THE LEATHER JACKET - ETERNAL CLASSIC
The classic leather jacket has no season or year to wear. It is not determined by any trend, simply because it will always be in fashion. Here are some interesting facts about the history of one of our favorite clothes.
When we think of a leather jacket, we immediately think of the Olson twins, Kate Moss and almost everyone else in the brigade of stars who impose fashion trends. The leather jacket is practical and suitable for all weather conditions. It can be called the informal uniform of modern society.
Did you know that the history of this iconic piece of fabric actually dates back to the early 1900s, during the First World War?
German fighter pilots were among the first to wear a leather jacket over their uniforms. Convenience met fashion in 1928, when Manhattan raincoat maker Irving Schott designed the first motorcycle jacket for Harley-Davidson. The jacket is called "Perfecto", named after a cigar and sold for a modest $ 5.50 (compared to the version desired by celebrities Balenciaga, for example, which today costs $ 3,000). Then the jacket design adapted a zipper instead of buttons, like the jackets of aviators worn during the war.
And so we go through the 30s and 40s, where the hero in our story becomes the main clothing of the boys in the US military, which in itself makes it a street trend.
Shortly afterwards came the time of the unforgettable leather jacket 1950, 1960 and 1970, when it began to establish itself among the style of the greatest celebrities, such as Marlon Brando, James Dean, the Beatles, Duran Duran. The mania for this outfit is real!
In the landmarks of 90's fashion, the leather jacket was finally present in the wardrobe of bold and modern women. This fashion is imposed by super models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, and today, 30 years later, there is no lady from show business who does not have a classic leather jacket, or one in color.