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BRD Motorcycles // Home Blitz Motorcycles - Home Claymore Jackets MotoKouture-Bespoke-Motorcycles Cycle Chic™ - The Original from Copenhagen. Cafe Racers November | 2013 | Motorcycle Memories One of the things that came up in the recent BBC Timeshift documentary was the similarity of ‘The Black Leather Jacket’ to military clothing of the second world war. The silhouette, cut and fit of the Ton Up Boy’ favourite is identical to the jackets worn by German tank crews, albeit the military garment wasn’t always black, nor was it made of leather. Put aside for a moment the fact that these dashing young chaps were intent on blowing up Tommy and have a look at what they’re wearing. The illustrations below show the garment a little more clearly. Below is the typical Lewis Leathers jacket of the period. I’ve been thinking about the way the clothing of the period changed over time, not least due to the change from buttons to zips. One thing I look at is the way motorcycle clothing develops before and after the war. At the same time, motorcycle racers were also wearing rather larger double breasted leather jackets which buttoned to one side. Check out this jacket he makes!

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