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Biker Jacket

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Provenance
Composition
100% Leather (Calfskin)
Leather hides found in
ITALY
Garment made in
ITALY
No. of units made
3
  • Black

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Material composition
100% Leather (Calfskin) (Lining: 100% Viscose)
Material story

We found this fine leather at a warehouse that specifically sources remnant leathers. It was supposedly left over from the accessory production of a well known luxury house, in which some parts of the hides were used, but the vast majority was left unused. For us though, it was love at first touch. The quality was so high that we knew we had to make a classic piece that would be loved and worn for many years.

It doesn’t get any more iconic than the biker, it’s become a cultural symbol of bad boys (and girls) everywhere.

Created in 1928 by Irving Schott, the ‘Perfecto’ biker jacket was built to be a more practical version of the button-up motorcycle jackets of the time. The cropped, snug fit and asymmetric zipper became its signature. The jacket surpassed its utilitarian roots and became synonymous with ‘cool’ in 1953’s The Wild One, in which Marlon Brando played a Perfecto-wearing leader of a biker gang.

By the 70s and 80s, punks and rock musicians redefined the jacket’s subversiveness. Part of the downtown New York City uniform, it was seen on the likes of The Ramones, Patti Smith and Debbie Harry just to name a few. Still tied to non-conformity and youth rebellion, the women in particular used it as a feminist symbol of equality–and just general badassery.

By the 90s, the jacket really became the wardrobe staple it is today. Supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss were frequently seen in vintage biker jackets, both on and off duty, inspiring legions of their fans to try the jacket themselves.

Our Producers

  • Made in Italy

  • Local, family-run factory (3rd generation)

  • Produce for high-end brands

  • Specialisation: leather garments

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