Fashion Fact #15 -Leather Jackets

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Fashion Fact #15 -Leather Jackets

THE LEATHER JACKET – Articles of leather have been utilized by various civilizations throughout history for its resilience and functionality. But Marlon Brando was one of the first in a series of high profile personalities that brought iconic status to the leather jacket in the 50’s. The leather jacket soon became an identifiable article of machismo and rebellion for an entire generation and their offspring when Brando donned the attire in 1953’s The Wild One.