherwise half a fit pic with the rest of the jacket just hanging down.