Biker biker biker jacket (to be sung to the theme tune of Biker Grove)

Lots of pictures ahoy! Well, 5. But over 50% of these have celebs in!

Anyway, this post is an homage to the Schott Perfecto biker jacket – the original. The company was founded in 1913 by brothers Irving and Jack Schott. Schott NYC was the first company to put a zip on a jacket – thus creating the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket, made popular in movies like The Wild One (1953).

AND in Lady GaGa’s video for ‘Love Game’ she and all her dancers wear Perfectos. I shit you not:

With Julien Macdonald declaring ‘scuba is the new biker’ it’s a good time to take a walk down memory lane into the history of the biker jacket before it disappears all together and we are left wearing wetsuits and flippers.

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One response to “Biker biker biker jacket (to be sung to the theme tune of Biker Grove)

  1. I just bought a leather jacket which I LOVE but now I want one of these too! There is also a design for men that Belstaff does that is very similar to the shapes I see above this post… I think I might be developing a serious addiction to leather 🙂

    http://anastasia-duck.blogspot.com

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