CUSTOM LEATHERTOGS 'B'
Belted Motorcycle Jacket
Russet Brown or Black Horsehide Leather
Lining/NOS Brass or Nickel Zippers)
Green, Black, Navy Deerskin
The super-scarce LEATHERTOGS 'B' -- a
1940s motorcycle jacket we wanted to do for years but lacking an
example in our
Collection couldn't confirm
the pattern details unique to the 'B' to enable perfect
reproduction. Until now. Behold a new Lost Worlds benchmark.
The cavalry tunic-like semi-double breasted front is a visual
stunner, likely copied by Buco for its J31 as the few extant
Leathertogs date to the 1940s, prior to classic 50s Bucos. Period
photos from the 1920s-30s show similar double breasted short
leather motorcycle jackets, and the zipper/quasi double breasted
configuration clearly and fascinatingly evinces the transition
from buttons to zippers in the late 1920s-early 1930s.
Our handiwork? Identical open-seam stitchwork as the
Leathertogs 'A'. Each jpg.
here is the same 4.0+ oz. dreadnought American Horsehide 'B'
jacket. In the first photo note how the top seam of the gracefully
curved left front crosses the chest to line up precisely with the
neck/collar seam. Storied
Lost Worlds workmanship. Craft taken to remarkable extremes.
both decorative and functional widen use options: snapped open
across the chest for venting while riding or for police to display service shirt and tie as in our
Patrol. This Leathertogs is sui generis, a remarkable
example of motorcycle jacket individuality and panache, brimming
with spirit. And starting with the pattern, a very complex build.
To reproduce a
virtually one-of-a-kind classic -- what else but magnificent, proprietary, natural,
undoctored, peerless, correct,
full grain, chrome-tanned 3.0 - 4.0+ oz. Lost Worlds Russet or Black Horsehides (customer choice - the
original is 3.0 oz). From our own tannery, available nowhere else. The Lining -- Heavyweight pure Satin and
Wools per the original including Rayon-lined Epaulets and Deer
Suede Wrist Facings (identical to L/T 'A'). Nickel or Brass NOS Talon
or Scovill Zippers and genuine US-made Nickel over Brass Garrison
Buckle. Riveted Belt Loops and Zipper Tabs. US Nickel Scovill Snaps. Nickel Bars
and Studs cast for us
in the UK accent the sleeves, wind flap pocket and epaulets.
A treasure, iconic, but first and foremost a
wholly functional riding jacket of incomparable Lost Worlds
durability with the natural armor-like protection and water
repellency exclusive to our famous leather. It's designed for the road, although we're flattered our
jackets end up the pride of collections. Sure, it isn't "cheap,"
it's a bargain. An heirloom, nothing less.
Leathertogs 'B' Shown With
Full Custom Crown Zippers, NOS Vintage Wool/Cotton Plaid Lining
Deer Suede Wrist Facings
CUSTOMER REVIEWS OF
"I received my Leathertogs jacket yesterday. It's beautifully made and fits perfectly.
"The Leathertogs jacket arrived today. I just can't tell you how
happy I am with it- it's truly a work of art in my mind. Thank you
so much for making such amazing jackets! It's summer now, and
hotter than hell in NM, but I will be wearing this jacket in the
early mornings and evenings to break it in so it's ready for the
fall and winter. There's simply nothing like Lost Worlds!"
"We were able to be home yesterday
and the Leathertogs in Russet HH is here. It is perfect. Those
vintage C&C (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
Lost Worlds. Thank you and whoever built this amazing jacket
at your workshop."