"HF-GOAT" which started handling at Head Factory a few years ago
It has been well received for its lightness and rich texture.

Nowadays, it has been chosen by many people for its performance that is comparable to the standard material vintage steer, but when it was first launched, goat was still selected as a select order that allowed the material to be freely selected. I couldn't find anyone to do it.

At the time, 1.8mm thickness class extra-thick steerhide reigned as a staple of Head Factory. I believed that you would be absolutely satisfied.

Going back even further, we started handling "Vintage Steer" shortly after the launch of Head Factory.

Up until then, the emphasis was on strength when choosing materials, and I focused on thickness, tear-pull resistance, abrasion resistance, sunlight resistance, color fastness, strength, strength, and strength. But, no, the charm of a rider's jacket, the charm of leather, is not the only one, so I stopped for a moment, then what kind of leather should I explore, and the material that I arrived at, that is vintage steer.

Creating an atmosphere while maintaining strength, the real pleasure of aging.

Fortunately, we were blessed with an encounter with a tanner who was linked to our thinking at the time, and we were able to create it through repeated trial and error.

Thanks to all of you, we have received the support of many customers.

And this winter, the long-awaited new material "Oiled Vintage Steer" has been added to the lineup.

As well as vintage steers, we use raw hides from North America.

Since leather is a raw material, even the same cowhide has slightly different characteristics depending on the production area. The distribution background surrounding steerhide tends to become more difficult year by year, but there are nuances that can only be produced in North American steerhide, so we are sticking to it.

In the middle of tanning, part of the chromium is removed, and tannin is added later.

Furthermore, we are particular about the texture of the surface, and this expression has a wild flavor that is completely different from the conventional smooth leather vintage steer.

The process of creating this embossed texture uses a different method from that of goat, but the tanner uses various methods to finish each piece depending on the material used and the final image.

Therefore, whether we can convey the image we are aiming for to the tanners, whether there is a clear image in the first place, and whether the recipient has the passion to share that image, that is the real challenge, and this process is the head I think it's exactly the same as factory custom-made production.

The thickness of the oiled vintage steer is 1.3 to 1.4 mm, which is 1 to 2 mm thinner than the vintage steer.

What we aimed for when launching a new material was "leather that inherits the texture of vintage steer and is easy to wear from the beginning." These balances are achieved.

The image is this season's new model "AVDJ"

It is a new model that adopted the oiled vintage steering for the first time.

This is getting long, so let me introduce AVDJ at another time.

New models, new materials, if you are interested, please check it out at the store!


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