Sunday, April 27, 2014

1969, 1970 Sears D Pocket motorcycle jackets

On the market for 20 years at this point, the basic lines of Sears's D-Pocket jacket changed very little. 

Sideburns, turtlenecks and hiphuggers are in, neckties and pleats are out.

Sears D-Pocket motorcycle jackets 1968

There must have been a variety of manufacturers producing these motorcycle jackets for Sears. For a given year of production and style of label, surviving examples show a wide variety of design variations on the D-Pocket, particularly in how the corners are treated.  Some have squared off corners and a well defined D shape, while others are more rounded off and blobby.