Clothes on film – the era of fast cars and rock’n roll

The leather jacket goes way back in the history of fashion, music and film.

After World War II, the world witnessed a rise of a new rebellious attitude and style, especially on the American ground. It was the era of fast cars and rock’n roll.

Black leather jackets, motorcycles, rock music and later the newer punk sounds were quickly embraced by men and women all over the world.

In film, this rebellious style was first promoted by two of the most iconic names in the history of cinema – Marlon Brando and James Dean.

There is one cult classic that’s a must seen for those young and rebellious – The Wild One (1953). It’s that piece where Marlon Brando wore his Schott Perfecto , the clothing masterpiece designed in 1928 by Irving Schott, looking dashing and rebellious and making history in the first outlaw biker film ever made. What’s more, the jacket was paired with a fabulous 650cc Triumph Thunderbird and some really good dialogue, establishing Brando as one of the original bad boys of cinema.

No more words, just take a look at these shots:


THE WILD ONE, Marlon Brando, 1954









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