Lightning Archives Vintage Leather Jacket


Lightning Archives Vintage Leather Jacket is the definitive guide to the leather jacket. Curated by Lightning Magazine, Japan’s most authoritative men’s fashion and culture magazine, this high quality, heavyweight publication features around 250 pages that document the history of the leather jacket from the 1930s to 1970s, both from the USA and the UK. It features high-quality photography of tonnes of vintage pieces from some of the world’s most renowned collectors and is a must-have coffee table book for any vintage leather jacket aficionado.

  • 250 pages
  • High-quality photography
  • Japanese and English text

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Lightning Clutch is made up of Japan’s finest heritage and counterculture publications, with titles including Lightning Magazine, Clutch Magazine, and Men’s File.

There’s a focus on vintage and reproduction clothing, and on the lifestyle that surrounds it. The magazines cover everything from fashion, music, watches, art, design, surfing, food, classic cars, and motorcycles. Of particular interest are Lightning Archives issues, which are the last word in documenting ‘Amikaji’ (American Casual style) and vintage military clothing.

Their issues focus on a specific subject and contain high-quality photography from some of the world’s most highly regarded collectors and collections. The magazines published under the Lightning Magazine umbrella are collectable pieces and are essential for any heritage and military clothing aficionado.

Serving as an authoritative reference point for all aspects of the vintage clothing scene, they’re perfect as a gift or as an attention-grabbing coffee table book.

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  • UK – £5 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – from £10 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £10 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

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Until Christmas, we’re offering an extended return period. Orders placed between 22nd November and 18th December can be exchanged up until 7th January.

We’re happy to accept returns or exchanges of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first at [email protected].

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