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James Distressed Leather Jacket

STYLE # 23617
Available colors

  • A timeless jacket with rugged style that easily goes from fall to spring
  • Made from English suede leather, with a removable shearling collar and bib
  • 29.75" long, 3.70 pounds
  • Pictured models typically wear size M (40)--see our model index


Handsome and durable, the James English suede lambskin coat with a distressed finish will help get you ready for cold weather. Featuring a zip-out front bib with a shearling collar, James, with an optional double collar, offers plush warmth on the most freezing of days. Either way you wear this versatile jacket, it has a front zip and snap-over placket designed to protect you from the wind. A full lining makes James comfortable to wear, while multiple pockets are strategically placed to easily stash your money clip and keys.
  • English suede lambskin leather tanned in Italy
  • Shearling sheepskin lining on removable collar
  • Lining: 100% wool body, 52% viscose/48% polyester sleeve
  • 4 pockets: 2 outer slip, 2 inner zip
  • Dark grey zipper and snaps
29.75" long, 3.70 pounds
Made in:
United States

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Meet the Makers

Cutting Leather

Meet the Makers

This heirloom-quality coat was handcrafted by expert leather artisans in Los Angeles using only the finest European leather hides. Generations of tradition and small-batch crafting are among the hallmarks of this family-run workshop.

“We only make a handful of coats per day. No large company can match the handcrafted care and quality that we produce.”

—Justin, Coat Manufacturing Partner


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Reviewed by 8 customers
8 of 8 reviews
Aloha from Honolulu
Feb 4, 2024

Beautifully made

5 5
This is the perfect jacket for the transition of Autumn, into Winter & into Sprint!
Robin from Pratt, KS
Jan 27, 2024

Fantastic quality, well designed.

5 5
Materials and craftsmanship are is above the norm. Style is outstanding.
Jimbo from Ohio
Nov 5, 2023

Same as always, you can't do better than Overland.

5 5
I have been lax in reviewing my purchases so I'll try to remedy that situation starting here. I thought I had 4 Overland coats but actually it's 5, and will be 6 after this week. The quality of all the coats or jackets I have purchased is beyond anything else I've tried. I purchased this jacket as something I could wear in 3 seasons and it's more than lived up to the challenge. It's so comfortable you forget it's on, and I am seriously considering picking up the other color. My only regret is not discovering Overland earlier in my life. Yes they can be pricey but once you buy one you will understand why. I only buy the products made in the USA because in my opinion they are always a better fit. If considering purchasing take your time deciding, because once you put one of these on you'll want more.
Overlandman from Western PA
Jun 27, 2023

Worth it!

5 5
Just what I was looking for.....the craftsmanship is impeccable......usually wear a size 40, but exchanged it for a 38.....fits very well.....can't wait for cooler temps to wear it.
Overlandman from Western PA
Jun 27, 2023

Worth it!

5 5
Just what I was looking for .....the craftsmanship is impeccable....usually wear a size 40, but exchanged it for a 38.....fits very well....can't wait for cooler temps to wear it.
Tad from Litchfield, CT
Mar 23, 2023

Another Excellent Jacket from Overland

5 5
I was in Santa Fe for the afternoon two weeks ago. There were so many tourists that I decided to escape to one of my favorite stores. I tried on several other jackets in the store and then tried this one no (see photo). There was simply no question - this one was softer, and fit my body frame better and looked great! The jacket hem just falls a tiny bit above mid-thigh. The sleeves are just a little bit long (which I prefer). If I curl my fingers up with them hanging at my sides, they just capture the hem. This fit is perfect for me. Oh yes, I love the color of the jacket and it feels like heaven to touch. This is a lighter weight jacket than the one I purchased last year. That one could keep you warm in a blizzard. This one is not as heavy to wear but still I can zip it up and stay warm when it's say 30F outside. Did I tell you it has pockets inside? Yes there are 2 breast pockets - one of each side and they are zippered in case you have something that you don't what to fall out. The exterior pockets aren't all that deep, but I don't think they should be. I can put my hand inside up to my wrist and my hand stays warm. The collar and the zipper portion of the jacket face can be removed using an incredibly long zipper arrangement. Sorry but I love the zipper and will probably never remove. I like to zip it up about 2/3 the way and then close the snap flap from the bottom up about 1/2 way. I looks good and keeps me warm. This is an excellent end of winter, spring jacket. I suppose you could stay reasonably warm even in wintertime as well (but I will pull out my Overland bear jacket). Thank you again Overland!
Dana from Santa Barbara Ca
Mar 4, 2023

Gorgeous jacket

5 5
Beautiful, comfortable well made in the USA and timeless!!
Jim's Xmas present from North Carolina
Jan 21, 2023

Perfect coat for all seasons!

5 5
This jacket is not only attractive, it's soft, extremely well made and versatile. The color is lighter than in the photos--more of a speckled finish, but unique. Kudos to Overland for their customer service. We were able to try several jackets before landing in this one, and their phone reps were very helpful!

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A lot has changed since our humble beginnings in Taos, NM, over 50 years ago—but the core values of our family business have always remained the same. Now, as then, we're dedicated to bringing you heritage-quality products expertly crafted from the world's finest natural materials.
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