The Flat Head Deerskin Rider Jacket

May 28, 2016

The Flat Head Deerskin Rider Jacket

The Flat head makes some of the best leather products in the world, If you are looking for a leather jacket this deer skin jacket is the best of the best!

These jackets are constructed by some of the best Japanese craftsman in the world. There are only 4-5 craftsman inside FH's Stockburg factory who are able to create these masterpieces. It can take up to two days for the craftsman to finish one jacket. The deerskin used on these jackets is originally from America and tanned for three months in Japan. To begin the process the deerskin is tanned for two months, then tanned for another month to achieve the rich black colour. Initially the jacket will have a matte finish but after wear the surface will become shiny and develop a richer black colour. After 4-5 years the beautiful natural tan colour will gradually appear throughout the jacket. The 1.3mm deerskin that FH uses is much thicker, stronger and even softer than other companies. We think that this deerskin is even more comfortable than sheepskin!

Key parts of these jackets are hand sewn which makes the jacket extremely strong and able to retain its original shape throughout its life. This is a very difficult process which takes a significant amount of time and skill to complete. The jacket is lined with a silky textured rayon fabric which is extremely smooth and comfortable.

We highly recommend these beautiful, lightweight, deerskin jackets and we suggest you see one in person to truly appreciate the true craftsmanship from The Flat Head.

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How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.