Hi All! We are now using a new thicker grade of horsehide leather. This heavier horsehide provides better protection against the elements but the quality and wearability are still the same as before. We've worked hard with our tanner to bring you this exclusive leather that permeates quality, luxury, and durability . The depth of color and finishes are second to none and are as close as one can get to what a vintage jacket would have looked like when new. Please have a look on our leather page for a full description.