Custom NOS #10 Crown Zipper (+) $250.00
An original LOST WORLDS design, incorporating
features from 1930s-40s classics. The compact shirt-like pockets echo A-1 flight
jackets; early A-2 pockets are in similar vein.
In the period, such pockets, interestingly shaped, styled and
located were IT, scaled for the de rigeur pack of smokes, a few bucks (or,
for time travelers, a cell phone), but nothing too large to upset the trim
maverick cool profile. The look was the thing, dash the ethos of flight and
motorcycle jackets. The popular mania for all boundary-challenging excitements
transformed design. Speed lines were the punctuation of Art Deco. Every aviator in photos,
movies or newsreels -- Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post,
Roscoe Turner -- sports a shirt pocketed leather jacket, evoking the
streamlined look of Lockheeds, elevated from the mundane world of
toting and carrying. Icons borne by the wind, unburdened by
convention. Just a rolled map, flight goggles, fine pigskin gloves.
Devil-may-care elegance. Mortality was always the co-pilot, ergo, in F.
Scott Fitzgerald's famous line, "Living well is the best revenge."
"Looking well" was intrinsic.
Famous LOST WORLDS
Chromium-Tanned (of course) Horsehide Leather, from our own US
tannery. Unmatched for weight, natural full grain, armor-like
strength, durability, water repellency. Riding, not fashion,
leather. Craves hard use, improves (if possible!) with age. What
Horsehide used to be -- the premier high performance leather for
military and motorcycle applications. And LOST WORLDS American
Horsehide exceeds original weight, quality, finish integrity.
Unlike anything else out there. Style in spades but
riding-dedicated. Examine the precise underarm
eyeleted gussets, for mobility and comfort while retaining the
two-piece yoked back configuration. And these hides crave getting
drenched! Best thing to break in and
articulate our beautiful
Horsehide grain. (Greatly increased water resistance and durability
were among the
many benefits of chrome tanning compared to the earlier vegetable
tanned hides, which, in the muck and slop of WWI trench warfare,
rotted away, hence the almost overnight change in garment leather in
the 1930s to chromium tanning.)
Genuine NOS Scovill #5 Brass Zipper.
Genuine Heavyweight Pure 100% Nylon Satin Lining.
The excellence of LOST
WORLDS American craftsmanship is legendary to the cognoscenti. Examine the peerless
seamwork, detailing, ultra-tight stitching. Clothing of artisan,
heirloom pedigree. Will outlast all of us. Not boast, reality.
Why ROADHOUSE? The name evokes the Depression and
Film Noir myths of the open road as fated discovery and danger. What a
guy would wear going into one on a rainy, mist-shrouded night.