Established in the late 19th century, heritage British motorcycle clothing company Lewis Leathers has been specializing in leather jackets for 130 years. Worn by RAF pilots up to and during WW2 as well as motorcyclists throughout the ages in Japan, U.S., and the U.K., many Lewis Leather pieces have become sought-after vintage grails having been brought into popular culture by icons such as Kate Moss and members of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Artic Monkeys. In its latest collaboration, COMME des GARÇONS works with Lewis Leathers to produce a classic Lightning Tight Fit Jacket.
The piece was designed by CDG founder and designer Rei Kawakubo herself and features a gloss black leather body with white leather sleeves and metallic silver details across the buckles, zippers, and aviation-inspired badges. The inner lining is found in quilted red fabrics and a woven AVIAKIT label is stitched on the upper back. Rounding out the design are expandable sleeve cuffs, hidden pockets with custom ball-and-chain zippers, and COMME des GARÇONS marker handwriting on the left sleeve.
The COMME des GARÇONS x Lewis Leathers Lightning Tight Fit Jacket is now available at CDG Aoyama for ¥275,000 JPY (approximately $2,076 USD).
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