Lewis Leathers is British oldest motorcycle company. Lewis Leathers is specialised in high quality, English-made classic motorcycle jackets since 1892. In the mid ’50’s the British young teenagers were inspired by the American biker look which they picked-up by the than new motorcycle culture. They started to wear Lewis Leathers jackets. During the ’70’s Lewis Leathers got the attention from the Punk scene. The company has a rich history and is nowadays a true cult classic. Rin Tanaka, publisher from the legendary My Freedamn book range, made the ‘Lewis Leathers – Wings, Wheels and Rock & Roll Vol.1 (1890’s-1960’s)‘ book together with Derek Harris (the driving force behind Lewis Leathers). Rin Tanaka is an expert as it comes to vintage clothing and lifestyle. With the Lewis Leathers book Vol. 1 Rin Tanaka dived into the large Lewis Leathers archive to show some unique pieces and highlights from the company. Just like his previous books you can put this one also high on your wishlist. And it seems that there’s also coming a Vol. 2.

www.lewisleathers.com & www.myfreedamn.com

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.