So here's something special. Can safely say I've seen quite a few jackets up until this point, seen quite a few Alpinestars jackets which were all very good, true riding jackets but I don't think I've handled more than a handful altogether that compare to this. Among the best from any maker, plain and simple. Okay, first the the basics... ✦ Classic style, similar to the Highwayman, with maybe a bit more British vibe. One reason I'm listing it here. ✦ One vertical inside pocket with a snap, two hand-warmers. ✦ Green-ish/gold quilted lining. Insulated throughout the sleeves as well. Very warm. Did just fine for me today at 45 f, even with the jacket unzipped. ✦ Cuffs with snaps, two widths. ✦ Snaps on the sides of the bottom hem, for waist regulation. ✦ Shoulder gussets. Etc... Now, the leather - If I didn't know any better (and I don't), I'd say Horween. It's exactly, and I mean exactly the same as the CXL Aero is using - or rather, was using a few years back; that super stiff, heavy, shiny sort. Virtually the same, from the slightly oily top coat to the brown core showing through. You know how black Horween CXL seems almost brown at sunlight? Whether it really is Horween, I've no clue but I do know that I've never seen a hide that's even remotely similar and especially not from European tanneries. It's even got the damn smell! Whatever it is, it's drop dead gorgeous - and I actually believe it might be Horween. So in short, just think CXL. That pretty much says everything about what you can expect the jacket to be like. Near 7 lbs heavy. Very stiff and heavy. Extremely hard wearing. Vanson or Aero grade, or higher. Construction, stitching and all is robot perfect. You can easily tell this from the photos. Really well made. Combined with the fact that this is Alpinestars, a company that makes actual riding gear with a cut and a pattern to boot, the jacket feels like a piece of equipment - extremely robust and tough piece of equipment. Freaking tank it is. Don't know how old it is. Bought it used but 'cause of the super tough leather, it barely shows any signs of use. I wore it literally once to no effect. Not a single spot anywhere on it. Few creases in the sleeves and that's it. The jacket still stands on its own. Which is something you perhaps ought to take as s warning of a sort, at least - This thing isn't broken in yet and it doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get there. Again, think brand new Aero. Maybe about seven consecutive HWT's will do the job. So like I said. This jacket is absolutely incredible and one of the finest I've ever seen. Like, ever. Not exaggerating here. If you were to see it, to handle it, you'd agree. Why sell it, then? Too big. I wore it for one day, tried to make it work but it's just too roomy. If it was shorter, fine but it's too long and too big. I'm not in a hurry to sell it, maybe I'll wear it a bit more and if it doesn't sell, keeping it won't break my heart. As for the size, the tag says it's a European 54 and I'd say it's a textbook US 46 but please be guided by the measurements below... • P2P: 23.6" / 60 cm • Waist: 22" / 56 cm • Shoulders: 21.25"/ 54 cm • Back: 25.5" / 65 cm • Sleeves: 26.5" / 67 cm So yeah, if you're after this style, if the size works for you... Consider your quest for a cool british 60's rocker jacket that's not a cross zip with all those snaps and all, finished. You won't get a better jacket from ANYONE else and you can trust me on this. Not saying all this just to sell it. I've got half a dozen jackets I'm selling and I'm not listing a single one here 'cause I know they're not worth your time. This one is. Asking $290 plus shipping or best offer - a price that certainly won't affect the quality of my life tremendously so even if it doesn't sell, think of this post as a review for a downright spectacular jacket. We can always talk price. Contact me and we'll figure something out. Kills me to sell it for peanuts, especially knowing there are people selling infinitely inferior jackets for much more. Anyway, time to wrap this up. Few photos, including some fit pics. Thank you for looking and if you have ANY questions whatsoever, fire away.