CUSTOM BECK/LEATHERTOGS Motorcycle Jacket
Russet Brown or Black Horsehide Leather
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;
The history of this extraordinary
jacket is fascinating. An AAF man stationed with the
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 immortal
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.
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, including lined epaulets (!). Nickel NOS Talon Zippers and
genuine US-made Nickel over Brass Garrison Buckle. Riveted Belt
Loops. US Nickel Scovill Snaps. Die-Cast Nickel Bars made for us
in the UK accent the horizontal pocket edges.
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.