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punk jacket 2005.19

Object Name: motorcycle jacket (punk)

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
Date: 1979-1980

Accession Number: 2005.19
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • leather
  • stud

black leather biker jacket with silver metal studs, painted logos and grafitti. Worn by a Leeds punk rocker who customised it and wore it with black bondage trousers and Doc Marten boots. Used by the biker to drive over to Manchester and congregate at the Ancoats Hotel, deliberately picking fights with the police.