For awhile now, I've admired this studded Buco J-24 D-Pocket from one of Rin Tanaka's books. Tanaka calls it "The coolest leather jacket of this century." Here are some photos: Lost worlds makes a reproduction of this jacket, but its $2350. (Not to mention the heavy leather.) So I decided to make my own. I picked up this 1951 Sears Hercules D-Pocket on eBay a couple months ago: I blackened the zippers with aluminum blue, and added most of the spots work already. Also took off the ugly pull on the D-Pocket and added my own zipper pull made from 40s horsehide I had from another project. I didn't like the rings of studs on the arms, so I decided to go for something a bit more low-key. I'm not sure if I'll add studs to the lapels either. Still need to add the jewels on the front (I found some cool swarovski jewel studs on etsy) and long studs on the epaulets to get the full look, but I'm pretty pleased with how the jacket is turning out. As for the back, I decided to reinterpret things a bit since my jacket won't have a belt, and the back of my jacket is a bit different than the J-24. I added this "reflector rivet" to the back of the jacket as the main accent. You see reflector rivets on the backs of Buco belts and kidney belts from the fifties. I guess the idea was that if you were bent over your motorcycle at night, an approaching car's headlights would catch the reflectors on your belt so you could be seen. I thought it was a cool idea to add it directly to the back of the jacket. Just wanted to share this project since I thought you all might enjoy it. It was reading your posts that inspired me to do it in the first place. I'll post some more pics once it's finished.