Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Black Leather Jacket

The black leather jacket, the essential motorcycle accessory. Here on the old blog I want to post some Jackets I own and have owned at one time.
First off is this Mascot which is still in service today. This style of Mascot is probably my favorite of all British Leathers.
A few old pins and patches to personalize!

This is a Lewis Lightning. Jacket of choice for many, also a popular choice for rock n roll artists, worn by The Clash amongst many others.
Aviakit was the name given by Lewis for the range of clothing originally specified for Aviation enthusiasts.
Another Mascot.

Buco were one of the best US manufactures and there products still make good money when offered on the market.

The Jacket in the Cafe Racer style described at the time by Buco as a "Leather Shirt". I purchased this with a pair of Buco pants, both from the 1950's.
Still in service todya, I need to get the Jacket relined.

This is an old Shott that I purchased from Leathers and Treasures on Melrose Avenue back in the 1980's. It was my Jacket of choice at this time.
Now retired it hangs in my workshop.

A great Jacket from the Star Glove Company from Los Angeles, this Jacket dated from the 1940's and was the shape of thing to come, a few years ahead of it's time.

Unidentified Cafe Racer Jacket, made in the USA.

Harley Davidson produced Clothing for their Riders all the way back to the 1930's. This Jacket is from the AMF day of the 1970's.

Next up are 2 examples of Cal Leathers. First is a racing suit and after a Highway Patrol Jacket.

Cal Leathers was a popular company that supplied many Motorcycle Cops with there kit.

Lewis Leathers racing suit from the 1950's. This one has been around the Isle of Mann a few times!

Frame for a Racing Number.

Classic unidentified Horse Hide jacket from the 1950's.

Now for Langlitz, a company in Portland Oregan that is still making quality products today and have been doing so since the late 1940's.
This is a Racing suit, 2-pieces in Horsehide.

An early example of a Langlitz, excellent quality, one of the best.

Finally a pair for the Ladies. Harley Davidson Jackets from the 1950s and 1970's.