This item is made to order.
Deadline is March 31, 2024.
*Orders placed between December 12, 2023 and January 11, 2024 will be shipped in order from early February 2024.
*Orders placed between January 12, 2024 and February 12, 2024 will be shipped sequentially from early March 2024.
*Orders placed between February 13, 2024 and March 31, 2024 will be shipped in order from late April 2024.
The Lightning Archives series
The Lightning Archives series gained popularity when it was published few years ago.
Reissue of the Lightning Archives series was long-waited by vintage fans all over the world.
We are pleased to announce the reissuing of the series.
About the book
This book is a revised edition of a book called Lightning Archives Leather Jackets, first published in 2014. The Lightning Archives is a series of books on rare vintage clothing that collects rare and valuable items that should be preserved for future generations. This book also includes as many highly valuable leather jackets with documentary value as possible for the readers.
Leather jackets have always fascinated men. Today, leather jackets have established their position as a fashion item, but they originated as "gear" to protect people from harsh environments. This book collects only so-called "vintage" leather jackets from the 1930s, when leather wear was still recognized as "gear," to the 1970s, when it flourished as a fashion item. With the cooperation of vintage clothing stores and collectors, we have gathered a total of more than 300 vintage leather jackets, which are both famous and rare. Instead of grouping these jackets by brand or type, we grouped them by manufactured age. This allows the reader to intuitively understand the changes in leather jacket design in chronological order.
While most people tend to focus on the front design of leather jackets, the pleats and leather joints on the back are also important points where changes in design can be seen. In this book, we have included photos of the backs of all the jackets. We hope that you will enjoy the changes in the backside design, which are both subtle and profound.
This book can be read in any way you like. You can enjoy the changes in design by going through the pages in order from the beginning, or you can use this book to "check the answers" of vintage jackets you find at vintage clothing stores. We hope you will enjoy the depth of leather jackets as much as we do.