This great Harley jacket sold on eBay way back on April 7th. It’s rare to see a Cycle Champ in this sizing and the final sale price confirms that. From the listing:
“Selling an early 40s Harley Davidson Cycle Champ D pocket jacket that I got from the original owners family. It was given to him by harley with the purchase of his knucklehead in the 40s. The jacket is in INCREDIBLE condition for its age with original tag, lining and even leather tassels on the zippers!
The jacket actually fits unlike most tiny d pockets from back then!
All zippers and buttons function perfectly.
The sergeant strap on the shoulder has a couple stitches that have fallen out and the owner also replaced the belt loops when the others failed. The jacket measures roughly 18″ shoulder to shoulder, 22.5″ under the arm pits and 25″ arm length.
Its a jacket I will probably regret selling!”
Here are the auction details:
HARLEY DAVIDSON CYCLE CHAMP JACKET D POCKET HORSEHIDE
Seller: infernal6majesty / Santa Monica, CA
Price : $2,500
Label : Harley Davidson
Condition : “used” but great vintage condition
Recently I’ve discovered lots of great photos of motorcycle riders sporting the classic vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey. These photos are excellent and capture the beauty that is Vintage Motorcycle Apparel. The brand Harley Davidson has become synonymous with motorcycles. Harley is a defining force in the history of motorcycle racing, cross country touring and general motorcycle club mayhem with their great machines; but Harley Davidson’s apparel history is just as rich and intriguing.
Check out these old photographs of dudes wearing the vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey…
Lou Balinski, of Kalamazoo, MI posing in August of 1939. Harley-Davidson Archives.
Check out those gorgeous engineer boots.
This one has the button at the collar instead of the zip. Could this be more sweater than jersey?
I love the white HD lettering on the dark body.
Rockin’ that collar wide open.