Rockabilly, call it Motorcycle Jacket -- the terms converge and overlap. Call it
anything, but call it Cool and Unique.
Heavyweight 4.0+oz. Chrome-Tanned
Horsehide Leather, as the original (actually ours is heavier than the original
in our collection -- being vintage doesn't necessarily mean better.
Unequalled beauty, durability, feel and authenticity. Quilted genuine 100% Pure
Rayon Lining (not polyester), also per original. Saddle-Welt Pockets, Elasticized Waist, Brass Talon Zippers,
Note the workmanship in the
detail shots: unrivaled, for difficulty and achievement. First-timers are
amazed, our existing customers continue to be.
The ROADMASTER is well-cut -- a
bit fuller than many of our vintage designs. (But never oversized,
blouson-like or baggy). Two-Tone or Solid, it looks equally good. Many musicians
grab this one but it's just as good off-stage for the rest of us. The very
limited BLACK/CREAM HORSEHIDE ages (i.e., yellows, for a spoiled milk look)
especially quickly, to look convincingly old in a short time. (Vintage two-tone
leather jackets are worth a fortune to collectors; here's an equal, or superior,
and new.) Horsehide never sacrifices strength or longevity the more it's
used. Famous for outliving its wearer -- in the long term of course! The horse
has the last laugh. But remember -- no horse is ever -- EVER -- killed for its
hide. Thus to use true, correct Horsehide as LOST WORLDS does is, in fact,
homage to this noblest of beasts. And recognition how the horse has sacrificed
itself for our concept of civilization. If you ever get the chance, see Robert Bresson's
LANCELOT, the Arthurian legend taken from the perspective of
the horse. Eye-opening.
We love the ROADMASTER. Warm and
just really comfortable due to fantastic Rayon Quilting. You'll note that many
"distressed," "oversized," fashion jackets appropriate its details: the
elasticized waist, welted pockets, etc. This is the one the "fashion" labels copied,
understanding how cool it is.