When I went to Garut, I didn’t know what to bring home as souvenir. I remembered dodol garut (a kind of taffy), dorokdok (a kind of chips made of animal’s skin), and of course garut sheep. But I didn’t know that the leather jacket is typical of Garut too, until my wife’s brother told me.
Garut is one of the best leather jacket manufacturers in Indonesia. All of the raw material is supplied from the sheep husbandry across the Garut Regency, or at least West Java Province.
Actually, it’s not just jackets. You can see also shoes, hats, vests, wallets, sandals, belts, gloves, pants, and other fashion products made by leather. Be it leather of sheep, cow, or bull. “Everything is made of leather, if it is possible,” said a Garut citizen to me.
But, their main product surely is leather jacket. If you are searching high quality of leather jacket, come to Garut. You can find many models. You can even bring your own design to the artisan.
For your information, there have been a huge number of Garut leather jackets exported overseas. The price starts from 600,000 to millions IDR. [photo from fashionteria.com]