Damn that fits me
All leather shrinks a bit, but ime, horse, especially front quarter horsehide, shinks minimally. I have washed jackets on high heat, and the leather shrank... maybe... 1/2 a size.
Here's a photo that shows Vicenza horsehide (in a custom Aero Sunburst half belt) next to a rare 1940s/1950s Buco J-24 in horsehide. The weight, finish, grain and character of the two horsehide leathers are remarkably similar! The Aero Sunburst has seen about three months of wear and quite a bit of Seattle rain...
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