Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pretty Wild

This past weekend, I visited Milwaukee's Harley Davidson Museum, and the special exhibit they had was "Worn To Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket".  Fortunately for me, I visited just in time since the exhibit finished up on September 3rd.  And it was a very interesting exhibit, full of really cool jackets throughout history. They referred to the leather jacket as the Adventurist's Armor and The Antihero's Anti-Sportscoat, and there were many styles to see.

There was the first incarnation:

Many bomber-type jackets:

Staples of Rock-And-Roll style:

Blinged-Out designs:

And the chic look:


Although this exhibit at the Harley Davidson Museum is over, another is just around the corner.  I don't know what the next special exhibit will be, but I'm sure it will be just as stunning.

This post is also a part of Alphabe-Thursday.  Click here to see more "P" entries.


  1. Hey Jamie!
    Didn't know you took (P)art in Alphabe- Thursday! Nice (P)post of an interesting exhibition. See you around next Thursday :)

  2. Wow there sure are plenty of biker jackets in this exhibit, but then again if there weren't it wouldn't be much of an exhibit now, would it? There's a huge difference in style between the first to the last pictured. I love the bomber-type jackets the best and I just don't get all the studs. I guess it's suppose to look cool or bad or whatever, but I really don't get it. But, I'm not a motorcycle enthusiast so this explains a lot, as you may have guessed. lol Now following... ~Cathy

    1. Thanks, Cathy, for your follow and your comments. I remember seeing the Punk Rockers wearing the studded jackets in the 70's/80's but I'm glad fashion went back to the simpler style as well. It was a fun exhibit.

  3. that's super cool! i never knew there were so many varieties :)


    1. Thanks, Zia. It is amazing what designers can do with a simple leather jacket!

  4. I have a friend that wears the blinged out Harley jackets!

    I'm sending her a link to this post!

    Maybe she can find a new style to wear to Sturgis this year!

    It was fun popping in here today!

    Thank you for linking.