I finally made my way to Self Edge in SF (which carries a dizzying array of denim - what a store!) to see the Himel Brothers products. They had both the Heron (a brown button front) and the Kensington (a black cafe racer). Both jackets are made with Japanese tanned horsehide and the design, fit and finish of the jackets is exquisite - top shelf stuff. But I walked out without either jacket (and without any regrets). The Kensington is a nice garment - the stitching and liner really pop. But I paid just north of $1000 for my Goodwear Californian Racer and the Kensington is $1950. I'm not certain I would choose the Kensington over the Californian Racer if they were identically priced but with the meaningful difference in price (which I understand is smaller following the price increases at Goodwear) there is no question which jacket I would choose. The Heron is a little different because you are also getting a somewhat unique style (which at first blush looks quite like the Levi's LVC Menlo) and that style is great IMO. The Heron is so loaded with fine details you can tell it was a labor love for DH. Great garment, just not something that I feel compelled to purchase at that price point.