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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Superfluous, Mar 14, 2017.
Sleeves on that last one are beyond a. Mazing!
@Superfluous please STOP posting these Hercules pics...You're driving me crazy!
Ha! I already had that one. It was the jacket that began it all back in 2011!
There's a nice Aero repro on eBay now. Shame it's a 40". I'd be all over it. Even if it is in Vicenza....(which I actually like tbh).
@ton312 if you look at the measurements, it's not really a 40 .
Time to buy that Herc. You know you can't live without it. You just can't.
18" shoulder and 22" p2p is too small tho. I figured it would be sized more like a HWM but those #'s make me think it's more akin to a 30's HB perhaps? It's a very cool pattern. It was a coin toss between the OH and 50's HB last go around.
It's certainly similar to the Lewis Monza (introduced in the early 70s at some point, later joined by the longer Super Monza - which also had the buckles to the rear for a cleaner front), though I'm not sure it is one. The label has been neatly removed from the back of the neck (it may have torn and fallen out, of course, but there are sellers out there who will cut the label out of close copies in order to pas them off as Lewis). The chest pocket is something I've never seen on a Monza; also, the pocket zip pullers are wrong (should be ball and chain). I'm actually leaning to susepct it might be a Mascot, as the straps with those chrome eyelets are very much their style; Lewis, to the best of my knowledge, never did a side belt with a pin or eyelets, just a slide-through buckle.
I'd hazard a guess this is a ladies' Perfecto, perhaps a female version of the Schott 613 - note that there appears to be a star-shaped stud on the epaulettes. Everything else, including the zip pulls, looks quite Schott to my eye.
If you could trace who this lady is, you'd probably get a definitive or close answer. Obviously a one-piece racing suit (see how long the zip goes down to her crotch). Probably a custom made piece.
This is very much is the style of Revit's shoots for their women';s line - both in shot composition and in jacket style, but it could be several other companies as well. It's definitely a 'real' riding jacket, though, not a fashion piece.
These look interesting - Japanese? I love that muted grey-blue of the one on the right. Very popular colour for Lewis in the 70s/80s, on Monza and Supermonza types especially.
A lot like the GRizzly SJC sampled at one time; I think a few companies did their own version of this, all inspired by the same original.
Edward, do you know if SJC has any intention to re-stock that grizzly? It's one of the only ones I've seen that I'd actually wear and it was priced really well. Far below others I've seen.
Simon has threatened to here and there, but I think he's staying out of the leather niche for now. Maybe in a few years' time.
I'm seeing this as more The Vampire Elvis, circa 1978....
Have you checked out the revived Gold Top? They do some nice jackets in this style; their 'waxed tan' colour is a little more orangey than this yellowy tone, but it's not far away imo.
Got it! Chanced across one of these on eBay last night - it's a Mascot Hi-Flyer, absent its rear neck label.
I don’t know at what point a woman on a greasy motorbike wearing a leather jacket became sexy to me... probably when I got into leather jackets.
She’s the real deal
You're a baaaad man.