Black or Russet Brown
Genuine American Horsehide Leather
w/ Detachable Genuine Mouton
Optional Horsehide Belt
(w/ Jacket Purchase)
"Hi Stuart, I just received my
BUCO J23 jacket today. Having owned 5 Lost Worlds jackets
starting in 1988, I knew that it would be outstanding as they
all are, but this
one just totally blew me away. As always, the quality of
materials, leather, zips, snaps, lining, thread is of course the
finest that can be had in the world, as is the workmanship, but
the fit of this jacket is as if I had shown up in your office
and been measured by you personally, up and down, front to back.
I have never had an article of clothing that fit this perfectly.
Even though we only talked twice, you totally nailed it. Hands
down, you make the finest jackets in the world and I will
definitely be placing another order soon. Thank you so much."
The benchmark LOST WORLDS rendering of the highly regarded J23 BUCO Horsehide
Motorcycle Jacket from the old Joseph Buegeleisen Co. of Detroit.
A remarkable, stunningly beautiful D-pocket Black Horsehide
Motorcycle Jacket from the 1950s. Originals often
command excessive sums on the vintage market.
Our J23 is made of
the best Horsehide in the world, and not by a little, from our own US
tannery (3.0 - 4.0+ Oz. customer preference). Inimitable LOST WORLDS authenticity, quality
and workmanship. A lifetime
purchase: Correct horsehide jackets routinely outlive
their owners and are passed down as heirlooms. (Yes, there's as much difference
between different makers' horsehide as between cars, people, galaxies!) There
are some who think mere hype separates a $1950.00 jacket from cheaper jackets.
Are a Carrera and Sienna (!) separated merely by hype (or testosterone)? Yet,
we do believe that for some, many even, a cheaper, thinner, softer jacket might serve their
needs better than ours. (Not to mention thinner, softer fashion replicas much
more expensive than $1950.00 -- seriously!) Not everyone needs something like our dreadnought Buco J23.
These are for a
special kind of rider. The knowledgeable know from experience the extraordinary
protection a LOST WORLDS Horsehide jacket can afford in potentially serious road
mishaps. Our jackets are equipment, pure and simple, not fashion. If your bike
sports safety and speed modifications yet you consider a jacket just a weather
or fashion accessory, speak to real riders. They know.
hides, genuine Lost Worlds Chrome-Tanned Horsehide never loses strength as it
softens and molds to its owner. (Oh, yeah, originals were Vegetable-Tanned --
hilarious!) Ours doesn't whiten, bleed, mottle, "pull-up" if you look at it
the wrong way or rub
against a door frame. That's social media leather. The beauty and comfort of our hides increase with use and age without
losing durability, incredible water repellency and protection -- why old
manufacturers and riders always preferred Horsehide. (Yet even among originals
variations in horsehide quality exist, the difference being that back then there
were, generally, excellent and good
hides, less crap. Today the field is MUCH narrower and, unsurprisingly, more duplicitous, i.e., cowhide being passed off to unwary as horsehide.)
Incidentally, no original had tougher, heavier, more beautiful natural grain
Horsehides than ours.
American-made at our own LOST WORLDS NYC factory, of course, sewn to
standards that simply must be seen to be believed. Quality that routinely exceeds originals. Examine the close-ups above; the
detailing, precision, articulation; the extraordinary tightness of our
stitching. You be the judge.
Heavy Duty Quilted 100% Pure Nylon Lining.
- Detachable Lamb Shearling (Mouton) Collar.
- Bi-swing Back.
Brass Talon or
Scovill NOS Military
- USA Scovill Snaps.
- USA Nickel Over Brass
Garrison Belt Buckle.
For those who've
dreamt of owning a BUCO but could never find their size, the condition they
desired or one reasonably priced. A lifetime purchase, like every LOST WORLDS
classic. Those who believe that originals are it and nothing else ... back to
self-admitted leather jacket aficionado (i.e. addict), I’m not
surprised that I own multiple Lost Worlds jackets. What does
surprise me, pleasantly, is that the process is as much a part
of why I keep ordering
jackets from Stuart, as the jackets are. In each situation, I have
placed my confidence and trust in Stuart to deliver his best product.
And in every instance he has never failed to deliver on time and beyond
my quality expectations. From vintage to modern, I collect and wear
motorcycle jackets that have a history and reputation for quality. There
are jackets I wear and jackets I look at. My Lost Worlds jackets I live
in. There is no higher compliment I can give Stuart and his team at Lost
Worlds than to tell people that these jackets will be handed to my
daughter to remain in my family for generations. Thank you Stuart and
Lost Worlds – you are making more than just a jacket, you are making a
sentimental piece of art I truly enjoy wearing!”
"I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the J23
I ordered back in September. I've been wearing it as much as
possible through rain, snow Etc.
It's begun shaping to my form and even accommodates the
pistol and mag holder I wear everyday. Really happy with it, it's
every bit as described and then some."
Hope you're doing well during this silly Kungflu thing.
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"Wanted to let you know I received the Custom
J23; Custom Police Jacket; and Easy Rider. All arrived in perfect condition.
I couldn't be more pleased! All fit perfectly, thanks so much for modifying
the Police Jacket; prefer it this way. Unusual look without the epaulets but
with the side zippers. Leather inside pockets are very cool. J23 is also
just right for me, like it without the epaulets. You were correct on size 50
rather than 48 on that one.... The Easy Rider in the 3 oounce seems like a
lightweight compared to the other 2, good for warmer weather. Your size 48
in the other 2 fit me perfectly, even sleeve length and jacket length are
perfect....not sure how you pull that off, but you've done it again. Also,
please thank you workers, beautiful workmanship, just perfect....so rare to
is BEAUTIFUL, thanks for the obviously hard work you put into it. I very
much appreciate your workmanship. Can I purchase an additional light brown
mouton collar from you? I wouldn't mind keeping the black but I really like
the contrast of the lighter brown. Please let me know and thanks again for a
"Jacket Just Arrived It is
Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Green lining is going to be great for cold
morning rides. and the Russet Horsehide is fantastic! I like this
horsehide it feels like it will break in really well. As usual the
tailoring is impeccable and the belt! I am really glad my wife convinced
me to get it. The collar is super warm so everything is complete! Thanks
again for your superlative
Signal Mountain TN
"I got home this evening & opened up the jacket ----Perfect. It exceeded
my expectations. This jacket is badass. Thank you, Sir."
(Maj. Joe Radford on leave from Afghanistan.)
Stuart: received my jacket this afternoon. It is unbelievable! To say
that this thing is heavy duty would be a complete understatement.
that…..the workmanship is beautiful. Thank you so much for producing
such special and unique products that are made right here in the U.S.A.
I am so
happy. Best to you."
"I received my Buco J23.
A substantial and functional piece of art.
As a rider and firefighter I greatly
appreciate having the assurance of protection; the Buco J23 delivers."
BUCO J23 MOTORCYCLE JACKET
NOS #6 Brass Scovill (Conmar) Zippers and Custom Stud/Diamond Tabs
BUCO J23 (above)
Primo American Horsehide grain?
These hides look like the horse
slept with a crocodile.
Pictures taken after barely two years
of dedicated riding!
Amazing, unique grain, even more dramatic in
And butter soft 4 oz. Horsehide from use.
Buco J23 Horsehide Motorcycle
Jacket w/ Mouton Collar attached, Optional Horsehide Belt and
CUSTOM NOS Original Crown Zippers.
CUSTOM BUCO J23:
Double-sided Vintage Burgundy Wool Lining;
NOS Crown Zipper; Double Epaulet
(Lining No Longer Avail.)
OPTIONAL J23/PJ27/TROJAN STUDDED HORSEHIDE BELT
Made of our same
Horsehide as the J23 jacket. Lined with 15 oz. Black Cotton Duck (to protect
finish from wear and abrasion). Our nickel decorative studs and bars -- sand-cast
to our specs, not the stampings that even old BUCOs use. (Current M/C decorative
hardware used by mfgs. is Asian-made of the thinnest, weakest, cheapest
stampings imaginable.) Our Belt Buckle is also sand-cast Nickel finished Brass.
Made for us in England. LOST WORLDS hardware teaches customers about quality almost as much as our
workmanship and hides. After our jackets one simply doesn't go back to what he