In Lieu of Fleece.
Mid 1800s, the American West. There were no fleece pullovers.
By all accounts, men wore shirts, pullovers, and jackets made of buckskin, buffalo hide, and other leathers. You made your own, or bought one, and it was supposed to last 10 to 15 years, through many hours in the sun, on the trail, or a lifetime (they were short) of daring stagecoach robberies.
Montana ranchers wear these pullovers today because they embody a sense of freedom and exploration. Campfires on the range. No fences. Where the future is uncertain, and expansion is both geographic and existential (see Jim Morrison in the desert).
No need for a shirt under this; it feels great on the skin and gives you an edge. You have good and faded jeans? Use them. A cowboy hat works. Even a thug cap, but it has to be the right kind. You’ll know it when you see it.
The rest is all about having a stiff upper lip.
Anti-Fleece Pullover (No. 6059). Wearable for the modern man. The material is a supple goat Nappa leather (suede side in). With time and some adventure, the leather will produce a soft sheen as the natural oils are released and that elusive patina emerges. Poly-lined sleeves, cuffs with metal button closure. Patch pocket.
The front lace-up detail is functional, wonderfully primitive, and the absolute best part of the piece. Flat felled seams throughout. Metal zipper at back left sweep (you’ll get the hang of it). The front and back yokes with shaping seams provide a rugged silhouette. Made in India.