This vintage biker jacket comes from an era when adventure came more naturally to us. A time when leather jackets — indeed, leather everything — were improved by the addition of a live eagle perched on your fierce leather gauntlet.
That’s because motorcycling actually is made much more adventurous if you attempt to ride while grappling a giant grumpy feathery raptor.
Let’s all imagine how much easier it would be to ride with a lovebird, shall we?
This style of jacket has this super smart feature — a double row of zippers, so one may choose to zip tight or zip loose. Adventure Eagle man is zipped tight. Smiling East Side Re-Rides model is zipped loose. Apparently this feature is to accommodate a thick underlayer of clothing on cold days, but I prefer to think of it as pre-and-post turkey dinner. Nom.
Hein Gericke vintage classic plus (zippers like you have never seen before)
(there are a few more Hein Gericke jackets of other styles and sizes, and a few that look like this but of different brands. do drop in.)