Thursday, March 20, 2014

1949 Aviator / Motorcycle jacket

This Hercules labeled jacket from 1949 is a transitional model.  It has the chest pocket, handwarmers and belted back of pre-war and wartime "Aviator" or "Aviation" leather jackets, with the addition of modified zipper cuffs.  As seen yesterday, the motorcycle jacket in its recognizable form was already being sold by this point, but it's interesting to see the convergence of the two related styles.