This is a vintage Lewis Leathers Aviakit biker suit with a great worn look. Made from a heavy premium leather, the suit is fully lined, has a chunky vislon ZIPP front zipper and plenty of interesting patches that were added over the years. We know the original owner of this one - Billy Lloyd - and he remembers the exact year he purchased it, which was 1976, and we also have his Lewis Leather boots that are equally amazing!
Used and fair to good vintage condition with general heavy signs of wear, abrasion/ scuffs, discolouration and marks throughout. There is fraying around the throat fastening, and the stitching that is starting to come away under the right armpit (as worn) but this could no doubt easily be repaired. The previous owner gave this suit a good life and it has picked up bags of character.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Blue / White
SIZE: 40 and this fits like M (UK Sizing) with a 40in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Leather. Synthetic Lining. This is a heavy suit and weighs approx 3.4kg.
- Heavy duty front vislon ZIPP front zipper
- 2 lower cuff OPTI zippers
- OPTI zip cuffs with velcro fastening
- Leather stitched HONDA branding on back and forearms
- Leather stitched name (BILLY LLOYD) on chest and thighs
- Lewis Leathers embroidered patch
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary from brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit seam seam (double for full chest): 20in (51cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24in (61cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 19.5in (49.5cm)
D - WAIST - straight across the waistband (double for full waist): 17.5in (44.5cm)
E - THIGH WIDTH - point where the legs meet at the crotch straight across: 12in (30.5cm)
F - HEM - width of leg opening (double for full circumference): 5in (13cm)
G - INSIDE LEG - point where the legs meet at the crotch to the hem: 27in (68.5cm)