Lewis Leathers Vol.1

Lewis Leathers Vol.1

Wings, Wheels and Rock 'n' Roll

Rin Tanaka, Derek Harris

Cycleman Books

Hardcover: 241 pages
Publisher: Rin Studios LLC; First Special
Language: English, Japanese

ISBN / Barcode: 9780998886008

Subject: Fashion Miscellaneous

If a book ever deserved to be bound in soft, supple, deep black leather, then this is it! Open its pages and, just like the Jumanji board game in the 1995 film of the same title, all kinds of wonderful things fly out...the whiff of Castrol R, the sound of the juke box at the Ace Cafe and the smell of brand new racing leathers. Printed in Japan to the very highest standards, and written in both English and Japanese, this superb square-format hardback contains numerous evocative black and white images from the rock and roll years reproduced on the highest-quality glossy paper I have ever felt! Written by Rin Tanaka with the help of Lewis Leathers Director Derek Harris, the book also uniquely features scores of historic items from the Lewis Leathers clothing range which Derek has painstakingly put together over 25 years. These range from 1920s-40s flying and motoring kit to the leather jackets and racing suits so fondly remembered from the golden era of the 1950s and 60s and beyond. Rarely have I seen such outstanding photographic reproduction as has been attained in this 242-page coffee table masterpiece but it doesn t end there, for there are innumerable old advertisements; colour sections showing everything from the evolution of zips from the early- to-mid 1930s to the mid-to-late 1960s; the covers of old catalogues; vintage labels and patches; Aviakit wear; helmets; a wonderful spread of colourful 1960s front covers from Motor Cycle and Motor Cycle Mechanics; metal brooch badges for jacket customisation; and a 22-page colour section about the 59 Club entitled A Rocker s Diary, 1967-1968. Lewis Leathers Wings, Wheels and Rock n Roll Volume 1 also contains some great photos of the D Lewis Ltd shop in Great Portland Street, London, one of them from our own Mortons Archive showing a very young Mike Evans of Motor Cycle being skilfully measured up in the basement by the well- remembered store manager Bill Keating in 1967. Our archive has provided many other wonderful full-page shots, including one of Les Graham (AJS) in 1950; John Surtees (MV Agusta) making a refuelling stop at the TT in the late 1950s; Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Ken Redfern and John Cooper on the starting grid at Mallory Park; and another of Mike the Bike on the Senior Honda four, with his boots taped to his suit, in the pits during the historic clash between himself and Giacomo Agostini in 1967. --Cafe Racer Magazine April/2017

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