The best grade of leather has always been sought for projects of value like bookbinding, upholstery, shoes, gloves and coats. In this bolero jacket, an offering from Hale Van Traa through their shop Goodness at 19 College Street, the silkiness of the best grade of leather is immediately obvious to the eye and to the touch. The bronzy chocolate colour is spot on, and kept cosy company with a gold lining. The tailoring is deceptively simple – allowing the sheer language of the material to shine through, but also finished with impeccable stitching and panel cutting. It’s a small rhapsody in ChocolateBronzeGold. It hums.