I just got my new A1 Racer jacket from Jay at Headwind MFG. Its made from seal semi-aniline dyed steerhide. Firstly, the construction is absolutely first-rate. He apparently uses 8-9 stitches per inch, and it looks and feels sturdy and substantial. The leather is pretty soft and pliable, which is kinda strange for me considering all the leather jackets Ive owned previously have been on the thick, stiff side. I like it. VERY comfortable right off the bat, with no uncomfortable break-in time. Its a size 44 and the fit is on the slim side. The armholes are up high, which make this cut of jacket slimming looking (which is good for me!). Length is perfect in my opinion. I could definitely lose a few pounds, but even so Im built a bit on the stocky side so it fits, albeit a bit snug. Opinions on this? My only concern with that is layering up to ride my Triumph might be a bit uncomfortable? Im still undecided.In the pix I'm wearing a V-neck sweater with a t-shirt underneath. Overall, I love it. Great style, color is gorgeous and the attention to detail is impressive. Top notch all-around. I apologize for the terrible pics.