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A classic film studio portrait of Marlon Brando in character.
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The inspiration behind our One-77 Wax Canvas motorcycle jacket comes from the late-night double feature showings of American classics such as The Wild One and Frankenstein, Rebel Without A Cause and The Day The Earth Stood Still. Johnny, the Black Rebel MC leader would wear a One-Star leather for the duration of the film in The Wild One. It became their uniform to riot in. The young rebel actor James Dean wore his leather to emulate Johnny while riding his Triumph on the streets of Hollywood. These black and white 1950s images and their angst were imprinted into our souls, and would rise again in the late 1970s during the shock punk rock movement. The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Ramones would all champion the black leather motorcycle jacket while assaulting their audience.  It would again symbolize anarchy and rebellion. No other item of clothing shouts so much about it's wearer. It is the ultimate statement piece and is again the jacket of the moment.
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Based on the iconic One Star jackets worn by Brando, Dean and The Clash from 1977, our One-77 jacket is slim fit with tight sleeves and brass Talon zips. Made of very heavy shower-proof 13 oz duck waxed cotton canvas. A jacket to live in. This jacket will absorb your journeys, aging to perfection in a short time looking like you've owned it a lifetime. Start now.
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A pensive Brando preparing for a scene.
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Taking a break on the Columbia Pictures back lot, while filming The Wild One.
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James Dean in the parking lot of Schwab's Drug Store.
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Dean wearing his copy of a One-Star leather jacket, on his Triumph TR5 that he had customized to look like Brando's ride from The Wild One.
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Paul Simonon, the archetypal punk rocker in his favorite One-Star leather.
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The Clash go through a military checkpoint in Northern Ireland.
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Simonon's anger personified by his leather motorcycle jacket.
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The Clash in Belfast, Ireland. October 1977.
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