CUSTOM BECK/LEATHERTOGS Motorcycle Jacket
Russet Brown or Black Horsehide Leather
"I received my Leathertogs jacket yesterday. It's beautifully made and fits perfectly.
The unique BECK NORTHEASTER FLYING TOGS Horsehide
Motorcycle Jacket was hitherto a Limited Edition LOST
WORLDS offering but proved so popular, so esteemed we've made it Regular Production. It's the most complex-, difficult-,
detailed-to-make motorcycle jacket in our line. And second
to none in beauty. The
intricate open-seam stitch construction -- simply a marvel
of artisan craft given the weight of proprietary LOST
WORLDS Horsehide -- takes virtually twice as much
painstaking labor than any of our other motorcycle jackets,
not a slouch among them as a matter of fact! When one
wants to learn about quality, look at the seams, the
stitch count; they
The history of this
extraordinary jacket is fascinating. An AAF man
stationed with the
Reconnaissance Squadron at Hyannis, Mass. went
to Leathertogs in Everett, Mass. before
deploying to Europe and specified very particular details
that would adapt to AAF usage. Russet Horsehide and sewn
Epaulets emulate the
A-2 Flight Jacket. The peekaboo hidden zipper on the extended
right windflap/panel might have been for a small automatic
or escape documents. Extra snaps increase fuctionality
throughout. An elegant shaped neck flap, like those on
leather flight helmets, adds further
refinement, visual candy and AAF relation.
To reproduce this
one-of-a-kind American classic we use, of course, our
magnificent 4.0 oz. Russet Horsehide. The Lining --"Time
Machine" NOS heavyweight pure Rayon Satin per the
original, dating from the 1940s. Nickel NOS Talon Zippers
and genuine US-made Nickel over Brass Sam Browne Buckle.
Riveted Belt Loops. US Nickel Scovill Snaps. Die-Cast Nickel Bars
made for us in the UK accent the horizontal pocket edges.
The LEATHERTOGS is a treasure and heirloom but
foremost a wholly functional riding jacket of incomparable
LOST WORLDS durability with the natural armor-like protection of
our amazing American hides. It's meant for the road
although we're flattered our jackets end up the pride of
collections. Sure, it isn't "cheap," it's a bargain.
were able to be home yesterday and the Leathertogs in
russet HH is here. It is perfect. Those vintage
CC (Crown) zips give this great jacket an extra presence.
Jacket speaks just like you say and I have the capacity to
take it all in. I could really sing the praises of Lost
Worlds. Thank you and whoever built this amazing jacket."
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