PDW Touts ‘50s Moto Style With An Old-School Horsehide Leather Jacket

Mar 1, 2021

Category: Style

Prometheus Design Werx is no stranger when it comes to crafting quality apparel using the latest technical fabrics, but the company also knows that some classics just don’t need any improvement. That’s the spirit behind their new CR1 jacket, a horsehide leather moto jacket inspired by the cafe racing culture of the 1950s.

Rather than turning to regular cow leather for their old school leather jacket, PDW went with the less common — but more capable — horsehide. The material was the preferred choice for tough outerwear in the first half of the twentieth century, and the CR1 utilizes a premium front quarter horsehide with a 3 oz hide weight. This horsehide is supremely supple and easy to break-in, while still offering more abrasion resistance than other leathers. The jacket also features a MIL-SPEC 5050 NYCO Ripstop Liner, Nickel Silver YKK zippers, and is handmade in San Francisco by a company that’s been outfitting motorcycle clubs for decades. The CR1 jacket retails for $989 and is available now from Prometheus Design Werx.

Purchase: $989

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