ROCK AND ROLL JACKET
BLACK COMPETITION WEIGHT
- Rayon lining - Rock-n-Roll jacket 50s twin zip design
- Full length action back
- Strengthened kidney panel
- Removable belt buckle - held by fold-over + snap
- Half belts stitched in at sides
- Snap-close belt loops
- Shoulder epaulets with snaps
- Twin front zippers for size adjustability
- Leather-lined inside gun pocket
- Competition weight steerhide
- Black rayon lining
- 1 Zip-close front glove pocket
- 2 Zip-close exterior hand pockets
- Zip-close cigarette pocket
- Ignition key pocket - leather lined - on left sleeve
- Windtight low-bulk zip close sleeves
- Chrome snaps - all parts
- Chrome zippers
Warning: Last items in stock!
Availability date: 04/29/2019
This is the leather jacket made famous by the legendary punk rock lead singer Joey Ramone, and can be seen immortalized in the Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland, OH.
The Vanson Rock & Roll leather jacket is explicitly derived from the British Rockers scene of the early '60s. The '60s in England were a time defined by rebellion and creativity. The Mods and Rockers fought each other all around the South Coast of England. Pirate radio ships starting with Radio Veronica off the Dutch coast, then Radio Caroline and Radio London off the English coast were all symptoms of the restless boomer generation. Along with, and maybe because of, the offshore radio stations came The Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, the Byrds, and so many others building a wave of popular culture that would wash over the Americas as “The British Invasion”. The Ace Cafe, BSAs, Nortons, Triumphs, Dresda, Dunstall, all were markers in the world of the Rocker. This very cool dynamic, rebellious energy is reflected in the Rock & Roll Jacket.
The vintage version featured twin-track zippers and sewn-in half belts for a snug, wind-tight fit, and relied on authentic '60s technology - heavy sweaters and “dead air space” for insulation, with an adjustable tight fit to “keep things in place” while the bikes rattled and shook. Vanson enhancements to our version include a large, stiffened lower-back kidney panel and full-length action back to make this jacket optimally functional. Timeless period features such as the leather-lined ignition key pocket on the left sleeve and a concealed carry leather-lined gun pocket built in to the inside facing make the Vanson Rock & Roll leather jacket a classic favorite of riders and rockers alike. A rugged look with durable details and hand-built craftsmanship that can only be a Vanson. American made to last a lifetime - and beyond (R.I.P., Joey).
- Size MED-(SZ 42 Chest measures 48.5 inches = NORM FIT (6.5 of chest ease)
- Back length is 27 ...Front 22 ...Sleeves are 35.50 Nape of neck to Wrist.
- Bottom circumference sweep is 43 inches.
- Jacket is meant to end just below the beltline
- Twin front zipper design allows the circumference of the jacket torso to
- grow about 2 inches (a whole size) for either sweaters in winter or greater
- air-flow in summer.
- Download the Fit Chart
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