Founded in 1933 the Jos. Buegeleisen Co., or "Buco" (Say it Like Beatiful), made some of the most iconic styles of motorcycle jackets to date, and obviously good design has played a roll since many of these styles are still done to this day by more companies than can be counted.
After contracting with the government during WWII for flight helmets, Buco saw the potential in moto parts and apparel and an icon was soon to be born. Starting with their JH-1 and 2 jackets, they found a niche with the motorcycle trade and went strong until the death of their founder in the late 60's, when the company was sold to overseas interests.
- This jacket is based on the Buco J-100 of the late 1940's. The first of its kind "Cafe Racer" jacket.
The pattern is a close fitting jacket, with wide shoulders, deep arm holes, and relatively roomy arms, and a quite trim body. Intended for racing the minimal style was copied by many other in the intervening years.
Sleeve zips, to combat the wind when riding.
Two Piece back with yoke.
Two Separate chest pockets.
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: Full Grain, Chrome tanned, Semi-Aniline, Black Horsehide
Thread: Black Tex 16
Lining: Black Heavy Weight Cotton Drill
Zippers: Exact reproduction, Talon zippers, made by Waldes, Japan