The leather motorcycle jacket might seem a little risky—yet, if done right, you’ll spend the rest of fall wrapped in a warm, Brando-esque glow.
And perhaps even some of winter, thanks to this shearling-lined moto jacket from the newly released capsule collection from A.P.C. and leather jacket guru Louis W. Consider it the French translation of Schott’s Perfecto jacket (worn famously by Brando, Dean and other greaser-pioneers), so it’s a bit trimmer and more minimalist, with blue shearling lining, and probably better suited for a sidewalk café than the open highway.
You’ve already put your hog in storage till next summer anyhow...
Web boutiques have been popping up like daisies lately, but we’d like to single out a shop called Builtwell that opened up last week and immediately shot to the top of our list.
It’s a jumble of brands like Tellason, Garbstore and 18Waits, together with company profiles and Art of Manliness-style nostalgia. You could spend a whole afternoon exploring the site—but since you’re busy, we’ve rounded up the three coolest things below.
Photographer Scott Toepfer has been exploring the Western U.S. by motorcycle for the past few years, but he’s finally finished his grand diesel-smelling opus. It’s called It’s Better in the Wind, and it’s a solid 13 minutes of brilliant biker photography, along with some wheezing harmonica and earnest narration. Mountains! Moto jackets! America!
The first pics from Ryan Gosling’s The Place Beyond the Pinesjust arrived online. In a radical departure from Drive, he plays a taciturn, bank-robbing motorcycle expert—but if the platinum hair is any indication, he’s a little more punk this time around.