Like the look of this customized biker jacket?
You’ll have to travel to Tokyo to even get a shot at snagging it.
It’s one of 21 jackets commissioned by Levi’s Vintage Clothing (LVC) for an exhibition called “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” in conjunction with photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, famed for documenting motorcycle culture and rebel style.
12 artists and illustrators from around the world painted the LVC leathers, which are being displayed alongside various photos and items from Lyon’s influential archive.
The Bikeriders is the title of Lyon’s first book from 1968, around the time he became a member of the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle gang, anticipating the whole Easy Rider craze.
The exhibition will be making a stopover at NYC’s Pop Up Flea this weekend en route to Tokyo from San Francisco; on Dec. 7th it will go on display at the Levi’s store in Shinjuku, where the jackets will be sold with proceeds going to children’s charity the Ashinaga foundation.
Of course, as Lyon himself would tell you it’d be way more rebellious to paint your own….
- Posted November 28, 2012
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