The tough, no-nonsense, beautiful SUBURBAN --
perennial LOST WORLDS bestseller.
The SUBURBAN recreates a widespread
jacket design of the 1940s, used by motorcyclists and as a work jacket. A
supervisor, a foreman, someone who drove during the day, who worked
outdoors -- its applications were myriad because it was good looking, functional
Once these were plentiful in vintage stores, attesting to the basic
design's resilience and popularity. (When I was a kid in the late 60s, a hundred
years ago, I had one much like this, lined in fantastic sheepskin, bought new as
a dead stock oldie.) It confers an instant solid masculinity. 1940s noir
melodramas often display very similar, tough and cool jackets. Built to endure.
The older it gets, the better. Wear it religiously in the rain -- best thing for
LOST WORLDS Horsehide. (As for some others ... caution!) Rain softens and breaks
the hides in, articulating the peerless, beautiful grain. It did then, to
originals, it still does, to our neo-originals (there's no other way to describe
a LOST WORLDS jacket). Straightforward, trim but not as fitted as a fully
dedicated motorcycle jacket, being straight-cut down from armpit>waist; (none of our jackets is oversized or blousy). Made in super heavyweight 4+ oz. HORSEHIDE, Pure heavyweight Nylon
Satin Lining, Brass Talon Zippers, Solid Brass side adjustment buckles
Inspect the close-ups above to get some
inkling of our incredible craftsmanship and the weight and finish of our famous Horsehide. Special jackets for special people. Not for everyone.
For men, the vestigial sex (pun intended). Just as
bench-made shoes are for the few. Yet unlike the latter, LOST WORLDS classics
are eminently affordable. If a jacket costs $1025.00 but will last virtually
forever, improving, not diminishing, with age, that's the definition of a
bargain to us.
"Received the Suburban
last night and was impressed with it then, but wanted to see
it in the daylight for a complete picture. The construction
is immaculate: stitching, as usual on your coats, is
precise, straight, and no presser foot impressions around
seams or pockets. The heavy 4 oz horsehide leather is
consistent throughout the coat: all the patterns in the
leather make sense together, and there is obvious grain. I
like the quality of the brown color because I think the
jacket will age better starting from a uniform base. I also
think the #10 zipper is a gem and appreciate it was
lubricated. In summary, the new Suburban is a masterpiece
and I am quite pleased to have bought it new. For the price,
it is quite a bargain and will undoubtedly outlive me."