...and I thought my Freewheelers San Mateo was going to be the wildest jacket that I would ever own. I have that and I had a Himel grizzly, but I think this might be the craziest jacket I have yet owned... because it's purple. What helps is that the design is fairly simple. This is not a super accurate Indiana Jones jacket repro, but I'm fine with that. It's a pretty slim fit, which I like. Also, Indy didn't wear a purple leather jacket. Harrison Ford could have pulled that off for sure, but I don't think that would have fit with his look. I've been interested in Mushmans jackets for some time now and I always liked the Adventurer jacket in all the cool leathers they offered it in so I was excited to get this one. It was due to be done in late November or December, but it got to my door in the middle October which is fantastic. Mushmans was great to deal with. I had actually been to the store once before and they have a great line up of leather jackets from Rainbow Country as well which is cool. From what I understand, the Mushmans jackets are made by Electric Leather Studio. This jacket is well made, but not on the same level as my Freewheelers jackets by any means. In my experience, nothing is and that's OK. The seems are lined up well and the stitching is mostly excellent, but not as laser straight or clean as FW at all. I'm certainly happy with how well it's made, but this does make me appreciate FW even more. The other materials are nice too. Mushmans threw in a nice branded hangar which is a great touch. The pockets are lined with an olive flannel fabric, the body liner is a surprisingly soft tan cotton drill. I usually do not like cotton drill because as practical as it is, it always feels stiff. This is miles softer than any cotton drill I've experienced. The arms are lined with brown cupra/cupro lining which is basically like a rayon made from recycled cotton. It feels nice as well, though I think I may have preferred to have the whole jacket lined with the cotton drill just because it is so nice. Either way, this jacket has much more versatile liners than my Freewheelers jackets with their wool and flannel linings. I was wearing this jacket in 80F weather to take pictures and I wasn't sweating at all, surprisingly. Sorry to waste so much time talking about everything else, the real star of this jacket is the leather! It's Badalassi Carlo vegetable tanned steerhide in a color called prugna which means prune in Italian. Why they named a leather after such an ugly thing is beyond me, but the color is gorgeous in my opinion. Purple is my favorite color and I honestly never even fantasized about owning a purple leather jacket because I just thought it would be completely ridiculous, but I think this looks quite good. Badalassi Carlo really knows how to do their colors because this leather changes so much in different lighting. It is really quite difficult to even know what the "true" color of it is. In some light, it is burgundy, in some it is seal brown with some red in it, in some light it actually looks like red wine, and in other light it is quite purple. The depth and richness of this color is amazing as with all Badalassi leather that I have experienced so far and the grain is nice as well with some more pebble areas, some areas of smoother grain, and some areas with more variated grain. I have said before that I would take Badalassi over any horsehide that isn't Shinki and this jacket has done nothing to change that. The fit is quite good. I was slightly worried that the size 40 would be too small, but it is not. The jacket is a little long, but it's supposed to be and the jeans and trousers I wear are quite high rise so they make the jacket look even longer. The sleeves are a bit too long. I will see if they shorten much with wear as the arm creases set. If I have to get this jacket shortened, it's shouldn't be difficult without any real cuff. Anyway, here are some pics. I am happy that the weather is finally starting to cool off a little hear so I should be able to start wearing this jacket as much as COVID will allow me to.