The amazing LOST WORLDS rendering of the highly regarded J23 BUCO Horsehide
Motorcycle Jacket from the old Joseph Buegeleisen Co. of Detroit. (Identical to
J22 except J22 had wool lining.) Originals often
command excessive sums on the vintage market.
stunningly beautiful D-pocket 4+ oz. Black Horsehide Motorcycle Jacket from the
1950s. The best Horsehide in the world, and not by a little, from our own
tannery! Inimitable LOST WORLDS authenticity, quality
and workmanship. A lifetime
purchase: Correct horsehide jackets routinely outlive their owners and
are passed down as heirlooms. (Yes, there's as much difference between different
makers' horsehide as between cars, people, galaxies!) There are some who think
mere hype separates a $1350.00 jacket from cheaper jackets. Are a Porsche Carrera and Hyundai separated merely by hype? Yet,
we do believe that for some, many even, a cheaper, thinner, softer jacket might serve their
needs better than one of ours. Not everyone needs something like our dreadnought Buco J23.
These are for a
special kind of rider. The knowledgeable know from experience the extraordinary
protection a LOST WORLDS Horsehide jacket can afford in potentially serious road
mishaps. Our jackets are equipment, pure and simple, not fashion. If your bike
sports safety and speed modifications yet you consider a jacket just a weather
or fashion accessory, speak to real riders. They know.
hides, genuine Lost Worlds Chrome-Tanned Horsehide never loses strength as it
softens and molds to its owner. (Oh, yeah, originals were Vegetable-Tanned --
hilarious!) It doesn't whiten, bleed, mottle, "pull-up" if you look at it or rub
against a door frame. That's wannabe leather for social mediasts and the
insecurely uncool. The beauty and comfort of our hides increase with use and age without
losing durability, incredible water repellency and protection -- why old
manufacturers and riders always preferred Horsehide. (Yet even among originals
variations in horsehide quality exist, the difference being that back then there
were, generally, excellent and good
hides, less crap. Today the field is MUCH narrower and, unsurprisingly, more duplicitous, i.e., cowhide being passed off to unwary as horsehide.)
Incidentally, no original had tougher, heavier, more beautiful natural grain
Horsehides than ours.
American-made at our own LOST WORLDS NYC factory, of course, sewn to
standards that simply must be seen to be believed. Quality that routinely exceeds originals. Examine the close-ups above; the
detailing, precision, articulation; the extraordinary tightness of our
stitching. Then look at other, even expensive, jackets. You be the judge.
Heavy Duty Quilted 100% Pure Nylon Lining, Detachable Lamb Shearling (Mouton) Collar.
Bi-swing Back. Brass Talon or
Scovill NOS Military
For those who've
dreamed of owning a BUCO but could never find their size, the condition they
desired or one reasonably priced. A lifetime purchase, like every LOST WORLDS
classic. Those who believe that originals are it and nothing else ... back to
Also, please thank your workers,
beautiful workmanship, just perfect....so rare to see nowadays."
to let you know I received the Custom J23; Custom
Police Jacket; and Easy Rider. All arrived in
perfect condition. I couldn't be more pleased!
perfectly, thanks so much for modifying the Police
Jacket, prefer it this way. Unusual look without the
epaulets but with the side zippers. Leather inside
pockets are very cool.
J23 is also just
right for me, like it without the epaulets. You were
correct on size 50 rather than 48 on that one....
The Easy Rider in the 3 ounce seems like a
lightweight compared to the other 2, good for warmer weather.
Your size 48 in the other 2 fit me perfectly, even
sleeve length and jacket length are perfect....not sure how you pull
that off, but you've done it again.
Arlington Hgts IL
is BEAUTIFUL, thanks for the obviously hard work you put into it. I very
much appreciate your workmanship. Can I purchase an additional light brown
mouton collar from you? I wouldn't mind keeping the black but I really like
the contrast of the lighter brown. Please let me know and thanks again for a
"Jacket Just Arrived It is
Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Green lining is going to be great for cold morning rides.
and the Russet Horsehide is fantastic! I like this horsehide it feels
like it will break in really well. As usual the tailoring is impeccable
and the belt! I am really glad my wife convinced me to get it. The
collar is super warm so everything is complete! Thanks again for your
Signal Mountain TN
"I got home this evening & opened up the jacket----Perfect. It exceeded my expectations. It's badass. Thank you, Sir."
Maj. Joe Radford on leave from Afghanistan.
BUCO J23 MOTORCYCLE JACKET
NOS #6 Brass Scovill (Conmar) Zippers and Custom Stud/Diamond Tabs