WSL Customized Vintage Leather "Zipper Club" Motorcycle Jacket
This is a collection of customized vintage clothing inspired by the poetry in Words Saved Lives. The collection's title, "Feasting on the Blood of Doubt + the Bones of Fear", is a line from the poem "Phoenix". This is also a mantra of sorts for the poet and creator of the collection meant as a reminder to live a life free of self-doubt and fear. The collection has been created by hand using vintage needle and thread, paint, brush and hand-made stencils. The collection seeks to inspire others to recycle, reduce and reuse wherever possible. This is slow-fashion and each vintage item took a considerable amount of time to create and customize. Hopefully, they become the wearer's favorite old item of clothing that they continue to personalize over the course of the life of the garment.
This one-of-one vintage leather jacket has been customized to include a red "hazard" stripe on the front, Words Saved Lives signature skull logo on back and enlarged white painted "Zipper Club" detail down the sleeves honoring Dr. Daniel H. Williams. Dr. Williams was African-American and the first man to successfully perform open-heart surgery in the world. He lived fearlessly and his inspiration will be continuously revisited throughout WSL customized vintage collections.
This vintage garment is worn in and distressed including some small holes on the chest. The paint will gradually and beautifully fade. All existing wear and tear should be appreciated as this is not a delicate garment but should be worn vigorously.
Size - M
Chest - 40"
Sleeves - 33"