With its legendary ‘W style’ collar, black jackets were often seen on the West Coast worn by bikers riding an Indian or a knucklehead as early as the 1930s. We saw this jacket again in the 1950s at Batignolles and in the 1960s around Golf Drouot, on Flandrias. The quintessentially elegant black jacket, which was often looked down upon by parents and idolized by teenagers, has become the symbol of a lifestyle. Our Blouson Noir Deluxe* is made from two to three pieces of horse leather. It features a back-shoulder yoke and shoulder gussets. Kidney belt waist and half belt with a chrome-plated brass buckle. Diagonal zipper on the right side. ‘W style’ collar with double lapel and snap button closure, as well as an elegant neck closure. Tight-fitting sleeves for riding comfort, with a wide leather flap along the wrist zippers. Five pockets, including an inside pocket, a ‘D pocket’ with a lighter pocket, a patch pocket with flap and a hidden pocket underneath the right lapel. 1930s to 1950s style Waldes zippers. Metal accessories on shoulder epaulettes, pocket flaps, belt loops and wrists. Outer charcoal gray stitching. Navy blue cotton twill lining woven in Japan, with inside diamond shaped topstitched padding.
*Standard Blouson Noir jackets are available upon request, with no accessories.