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.
NOS Scovill #5 Brass Zipper.
Genuine Heavyweight Pure 100% Nylon Satin
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.)
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.
IT!!!!!!!! This jacket is one of your best! Definitely worth the
wait. The heavy horse is perfect and should look great as the
grain starts showing from wear."
Signal Mountain TN
"The Black Roadhouse jacket I just received is a work of art and
the fit is on point; like all of the Lost Worlds jackets I own the
craftsmanship is exquisite and the leather superb. I make custom
fountain pens from scratch for sale around the world on a large
gunsmith lathe (1200 pounds), so I recognize quality work when I