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Product Feature – 1970s Kett leather biker jacket

Kett leather biker jacket zip

1970s Kett leather biker jacket

A guaranteed head-turner. This Kett leather biker jacket is a vision in blue…

Is it blue? Is it black? Most leather jackets, let alone bikers, are either brown or black. This example, made in the 1970s by Kett Leathers in England, is a beautiful shade of midnight blue. It’s an exceptional piece.

With its round neck, faux-padded shoulders and zip through front, it oozes cafe racer style. This example is a Medium size, with a roomy fit, and would stretch to a Large, slim fit at a push. Grab it before it speeds off.

Vintage Kett leather biker jacket
A vintage, midnight blue, Kett leather biker jacket

What’s so good about it?

This Kett biker jacket has a lot going for it. Here are the features that make it great.

The Fade: The colours range across the jacket from the deep blue of the original finish to a vivid cobalt blue in areas with the most wear. This is not factory aging, it’s true vintage wear and patina.

Vintage Kett leather biker jacket zip and fade detail image
An example of the fading to the leather

 

The Shape: A great example of classic cafe racer styling. Lightweight enough to wear on a casual weekday night out, styled with a vintage rock tee.

Vintage Kett leather biker jacket back view
The back of the jacket, showing the side cinch fastenings

 

The Detailing: Most of the zippers still have their great looking, original, ball-and-chain style zip pulls. The jacket comes with side cinches too.

The Label: This jacket’s label is definitely quirky. The designer has had fun (with some success) playing with type as image. Yes, it’s a motorcycle, sort of – but we wouldn’t want to try riding it!

Vintage Kett leather biker jacket neck label detail
The jacket neck label, with its quirky motorcycle motif

 

Buy It Now: You can buy this item now, if you’re quick, by following this link to its page in our shop.