fashion history: bad boys

there is something irresistible about a leather clad bad boy. am i wrong? the leather jacket is an essential ingredient of the tough guy image.

here is a little photo tribute to some dudes looking bad in leather through the years…

below: archival photo of a hells angel wearing his metal studded leather jacket 1960 – 1970

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above: Steve McQueen was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world’s most popular actor.

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above: Marlon Brando in ‘The Wild Ones’

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James Dean above.

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above: the T-birds

below: our favorite gang of leather jacket wearing dudes The Ramones

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above: The Misfits circa 1977

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above: Mr. John Lydon with Sid Vicious in the late seventies.

stay tuned for a bad girls post yet to come….

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above: Brigitte Bardot on a motorcycle circa 1971

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