classic, sought after late 1940s police horsehide
motorcycle jacket from the Golden Age of American
rugged leather jackets.
The CHP oozes noir.
Cops are wearing similar
jackets when they corner Cody Jarrett (James Cagney)
at the conclusion of the iconic WHITE HEAT (1949):
"Top of the world, Ma!" (Cagney wears an original A-2
in this movie -- great touch!)
All the desirable features: Extended,
reinforced Kidney Panel; adjustable Laced Waist,
Leather Badge Mount; adjustable Snap Collar (to
display his uniform shirt and tie when he pulled you
over -- ah, those were the days; cops had a bit
of style and decorum); Snap Epaulets; Zippered Sleeves with
interior Shearling Wrist Warmers. In famous LOST
WORLDS Heavyweight 4+ oz. Chrome-Tanned, Drum-Dyed
BLACK HORSEHIDE. Pure heavyweight Nylon Satin Lining
(not a polyester; no frizzing or premature wear; up to
the task of making the CHP comfortable and
100% Cotton Railroad Stripe or Drill Interlining for increased
wind resistance; Heavyweight Brass Talon
Zipper. Optional custom HORSEHIDE belt (police
originally supplied their own gun belts).
workmanship without equal, including originals. Like
opening a time capsule. Collectors who know and covet
original horsehide motorcycle jackets are
amazed. Those who don't know ask, "Were they supposed
to be this heavy?" !!!! Indeed they were. Light ain't
right! Customers who want lightweight,
pre-softened jackets won't appreciate the LOST WORLDS
CHP. And aren't
riders as in days of yore, when these jackets and their
the roads. When everything American was overbuilt, to
protect and to last. When form followed function.
Throughout this site we make
reference to the amazing stories we hear of
riders involved in serious road mishaps with
their LOST WORLDS jackets and the
astonishing protection from injury
afforded by our hides and construction. Our jackets
are equipment, not fashion. And bargains at the price,
improving, not failing, with age. Becoming even more
beautiful, cooler, with each wearing, a treasured secondary
benefit after their protective capabilities.
Made at our own NYC factory, of course, as
every LOST WORLDS is.