Punk rock leather jackets
Johnny Ramone insisted that Ramones image should be based on his preference for the Schott ‘Perfecto’ model biker jacket - it made sense as it was a company working out of NYC. This was also the jacket that Brando wore in ‘The Wild One’ and rockers such as Joan Jett & The Blackhearts got kitted out there too.
Over in London though, it seemed to be a rite of passage for the punks to head to Lewis Leathers for their classic biker jacket. Certainly The Clash, The Damned and The Sex Pistols went.
There are a few differences in detail, but when you look at the famous wearers of the London-style jacket, it’s interesting to see Joey Ramone claimed as one of the London brand’s own… you have to wonder if this was another small protest against Johnny’s rules?
Everything gets better when steampunk’d. That’s a fact. Brian Kesinger knows it, and does it with an awesomeness I seldom saw. From Transformers to GI Joe, Star Wars and the Avengers, I guess that yep, again, everything’s better when steampunk’d. K