Leather and, in a very special way, naturally also leather apparel – particularly in the form of the leather jacket – have played an important social role, not only in the apparel and fashion worlds, but also in literature. After all, the leather jacket, in contrast to almost all other items of clothing, is an item that frequently looks “better”, or at least more pleasant, with time.
We all know it, the old, worn leather jacket that, like a friend, ages together with its owner and becomes ever more “beautiful”. We all know the beloved motorcycle jacket, which preserves old memories as otherwise only photographs, journals and videos do.
Very much in keeping with this personal significance, the leather jacket also plays an important role in art and literature: entering “Leather jacket and literature” on Google results in innumerable hits, which may not all be “pure” literature in character, but are frequently extremely interesting.