What links Geoff Duke and Marianne Faithfull?

This is a nice little clip of Geoff Duke explaining how he came up with the idea for one-piece leathers in the early 1950s, recruiting his local tailor in St Helens and a ballet outfitters in London to shave fractions of a second off his lap times:

…and here’s a black one-piece leather suit worn in a slightly different way by Ms Faithful in 1968:



One comment

  1. Aha, you’ll be wanting to read “With an Eagle on the Back” Jonathan Boorstein’s treatise on the black leather jacket in the forthcoming issue of The Rider’s Digest.

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