Freewheelers "Brakeman" Horsehide Jacket (Rude Black)

One for those with FULL GRAIN taste!

Yet again, FW have amazed us with their creativity and execution… This is their latest version for the famed ‘Brakeman’ jacket.

Inspired by 1920s railroad worker coats, this features a mid-to-long vertical length with classic chest and waist pockets including a hidden internal pocket.

This specially developed , 1.2mm thick, full grain horsehide has an amazing ‘slick’ sheen thanks to being skilfully over-dyed. This is exclusive to FW and is unlike any other horsehide you can find!

With use, this horsehide will gain an incredible vintage like look as creases set in place and more special sheen coming up.

After many trials and prototypes, FW have perfected their pattern designs to be able to create such an elegantly constructed shape and fit. From the perfectly curved corners to the tear drop style welt pockets, this is a functional design brought to the HIGHEST LEVEL.

The inner lining is made up of a slowly woven cotton and wool fabric which has been PERFECTLY finished with incredibly neat execution.

If you are after the best of the best, this one is a true MASTERPIECE!

  • Shell: 1.2mm vegetable tanned & black overdyed horsehide
  • Lining: Japanese medium weight cotton/Wool flannel
  • Left chest pocket & Twin front waist pockets
  • Large urea buttons
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Slim fit
  • Made In Japan

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How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up open the jeans and lay them flat like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Then double this measurement to achieve the waist measurement.

The way we measure is different from 'Side to Side', If you are not used to our method you should downsize by 1 inch.

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

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.