Addict Clothes Ulster Jacket – Black Sheepskin

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Addict Clothes Ulster Jacket – Black Sheepskin


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A new favouite!! The Ulster sheepskin jacket from Addict clothes is a stripped back reinvented take on vintage British motorcycle jacket form the 50’s/ 60’s. It ticks so many boxes in terms of detail, minimalist look, construction, comfort and style and the sheepskin is the perfect leather for this laid back biker style jacket.

The sheepskin leather is fantastic and works very well for this jacket. It has Subtle grain and is tea core which means the underlying lighter Brown tones will show through with wear. The weight is perfect. It’s not flimsy and it’s not overly heavy/ thick, just that perfect wearable weight for the majority of the year with or without layers. It’s very comfortable immediately and feels like you are wearing the jacket instead of the other way around and it ages beautifully with lovely rolls and a sheen that develops in areas of high wear like the elbow rolls as an example. We cannot recommend Addicts sheepskin for immediate comfort and a great drape to a leather jacket.

The cut of the jacket is great. It is generous enough for ease of movement and comfort without looking or feeling big. It is very well balanced in the chest and shoulders with just enough back length so as not to appear short and can be worn with shirt tucked or untucked without looking odd . It’s neither a boxy or modern slim cut. For reference Mr model here is 5Ft 11″ on a good day, circa 84 KG’s, long in the torso with a fairly wide chest/ mid back and wears a size 40. He would not want to wear any other size and can layer up or down and it will still look/ feel great. The Sheepskin helps with this as it is easy to move in immediately compared to horsehide for example. The measurements do not look generous but the slightly larger armhole/ opening makes the jacket more generous than the measurements suggest.

The details are great:

  • Custom heavy duty Addict brass zipper
  • Leather bound internal pocket
  • Large lined hand warmer pockets
  • Corduroy lined collar
  • Buckle fastening throat
  • Oval racing extra leather patches to the shoulder and elbow
  • Hatched hardwearing polyester lined body and sleeve

When you look close you will see the detail that has gone into such a simple looking racing style jacket, the double leather flap towards the zipper and the bellows double brass popper sleeve opening scream quality and intent.

The finish, as is to be expected form a company that specialise in leather jackets from Japan, is flawless. Very neat and all well aligned.

The Ulster is such a great everyday, on and off the bike jacket that will age to perfection and replicate the vintage jackets we all see and covet.


The Ulster jacket is more of a generous fit compared to other Japanese sizing. It fit’s slightly smaller but very close to traditional Western sizes. The arm opening is slightly deeper than the AD-01 as an example making it feel a bit bigger/ roomy even though the measurements wouldn’t suggest it.

The “model” is wearing a size 40 with a t-shirt underneath (a shirt or medium weight sweater would have been fine also) and generally takes a medium-large/ 16 / 38-40 in most Western sized tops, shirts and jackets. Compared to horsehide the sheepskin is much more pliable to movement is much easier in a slimmer fit from the start.

He is 5ft 10-11″ tall (180 cm), medium build/ large chest, weighing in at roughly 85 KG.

Please see how we measure our products here and compare the measurements chart for this item against an item of yours that fits how you would like this to. Bear in mind that a horsehide jacket less pliable and giving than many fabric or soft leather jackets you may own so for ease of movement you might want to go for the larger size if on the fence.

Please do also get in touch with any questions you may have, we’re always happy to hear from customers.

Size: 40 42 44
Chest: 55 57 59
Shoulder: 47 48 49.5
Back: 64.5 64.5 66
Arm: 63.5 64.5 65.5


Measurements are in CM’s