Peters Tailors Vintage Horsehide Motorcycle Jacket Lost Worlds Lost Worlds Peters Vintage Motorcycle Jackets

 

 

 

VINTAGE HYDE CORP.

0076

'PETERS' TAILORS

(MISSION STREET, SAN FRANCISCO)

1930s-40s

CUSTOM MEN'S MOTORCYCLE JACKET

BLACK OR RUSSET BROWN HORSEHIDE

NOS VINTAGE RUST BROWN MOUTON REMOVABLE COLLAR

$2500.00

38R-48R

 

 

 


PETERS BLACK HORSEHIDE JACKET
N.O.S. CROWN ZIPPER OPTION

 


The amazing eye-candy 1930s-40s PETER TAILORS Art Deco Horsehide Motorcycle Jacket recreated and idealized in all its complexity and drama. Each Peters was custom-made and no two are identical (of the few surfaced) -- see pics below.

Other Original issue options:

Snapped Belt Loops.

Matching Horsehide Belt available ($275.00).

Nickel Waist Snaps.

 

 

The Peters is unduplicated in the fascinatingly obscure canon of bygone vintage motorcycle jackets. The extraordinary front almost makes the daunting Leathertogs 'B'
seem simple by comparison (yeah, right!), evoking military tunics. Great vintage motorcycle jacket designs like this drip imagination, bravado and individuality, and the Peters is wizard-like in pushing the over-the-top envelope of Baroque devil-may-care design artistry and cojones.

Eye-dazzling Deco back, a stylistic and technical tour-de-force of arched sunbeam-like radii with a genuine inverted rider's center vent. Speed -- image and ethos.

Laced Waist.

Right Side Zipper Facing.

N.O.S. 1940s  Mouton Collar (Detachable).

100% Pure Nylon USA Flight Satin Lining.

USA Scovill Snaps.

Melamine Cat's Eye Buttons.

N.O.S. Vintage Copper Metal Backing Buttons.



The Lost Worlds reproduction:

Benchmark proprietary American Chrome-Tanned correct Horsehide, unmatched for natural grain, water repellency, Superman strength, heirloom permanence.

Other-worldly workmanship.

Mind-altering fit and detailing and refusal to descend to the level of the ignorant.

Riding First ethos -- this is safety equipment, not swishy 'look at me' fashion wear.

 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

 


 

CUSTOM PETERS
NOS CROWN FRONT ZIPPER
COROZO CAT'S EYE BUTTONS
BELT LOOPS DELETE
OFF-WHITE MOUTON

WAIST SNAPS




  
DEERSKIN PETERS MOTORCYCLE JACKET

 

 



 







Original 'PETERS' Motorcycle Jackets
Top left: Belt Loops. Absence of right front Zipper Facing.
Top right: Loop Delete. Zipper Facing. Single Waist Snap.
Below Left: Twin Snap.

 

'SUNRISE' or 'SPEED' Back



 

 



LOST WORLDS 'PETERS' W/ VINTAGE HAND-CUT MOTHER-OF-PEARL CAT'S EYE BUTTONS

 

 

 





 

 




PETERS INTERIOR


Note the brown roughout leather waist facings. This unusual feature is often found on Leathertogs (Massachusetts) jackets too where typically only the center waist facing is the roughout reverse hide. The Peters extends this feature to the full waist. Not a "fashion choice," rather to reduce abrasion and finish loss from contact with the rider's leather belt, keys, holster, knife sheath, etc., reduce lining wear and add comfort and waist flexibility. Very cool, eye-catching.

 

Functionality -- it's no fun and potentially unsafe as well to snap off a button while riding, so we sew vintage N.O.S. copper backing buttons (visible above). Additional bling too. Details, details, details!

The "archaeology" of vintage motorcycle jacket design.


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