The definitive symbol of rocker subculture, the studded leather jacket
is perhaps more iconic, even, than the famed Triton custom motorcycle.
And as if out of a time capsule, this jacket is
not a faithful reproduction, but rather a perpetuation of the original leathers worn by the Ton Up Boys - whose name comes from their
notorious penchant for speed, routinely “doing the ton,” terrorizing
London’s public roads by riding their motorbikes in excess of 100mph. Because stock is never good enough, the liner features an access
zipper to facilitate adding your own patches, pins and studs to make
your Ace Cafe Ton Up Jacket a true one-off original.
Once vilified by the media and scorned by the prevailing moral winds of
the time, these “Coffee Bar Cowboys” are now romanticized for their
cultural significance and remembered fondly for their unbridled
enthusiasm for life, rock and roll, and, of course, speed.