Simply put, Gimo’s are masters of leather tailoring. The Santana jacket could be a one-off tutorial in leather jacket design, construction, and style, so we felt like it deserved a quick spotlight.

It’s made from a very fine goat suede, so soft and light that you may have to try it on to understand. It’s almost weightless, with a tailor-trim fit that feels like made-to-measure. Featherweight lining throughout the jacket lets it pull over pairings of any material smoothly. Put it on, close your eyes, and you might forget that you’re wearing a jacket.

Its lightweight makes the Santana an ideal three-season jacket. It’s a great fall, spring, and summer jacket for the mountains, and works nicely as a winter jacket in warmer climes. The four-button build gives it great versatility of style. You might consider wearing it with a dress shirt and tie or pocket square as a sport coat substitute, especially for casual-leaning events in cooler weather.

The hip pockets are another nice touch of design versatility. They’re made with flaps that can function like regular flap pockets, covering the opening and creating a little visual complexity for a more casual look, and they also can tuck inside the pocket to resemble a welted pocket, creating a clean front like a sport coat.

The fit is tailor-trim all around, adding a handsome modern edge to its versatile-classic look. The double-vented backside follows the line of the back nicely, lending a flattering, athletic profile. Additional features include functional buttons on the sleeves and interior pockets, and snap buttons on the welted breast pocket and hip pockets.

June 21, 2016 by Stirling Thomas

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