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Harley-Davidson Book of Fashions

Posted on 04 September 2019

I recently came into this book and fell in love, written by vintage master Rin Tanaka, it covers the development of Harley Davidson fashions from the 1910's-1950's. Interesting fact I learnt was that H-D was one of the first motorcycle manufacturers to hire a photographer to document their clothing line, and when Tanaka was given access to the H-D museum and archives, he had over 100,000 photographs to work with. It's definitely a picture heavy book with minimal text, but it's optimal for drooling over all of the different pieces they made with such detail. Everybody gushes over the old/thin Harley tees, patches, and lots of stuff they put out in the 70's/80's, which don't get me wrong is fucking kickass, but for me some of the best stuff H-D ever put out is in this book. Everything from riding gloves, to goggles and club sweaters. If you're a fan of Harley Davidson, motorcycle gear, or just vintage design/fashions, I'd suggest picking up this book.

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