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Lewis Leathers drums up the ultimate leather jacket collab with London jewellers Bunney
By Lewis Firth | Fashion | 1 January 2016

Courtesy of Cameron McCool

Top image: photography by Cameron McCool; fashion by Thomas Davis. 

Enduring British brand Lewis Leathers has teamed with London-based jewellery and accessories brand, Bunney, on a new capsule collection.

Collaborative projects can often be treacherous ground to tread but this one’s a killer. Bunney’s expertise and distinct affinity for hand-crafted, artisanal methods (neglected by mainstream suppliers) is undeniably congruent with Lewis’ like-minded ethos for design.

Lewis’ legacy is more than 120 years old, its biker jackets becoming iconic in the 50s and 60s and synonymous with teenage rebellion and motorway gang culture. Shops were present in all major cities in the UK during the 70s, which offered boots, accessories as well as their well-documented, made-to-measure leather jackets. Today, the brand exclusively operates as a made-to-order service.

Jackets are made from supple sheep’s leather and age individually over time, while zip tapes are bleached and solid-silver Bunney studs decorate and notch collars pockets and cuffs. It also comes with a rabbit foot attached to a breast-pocket zip-puller, a marker of Andrew Bunney’s predilection – a sort of homage, too – for mods and rocker subcultures.

Get ’em while they’re hot.


Details to send a made-to-order request can be found here.

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