Saturday, April 26, 2014

1960s Sears D-Pocket Motorcycle Jackets

Through the early to mid 1960s, Sears used the same advertising image of their D-Pocket motorcycle jacket year after year.  These are probably the most common that you see today. These jackets were made under a variety of labels.  Earlier ones were made under the Sears Hercules label, of which there were several versions over the production run. Some were made with Fieldmaster labels, other with Oakbrook sportswear, and later models with labels from "The Leather Shop". 

1958 Sears D-Pocket motorcycle jacket

After the introduction of the steerhide version of the Sears D Pocket, the horsehide one was dropped.  The sewn on patch d-pocket of the earlier models gave way to one which was defined by stitching.  The cigarette pocket went from a patch to a interior pocket.