Originally adapted from tank corps gear of World War I, the moto jacket wasn’t shortened into the classic American symbol that we know today until Irving Schott created it in 1928. The cropped moto jacket with its tough look became the symbol of rebellion in greaser culture in the 1950s. It was the Mods however (they really seem to have thought of everything) that slimmed down the jacket and adapted it for women.
Today, the moto jacket and its many variations have infiltrated the closets of Rockers, Mods, and business women alike. We really love this Wilson’s Leather jacket that we found in the CZ Vintage shop.
Pair with waxed denim and a fitted t-shirt for a chic, updated version of the greaser look.