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A TIMELINE OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

A Product of Harley-Davidson Originals
Made In U.S.A.

Authentic reproductions made by skilled manufacturers to specifications taken from Harley-Davidson's expansive archive. Products that celebrate a proud history, decades of passionate involvement in motorcycling and the spirit that made the bar and shield a globally recognized symbol of American individualism and adventure.

From the earliest days of motorcycling, riders needed tough, honest, hardworking clothing and gear. Distinct forms evolved over more than a century, with an undeniable style.

These garments embody the history of an iconic brand, built through associations with fearless racers, courageous heroes, popular celebrities, everyday riders and enthusiasts.

1912

The first Harley-Davidson apparel item is offered, a racing jersey. The Harley-Davidson Dealer magazine reports a challenge in keeping up with the demand. Over many decades to come, different racing jersey styles would come to be iconic.

1914

An expanded offering of clothing and accessories brings the addition of goggles, water-proof coats, linen dusters, and puttees. Overall rider protection from cold and other hazards was covered.

Breakout gauntlets – H-D offers gauntlet style riding gloves in three styles, one listed as a “dressy glove for the particular rider.”

1920

The first leather coat is available, the “Leather Reversible Motorcyclist's Coat.” The coat was a three-quarter length jacket for colder weather.

1930

The first Silver Wing pin is offered.

1931

The first “Silver Wing” sweaters are sold

1936

Shirts and caps for motorcycle clubs join riding breeches in the product catalog.

1938

With motorcycle club activity at an all-time high, riders could now purchase “Club Emblems Made Up Per Your Sketch.” Once a club representative submitted the club logo sketch, the club emblem was then done in felt with silk embroidery.

1947

Riders can now buy a new style of leather jacket, listed as the “Genuine Black Horsehide Leather Jacket.” It would come to define the modern riding jacket.

1954

The Cycle Champ and Cycle Queen riding jackets debut. Over the coming decades, the functionality and design evolved based on rider needs.

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