CUSTOM LEATHERTOGS 'B'
Belted Motorcycle Jacket
Russet Brown or Black Horsehide Leather
Lining/NOS Brass or Nickel Zippers)
Green, Black, Navy Deerskin
after barely three weeks of rain and use. Some jackets project such presence as to be more than mere clothing
or riding equipment.
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 double breasted front is a visual
stunner. Possibly copied by Buco for its J31 as the few extant
Leathertogs date to the 1940s, but the history is unknown -- these
were working motorcycle jackets, not collectables. WW1 period photos show
aviators, racers and police in short double-breasted
purpose-built leather jackets, and the 'B' exemplifies the transition from button to zipper
configurations in the late 1920s-early 1930s.
Our handiwork? Identical open-seam stitchwork as
Leathertogs 'A'. Note how the artfully
curved left front crosses the chest to line up precisely with the
neck and collar seams. Storied
Lost Worlds workmanship. Craft taken to remarkable extremes.
both decorative and functional widen use options: snapped open
across the chest for venting or 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. There's more going on in the 'B' than in most people's heads.
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 famed hides. Designed for the road, but equally our jackets
end up the pride of collections. Sure, it isn't "cheap" -- rather,
a bargain, an heirloom, nothing less.
To reproduce a
rarely seen classic --
- Magnificent, American, proprietary, natural,
undoctored, peerless, correct,
full grain, chrome-tanned 3.0 - 4.0+ oz. Lost Worlds Russet or Black Horsehides (customer choice - originals
are 3.0 oz). From our own tannery, unavailable anywhere else.
- The Lining -- Heavyweight pure Satin and
Woolens per the original including Rayon-lined Epaulets and Deer
Suede Wrist and Waist Facings.
- Nickel or Brass NOS Talon
or Scovill Zippers and genuine US-made Nickel over Brass Buckle.
- Riveted Belt Loops and Zipper Tabs. USA Nickel Snaps. Nickel Bars
and Studs cast for us
in the UK accent the sleeves, wind flap pocket and epaulets.
- Genuine NOS 1940s-50s 12/4 Cotton Thread.
hardware usually taken for granted for our definition of correctness and quality -- for presence,
integrity ... specialness ... for those who value such. It's all
in the details.
"The jacket arrived and it simply is incredible. Fits like
a glove and the craftsmanship is out of this world. So many
beautiful details, it's perfect in every way. You never
disappoint! Until the next time. Stay safe."
"I have received the jacket yesterday. When I
opened the box I felt like a kiddo on Xmas day! I felt like
holding a piece of history. The jacket is a beauty."
"The absolute coolest most bad ass jacket
in the world. Our parents and grandparents had it right. They had
real style and balls."
This Leathertogs 'B' below and atop this page was picked up by
our customer along with his Leathertogs 'A' at the beginning of
May 2022 and taken home to Finland. (Link these three shots to
see his 'A.' ) Barely three weeks of use and rain clearly
made both jackets his -- stunning natural untampered grain
(still in infant stage!), benchmark drape and profile, heirloom
grade pure and simple. Power and presence. For the ages.
Leathertogs 'B' Shown With
Full Custom Crown Zippers, NOS Vintage Wool/Cotton Plaid Lining
A customer for a
'B' asked us if the spots on the front wiggled around as on a
reproduction 'B' he'd seen. No, we know how to install hardware.
Custom N.O.S. Vintage
Wool/Cotton Flannel Lining
Deer Suede Wrist Facings
CUSTOM 4.0 OZ. WALNUT DEERSKIN L/T 'B'
CUSTOMER-SUPPLIED 5.+ OZ. DARK GRAY
WW2 AND PREWAR TALON NOS ZIPPERS
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."