Lost Worlds Inc.

From Van Gogh cutting off his ear to Phil Spector shooting his wife in the face, history's replete with mad geniuses of the arts -- but you haven't seen anything until you've seen a man driven mad by jackets. For ravingly awesome leather outerwear, try Lost Worlds.Producing incredibly precise replicas of WWII-era bombers, motorcycle jackets, and safari wear, Lost Worlds is run by a NY-based haberdasher whose frighteningly zealous business philosophy incorporates elements of mass eunuchry, afterbirth, and Ralph Nader -- all summed up by prose so fanatical we distilled it for you here. Religiously eschewing synthetics for historically accurate materials, Lost specializes in flight jackets like the Horsehide A-2 w/ brown tobacco cotton lining, the Seal Brown Goatskin G-1 w/ lamb shearling collar, and the B-3 Sheepskin, as worn in The War Lover by Steve McQueen, who fired his agent when he found out it wasn't The Whore Lover. Also hawked: vintage cycle gear (the 60s-era horsehide Buco J27 highway patrol jacket, the collarless Peter Fonda ode Easy Ryder) and hunting apparel, e.g., the Safari Bush Jacket w/ quilted shooting patch, the six-pocketed Safari Hunter Jacket, and the bellows-pocketed, back-pleated Hemingway hunting jacket -- rumored to've been originally designed by Papa, back when he was shooting other things in the face. All of Lost's jackets are made-to-order in their NY factory, and take only about three days to complete -- because you've never seen anything 'til you've seen a man driven mad by "allow 4-6 weeks for delivery".