Himel Bros Heron A-1 Size 36
The Heron is named for both the majestic Canadian waterfowl, and the White Heron Castle in Japan, near where our proprietary Shinki horsehide is sourced. It’s based on a deeply primitive early-1930s style, which demonstrates both the simplistic beauty of naïve tailoring, and the construction excesses of the 1930s. Characteristic of adventurers from Earhartt to Byrd, this Cossack style was adopted by the American military and designated the ‘A-1.’
The A-1's descendants became universal—but the Heron is unique. Its shawl collar shape and organic, hand-drawn lines are specific Himel Bros. innovations.
-Medium Brown Shinki Horsehide (Pigment Finish)
-Japanese Troy Striped Wool Lining
-New Old Stock (NOS) cateye buttons, with buttonholes sewn with our 1940s Reece 101 buttonhole machines.
-Japanese-made reproduction D-ring waist adjusters
-No gussets or expansion engineering, in keeping with the period reference
-Made in Toronto, Canada
Condition: 9 out of 10
Only minor scratches by normal wearing.
Minor creases on sleeves.
Overall, it's excellent condition.