NEW Lewis Leathers Osaka JAPAN shop opened

Two months have already passed since we opened Lewis Leathers newest shop in Osaka.

Mens leather jackets, Ladies leather Jackets, Boots and accecories are available.

16-May-19 14:36

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723L Memphis Ladies Jacket

723L Memphis Ladies Leather Jacket available at online and Lewis Leathers London shop!

16-May-19 10:25

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our official Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all Lewis Leathers news, conversation, events, product announcements, music and more.

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14-May-19 11:03

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Happy holidays





22-Dec-18 17:50

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723 Memphis Jacket!

723 Memphis jacket available!

30-Nov-18 15:22

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Universal Racer Mk2 with Veg Tan Cow

Universal Racer Mk2 with vegetable tanned cow leather available now.


30-Nov-18 10:48

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Guitar Wolf x Lewis Leathers

We are very proud to release a new jacket as part of our work with Guitar Wolf, the 723 Memphis! Based on an early 60’s LL jacket that had no name, we thought Memphis fitted the bill as it’s the home base of Guitar Wolf’s first record company Goner Records.


14-Aug-18 13:59

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Lewis Leathers book OFFER!

The Story of Lewis Leathers ships Free to U.K customers and ships for half price to international customers. Alternatively, if you purchase any leather jacket, the book will be available at a 33% discount, only the book will be available at a 20% discount at the London shop.

The Story of Lewis Leathers FREE DELIVERY to U.K customers and HALF PRICE DELIVERY to international customers.

Any leather jacket + the book will be available at a 33% DISCOUNT.

Only the book will be available at a 20% DISCOUNT at the London shop.


02-Feb-18 07:35

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From 2nd Janualy 2018 open as usual.


22-Dec-17 11:18

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Have a Merry Christmas with our special book offer!

'The Story of Lewis Leathers' Book; free shipping or a 33% discount until 31st of January 2018! 

22-Dec-17 10:12

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Follow Lewis Leathers on Facebook

We are pausing our blog for a while so head over on our official Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all Lewis Leathers news, conversation, events, product announcements, music and more.

31-May-14 06:17

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Win Lewis Leathers Gear with Classic Rock Magazine

Win a full set of Lewis Leathers clothing in the February issue of Classic Rock Magazine!

28-Jan-13 13:30

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Pride and Glory book promo

Pride and Glory is the next release from Horst Friedrichs and is an in-depth look at the Rockers jacket, both vintage and modern. The book will be available at the end of November (signed copies can be purchased at the Lewis Leathers shop!) and is an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the genre.

14-Nov-12 11:52

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Lewis Leathers at Intermot, Cologne

Lewis Leathers will have a presence at this years Intermot show in Cologne as part of the "Motor Britannia" section, we will be there alongside Ace Cafe, Royal Enfield and Red Torpedo.

27-Sep-12 10:11

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Lewis Leathers in the Movies

As well as supplying top racers, motorcyclists, rock stars and their fans and many others, Lewis Leathers goods have also appeared in a variety of movies over the years.

18-Aug-12 11:13

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Universal Racer Jacket Mk 2

After a 45 year break the Universal Racer jacket returns to the Lewis Leathers line-up.

21-Feb-12 11:39

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Western Jacket No. 988

Lewis Leathers Western jacket is back again at last.

12-Feb-12 11:44

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Aviakit Mudlarker jacket

The Mudlarker jacket is back! described as 'the peak of motorcycle couture' by Motorcycle Sport in 1967, the Mudlarker is now available from Lewis Leathers once again, take a look below for more information on this great jacket.

20-Jan-12 12:05

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The Super Jet Helmet is back!

24-Dec-11 09:53

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To all our Customers,

please note our Christmas/New Year Opening hours.

22-Dec-11 11:45

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Lewis Leathers have a long tradition of making jackets for the ladies and recently Ben Part, photographer and contributor to Sideburn magazine, did a photoshoot for France's esteemed Cafe Racer magazine using some of our styles. Ben kindly gave us permission to present some of them here.

28-Nov-11 16:32

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D Lewis Ltd Countryman and Lumber jackets now out

In recent months we have been working on remaking some of our classic pre mid 1950's jackets, the new range carries the D Lewis Ltd label while the jackets themselves are made to very accurate standards.

14-Sep-11 13:18

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Jocks & Nerds Exhibition

Lewis Leathers is currently hosting an exhibition of photographs by Marcus Ross, Editor-in-Chief of Jocks & Nerds website and soon to be magazine. Marcus opted for Lewis Leathers Wearers as his theme and shot a series of photographs here early last December (see earlier blog post).

06-Aug-11 10:47

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Lewis Leathers and Triumph

Lewis Leathers has teamed up with Triumph Motorcycles to produce a range of jackets based on two different styles, the Whitfield and the Rathbone.

19-May-11 13:55

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Jacket Profile: Super Sportsman


First appearing in 1973, the designers at Lewis Leathers took the Sportsman back to the drawing board and introduced the Super Sportsman as an update of the earlier design.

24-Apr-11 14:08

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New 2011 Prices

The recent increase in VAT has forced us to take a thorough look at our prices and, for the first time in 9 years, we have been forced to increase them.

Therefore, from April 1st the prices below will apply: Orders placed before March 31st will be charged at current prices.

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26-Mar-11 11:55

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Inspiration Show LA

Organised by Rin Tanaka, this year the host venue was the Queen Mary at Long Beach Port, the show featured the best vintage clothing dealers from the USA and further afield, along with heritage brands also making an appearance and among them Lewis Leathers! We will took a stand there and had a terrific two days chatting to friends old and new.

07-Feb-11 17:56

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Customers sometimes ask us for information on our leather, sizing, which colours are available, what type of zips we use etc, we appreciate that this is an important consideration for everyone who may be thinking of ordering a jacket, there is already a page on the site carrying this information but, just in case you missed it first time around, we have re-posted it below.

05-Feb-11 06:42

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Lewis Leathers on Cafe Racer TV

See below for more details:

05-Jan-11 12:10

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The Road Racer boot (No. 177) made its way into the Lewis Leathers range in 1977. Essentially a reworking of the 178 Racing Boot which had first appeared a decade earlier and which had graced the feet of many top Motorcycle Racers of the day, the Road Racer's main new feature was its quilted front panel which gave added protection for the shin during kickstarts and possible spillages from the bike.

03-Jan-11 07:07

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OPEN: January 1st 11am - 6pm

CLOSED: January 3rd

OPEN AS USUAL From January 4th

Our usual business hours are 11am - 6pm Monday to Saturday.




26-Dec-10 08:36

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December 4th saw Marcus Ross host a Photocall day at the Lewis Leathers shop. Marcus is the man behind Jocks & Nerds online magazine and via Facebook and his website he invited people to be photographed in their own Lewis Leathers items or wearing pieces from the shop, vintage or new.

18-Dec-10 10:30

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The Jim Jones Revue have spent the past 2 months tearing-up Europe promoting their new album 'Burning your House Down' In early November Jim, Rupert and Nick found time from their hectic schedule to visit Lewis Leathers and be fitted for made-to-measure jackets, these were duly delivered during the Spanish leg of the tour:  

11-Dec-10 12:39

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Lewis Leathers are featured in the current episode of Cafe Racer TV now showing on the Discovery Channel.

Cafe Racer's Mike Seate visted LL back in June with a TV crew and filmed for the best part of a day, interviewing Derek and pattern maker Hiro about the history of the company and also what goes into the cutting of a new pattern for one of our jackets. The crew also interviewed some of our friends who braved the rainy weather on the vintage motorcycles...

28-Nov-10 15:10

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Lewis Leathers x Dover Street Market Sneakers

Every year we collaborate with a few other companies, using our existing patterns and products as a base to create something a bit different, this Autumn saw the latest in an ongoing collaborative series with Dover Street Market in London's Mayfair. The base for this item is our Mechanic sneaker, Dover St Market's designer chose felt instead of the usual leather and a heavier toe cap was added to the front of the shoe. All hardware is Black in place of the usual silver.

24-Nov-10 07:17

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Back in the 1930's, D Lewis Ltd was equally well known amongst Aviators and Motor Cyclists and during WW2, D Lewis Ltd supplied members of the RAF with Flying helmets, Goggles, Gloves, Scarves and Flying boots.

07-Nov-10 08:25

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Here is an excerpt from BBC TV's Panorama show in 1964, a good honest look at the Rockers opinion of the Mods cut with some nice street riding:-

26-Oct-10 11:15

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The Jim Jones Review have been a favourite at Lewis Leathers for some time now and travelling back from Paris yesterday we picked up the latest issue of France's excellent Rock et Folk magazine at the Gare du Nord...

23-Oct-10 15:38

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Mono Magazine

Mono Magazine, November issue feature two Lewis Leathers jackets in their motorcycle jacket spread this month,

the Lightning and Super Monza.

23-Oct-10 13:43

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The latest TV and Cinema advertisement for Stella Artois features a Lewis Leathers Super Sportsman jacket,

Cick below to see the advertisement:

19-Oct-10 14:38

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Japan's Rider's Club Special Edition magazine provides some nice coverage on Lewis Leathers, click below for more images:

18-Oct-10 14:16

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Lewis Leathers Online Shop

Some of you have noticed that our website has been changing over the past few months, recently we added a new online store but today noticed that some links to the old online store are still active. To avoid any confusion, please check the information below to ensure that you are using the new online shop:

15-Oct-10 14:50

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Over the past year we have been digging further back into our jacket archive and working on patterns of our 1940's and early 1950's jackets, the first two to appear are the Countryman and the Lumber jackets, see below for more details:

15-Oct-10 13:52

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Lewis Leathers Denim

Our new Jeans range arrived last week, these are the real deal, made in Japan with tough, 14oz denim produced on vintage looms in Okayama. Tough construction and hard wearing, more information below:

04-Oct-10 16:24

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21st Century Rockers: The Movie

Following the very successful launch party at Lewis Leathers for the 21st Century Rockers by Horst Friedrichs, here is a short film of the night made by Prestel Publishing:

With their tattoos, leather jackets, slicked-back hair, and beloved British motorbikes -- BSAs, Triumphs, Nortons, and Royal Enfields -- Rockers are the nemesis and antithesis of the fastidiously groomed Mods. Elvis, James Dean, and Marlon Brando lit the spark and the 59 Club and British Rockers honed the style, making it synonymous with rebellion and sparking a global cult. Friedrichs follows the British rocker tribe as its members congregate in parking lots, pubs, cafes, dance and pool halls, as well as huge gatherings at Jacks Hill and the Ace Café.

Alternating between rich, vibrant colour and gritty black and white, these photographs capture a spirit of unapologetic defiance in clothing as well as attitude, every bit as strong today as it was sixty years ago.

Signed copies of the book are available from Lewis Leathers at £19.99 + £2.50 P&P (UK

01-Oct-10 07:39

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Welcome to Part 2 of the OR Glory Book launch party blog, we had so many photos that we felt we had to share them all, so feast your eyes on the shots in this section and remember, the book Or Glory; 21st Century Rockers, is out now and Signed copies are available exclusively from Lewis Leathers at £19.99 + P&P, call us on 020 7636 4314 or email us for further details. Prints from the book are available at £250 each.

18-Sep-10 08:13

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Friday the 10th saw the Official Launch party for Horst Friedrichs book Or Glory; 21st Century Rockers.

The evening was a great success with well over 150 people turning out for the event. Horst spent his time chatting, signing copies of the book and mingling with the riders and admirers of the classic bikes assembled outside the shop.

18-Sep-10 06:35

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With their tattoos, leather jackets, slicked-back hair and beloved British motorbikes - BSAs, Triumphs, Nortons, and Royal Enfields - Rockers are the nemesis and antithesis of the fastidiously groomed Mods. Elvis, James Dean, and Marlon Brando, synonymous with rebellion, created the spark, the British Rockers of the 59 Club honed the rocker style and created a global cult.

30-Aug-10 08:48

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August 25th saw Lewis Leathers host the launch party for the latest issue of Sideburn magazine.Despite the torrential rain we had a great turnout, alongside the latest issue of Sideburn was the debut appearance of the DSC/CFM custom painted Flat Tracker (see below).

26-Aug-10 16:29

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59 Club in Colour!

Colour photographs of the 59 Club are hard to find so these stills from outside the old Paddington HQ are worth taking a look at. These images are from a short Pathe News Story on The Volunteer Emergency Service which shows the Ton Up Boys in a good light delivering blood to hospitals etc.

22-Aug-10 12:27

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"Rockers, their chief instrument is Noise, in their music and their machines!
Group identity is established by bizarre motifs on their machines and clothes, admission to this group is via a Ton Up, that is, achieving a hundred miles an hour on their motorcycles..." ~according to the makers of Primitive London released in 1965.

At the end of the clip the narrator asks the young Rocker "If you could pass a law, what law would you pass"? his answer, appropriately enough, is "Well, better roads probably"

18-Aug-10 13:01

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Collaboration Round Up

Lewis Leathers are working with a few different brands this year on various projects,
and some exclusive and exciting items are and will be available for this Autumn.

03-Aug-10 03:59

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The Hives at Lewis Leathers

A couple of weeks ago, on the afternoon of their show in Hyde Park, the Hives dropped-in to see us in search of something new to wear this coming Autumn.

It took the best part of an hour to measure the boys up, all the time chatting and enjoying their boundless energy, finally the driver rapped on the window to inform them that it was time to go as they had to be onstage later in just over an hours time.

26-Jul-10 07:11

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Honeyee Interview Pt 2

Andrew Bunney talking to Derek Harris Pt 2

Honeyee post a follow-up to their feature titled “The History of Lewis Leathers”. Continuing where they left off, part 2 goes into detail behind what the brand represented through the 60s and 70s, its importance to the world of motorcycles and its heritage as a British-made brand.

Andrew Bunney (A): Were any groups of young people going to Lewis Leathers specifically for the name by the ‘60s?

Derek Harris (D): There were other labels around like Mascot, Pride And Clarke, but Lewis Leathers was always the jacket to have partly through clever marketing, but also through the quality and styling.

The main thing was the 59 Club), the motorcycle group set up by Father Bill Shergold. He was a motorcyclist, but he’d been watching all these kids dying trying to do ‘the ton’ and not understanding the danger they were in and not appreciating death. It was already called the 59 Club from 1959, but in 1962 he went up to the Ace Café and started handing out leaflets to come to this youth club in East London. They laughed at him a little bit, but they went on the first night and little by little more and more went and they would have dances. They would never try and force religion onto these kids, but they would council them and see if anything was wrong at home and they would work with the police and try and give these kids some sort of direction.

From late 1962, Lewis Leathers would go there, onto the stage in the church hall and take a load of jackets, badges and tape measures and measure up these kids – two weeks later they would come back with a jacket.

09-Jul-10 11:23

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Return to Hackney Wick


Stylist and Photographer, Hitomi Soeda, recently took the following photos of PunkStep Pioneers NOVA.

Nova were photographed by Hitomi wearing some items from the Lewis Leathers archive, the shots were taken in the yard of the Eton Mission, which as many will know, was the birthplace of the 59 Club and a venue which Lewis Leathers visited every fortnight loaded with goodies and made to measure jackets for the club members.

05-Jul-10 05:47

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The latest feature from honeyee has the popular Japanese site focusing on the history of Lewis Leathers with an in-depth interview alongside brand owner Derek Harris. Amongst the many topics, honeyee breaks down Harris’ involvement in the brand and how he managed to make Lewis Leathers into one of the UK’s most enduring companies. Andrew Bunney conducts the interview, which can be seen below.

*Above text courtesy of Hypebeast

29-Jun-10 16:27

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People often ask us why we use the Aviakit logo as an internal label in our jackets and what its significance is to Lewis Leathers as a company.

The answer lies in our association with flying clothing and kit in the first quarter of the 20th Century, looking at the earliest advertisements we have in the LL archive, it can be noted as early as 1930 that the name AVIAKIT is used as the Telegram address as can be seen at the foot of the advertisement on the left.

At around the same time D Lewis Ltd produced woven labels with the Aviakit brand name, the earliest type has the wording Shrunk BDA ‘Rigmel’ below –which presumably means that they were first developed for the Civilian all-cotton Summer flying helmets featured in adverts of the time and were then later used for the leather versions, D Lewis Ltd labels can also be seen in helmets from the same period.

26-Jun-10 11:02

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The Discovery Channel visits Lewis Leathers

Late last month we had a visit from the Discovery Channel who are making a Documentary on the Cafe Racer Phenomenon which is now a growing scene Worldwide.

Mike Seate of US magazine Cafe Racer brought Director Ed and Scott from the Discovery Channel along with Blake motorcycle racer and reviewer, the team spent the whole day here and we were also joined by Marco and Roberto of Moto Special magazine of Italy, who were working on a feature of LL to be published later this month.

We were also joined by an intrepid group of riders on the vintage machines who made it despite the rain, in no special order thanks go out to: Shaun & Sue, Dave Carroll, John, Stuart, John, Boleslaw, Cres, Yasmin and Gavin!

26-Jun-10 09:02

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Welcome to our blog

Welcome to the Lewis Leathers blog,

it has arrive somewhat later than anticipated but, finally its up & running and now we have to decide what to fill it with, so please excuse our fumbling early attempts, it can only get better!


16-Jun-10 15:05

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Lewis Leathers New Shop opens in Central London

Last December we moved out of our Showroom base in Paddington to a new premises in Fitzrovia, Central London, this is the first fully-fledged Lewis Leathers shop since our original HQ in Great Portland Street closed its doors in 1993.

Our new address is:

3-5 Whitfield Street,London,
W1T 2SA,

Tel: 020 7636 4314

We are just 3 minutes walk from Oxford Street, 5 minutes from Tottenham Court Rd Tube Station and 3 minutes from Goodge St station:

From Tottenham Ct Rd, look out for the Rising Sun pub, turn into Windmill street and we are one street over on the next corner. If coming from Oxford Street, turn into Rathbone Place and walk into Charlotte Street, turn right into Windmill Street and we are just around the corner in Whitfield Street.

Our opening hours are 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

15-Feb-10 06:22

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Lewis Leathers - Britains Oldest Motorcycle Clothing Company