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The History of Leather & Wool Fashion

Posted by Pops on 11/8/2016 to General

Leather jackets and vests are more than a cool-guy trend. In fact, leather fashion apparel has a rich history, spanning from the early 1900’s to present day. The iconic apparel is closely linked to subcultures, like greasers of the 1940s and ‘50s, motorcyclists and military aviators. Here are currently some of the trending styles:


Legendary Hellcat Men’s G-1 Leather Flight Jacket with Side Entry

Our Legendary Hellcat Men’s G-1 Leather Flight Jacket, for example, is an official military aviator jacket. It goes back to the World War II era, and this particular G-1 continues today to be donned by the world renowned US Navy Blue Angels. The flight jacket features seal brown cowhide leather, plush genuine sheep fur collar while “USN” stamping on the front fly panel honors the US Navy. When you wear the G-1, you don’t have to compromise comfort thanks to underarm gussets with vent holes; they ensure full range of motion and airflow where you need it most. Plus, it’s proudly made in the USA.


Legendary Reckless Outlaw Men’s Aged Leather Motorcycle Vest & Legendary Road Warrior Men’s Horsehide Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Because leather is an all-weather material, vests and jackets constructed from it are ideal for motorcyclists, as they’re exposed to various elements and leather is a natural wind-breaker. The Legendary Reckless Outlaw Men’s Motorcycle Vest features aged cowhide leather for a vintage flair. The Pistola tethered concealed carry pockets comfortably fit a full-size Colt .45 ACP and magazine, or you can use the pockets to carry your cell phone and similar sized essentials.


When your ride calls for a little more coverage, opt for our Legendary Road Warrior Men’s Horsehide Leather Motorcycle Jacket. The vented design with safety armor pockets promise comfort and protection, while large pouch pockets keep your must-haves conveniently close by.


Wool Naval Peacoats

During World War I, the US Navy adopted peacoats from European sailors; but the coats had been around long before then. ‘Pilot jackets,’ as they were occasionally referred, appeared in newspapers dating at least back to the 1720s. The Naval version’s heavy wool material was perfect for the cold, inclement weather seafaring men were subjected to.


Though you might not be setting sail anytime soon, the classic design is perfect for those occasions when you want to look polished and also stay warm. Legendary USA offers numerous peacoat styles, including Schott NYC, Sterlingwear and Fidelty designs, so you’re sure to find a peacoat that suits your unique taste.


 Whether you’re in the market for a smart, traditional Naval Peacoat or the rugged function and flair of leather vests and jackets, Legendary USA offers fashion and protection that will last long into the future.

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