Motorcycle riders love leather. You see it in movies, TV shows and advertisements. Even those who don’t ride, aspire to achieve the look by wearing leather “moto” jackets and boots.
The most memorable association of motorcycle riders and leather jackets stemmed from Marlon Brando’s character Johnny in the 1953 movie, The Wild One. Watching him dismount his motorcycle, clad in a sleek black jacket made everyone of the era envy him. But Brando had ample reason to choose leather over other textiles. It was not only stylish, but extremely functional.
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