Alexander leathers is the creation of Sandy Alexander, founder of the Schuh fashion footwear business, and Will Lauder, a leather industry “veteran” with over 30 years experience of design and pattern cutting in the high-quality leather jacket business with Aero leather.
The Alexander Leather Sheepskin Flying Jacket is a true authentic classic design, constructed from a soft, thick and durable shearling sheepskin sourced here in the UK. This heavy duty sheepskin is recreated by our specialist artisans Julie and Vicki, who have constructed these jackets for many years. You can have the best materials in the world but if you don’t have the expertise to put them together, the end product is never going to cut it. All seams are overlocked, then double stitch bound with a brown leather trim, the attention to detail is outstanding on these specialist sheepskins. The jackets are finished with brass hardware and an AM zip. For the true enthusiast pockets are not standard on these jackets but can be added as an optional extra.
A chance introduction led to a realisation that they both shared a passion for high quality, authentic, vintage style leather jackets.
Will was seeking a new challenge, and a combination of Sandy’s retail and business background and Will’s wealth of manufacturing experience in the leather garment industry, led to the the idea for Alexander being conceived and born in Selkirk, Scotland.
The Alexander GT MK I : Four large bellowed pockets Corduroy collar Stud cuffs 1 piece back Windflap Zip guard Leather belt
Will’s vision is to recreate the ultimate in vintage style leather jackets with an updated modern fit, combining the use of traditional walking foot sewing machines, and authentic high quality leather hides.
Customised added extras include local tartan linings produced by artisan weavers in the neighbouring Scottish borders. These elements combine together such that each and every Alexander garment is individually constructed, from start to finish, by one highly skilled craftsperson. These are the essential ingredients for creating the ultimate leather jacket – the Alexander jacket..
The Collection is split into 3 distinct categories, Vintage , Modern Classics and Military.
Roadster – The Roadster is a classic civilian jacket. The jacket features three outer pockets, two side pockets and one breast pocket with a brass zip. It also has adjustable side belts. The back is separated by a top yoke and the sleeves are standard American cuff.
“Vintage styling with a modern fit” is what an Alexander creation is all about. Styles that have in some cases been popular from as far back as the 1920’s, recreated using the same production techniques and using the same high quality materials as those from which the originals were constructed.
Our attention to detail is of paramount importance, be it on our military range such as the RAF Sheepskin Flying Jacket and Dakota or the Alexander civilian range such as the all- time classic “Roadster”.
Also one of the best features of buying an Alexander leather jacket is you also have the choice of having one custom made to your own specification. In case the standard fits are not to your liking and need a longer sleeve or wider shoulders, all this can be arranged and a jacket can be made to order with in 3-4 weeks. Each jacket is handmade by a skilled tailor who expertise is only to make that particular style.
Such is the high quality of each jacket many UK leather companies & fashion designers that we known for selling leathers above the £1000 mark have their jackets made by Alexander. A recent collaboration with Nigel Cabourn is just one to name.
Many of Will’s colleagues from his previous employment shared his vision and have joined him at Alexander .This gives the company the benefit of over 242 years of experience in the manufacture of high quality leather jackets.
Alexander Jackets are made from the finest Steerhides, Horsehides, Sheepskins and Goatskins leathers.
Stuarts London is one of very few selective stockist and proud to be a stockist of Alexander leather jackets.