Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Excruciatingly Chic East West Leather Jacket

Pop quiz, Decades readers!

Q. The East West Musical Instrument Company became famous for producing _______ in the 1960s and 70s.

A. If you answered musical instruments, think again! This San Francisco-based leather goods company specialized in the creation of unique, artistically-inspired leather goods, including a has been called "the holy grail" of leather jackets. During their heyday, artisans at East West were hand-crafting leather and suede garments for everyone from Janis Joplin to Carlos Santana. It's easy to imagine this jacket on the back of a hard-partying rock starlet. Take our advice and act quickly--serious collectors would kill to get their hands on this gem.

East West Musical Instruments Company Caramel Patchwork Leather Jacket with Zipper Sleeve, c. late 1960s or early 1970s. Fits a contemporary size small.SOLD

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