|Joan Jett in Lewis Leathers (source)|
I have a deep and abiding love of the biker jacket. Though I am a professional Lezsquire by day, I have been known to occasionally moonlight as lead singer/guitarist for an all-female rock band (a calling which has sadly been put on hold since moving to LA). I also have a slight motorcycle fixation. The leather jacket works double duty as pure rock and roll and a wink and a nod at our lesbian leatherdyke foremothers.
The classic American biker jacket is the Schott Perfecto. This is the black leather jacket that was worn by the likes of Marlon Brando and James Dean. I have to admit, I'm not as big of a fan of the Schott Perfecto as one might guess. Reason being the wraparound waist belt and the tiny front pocket that diverts my attention from any of the other magnificence of the jacket (seriously, that tiny front pocket is bothersome). On the bright side, the stars on the epaulets are awesome and the jacket is an American classic.
|Schott Perfecto - Available at http://www.schottnyc.com/|
|Lewis Leather Lightning - available at http://www.lewisleathers.com/|
|Kate Moss in Lewis Leathers (via)|
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