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! 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 $1200.00 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 Chrome-Tanned Heavyweight Horsehide never loses strength as it
softens and molds to its owner. Its beauty and comfort always increase without
losing durability 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, great and good
hides. Today the field is MUCH narrower and, unsurprisingly, more duplicitous
(i.e., cowhide being passed off to unwary as horsehide).
American-made at our own LOST WORLDS NYC factory, of course, sewn to standards
that simply must be seen to be believed. Quality that at the very least
equals, but 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.
Quilted 100% Pure Nylon Lining, Detachable Lamb Shearling (Mouton) Collar.
Bi-swing Back. Brass Talon
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
NOW AVAILABLE: 4.0+ oz. American Chrome-Tanned, Drum-Dyed Cowhide; identical
materials and workmanship, decreased cost.
Tough, beautiful hides. If you don't need or
can't quite reconcile the cost of Horsehide, our Cowhide makes an excellent
compromise. In the 1950s Buco offered Cowhide as an economical (25% less)
alternative to Horsehide, so the customer needn't sacrifice authenticity.