• 1930s style
• Slimmer fit
• Angled chest pocket
• Two moleskin lined handwarmer pockets
• Button cuffs
• Curved rear yoke
• Split panelled half belt back
• Side adjusting straps
In addition to our mail order/retail work, Aero has been commissioned to do research and development projects for some very well known brands during our 30 odd years. We worked hand in hand with Levi Vintage, assisting in the development of what was then a new project for Levis.
One of the first jackets Levis brought to us was a badly wrecked Goatskin jacket with two numbers painted on the left sleeve. The provenance that came with the original 1930s jacket, and the research we did led us to believe that this was a speedway rider's jacket, the scars and tears were certainly commensurate with such use. For the Levi Limited Edition production jacket that ensued (around 1000 were made) we had to recreate the heavy wear of the original piece although we always felt that an un-aged version would have been a much better option and here it is. As we did the development work and patterns for the project, Levis gave us permission to produce our own version once their "Blue / Black" jacket was sold out, and now seems an ideal opportunity to do so.
We've changed nothing on our current Speedway leather jacket except the lining which was an over delicate rayon and of course, the label, these aren't Levi jackets after all, and we won't be aging these. Just to perfect the overall appearance, lightly padded shoulders give this jacket a superb profile and that final touch of uniqueness.
This jacket is a 1930s inspired design which offers a closer fit to the body as was typical of the slimmer fitting styles of this era.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1930s is generally similar to modern sizing, so we typically recommend selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended fit.
We very rarely recommend sizing down.
For further general sizing information, please see our sizing FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for there, please get in touch.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.