Dehen 1920 has overhauled this classic 1940s-era layering sweater—originally intended as a function piece for wearing on one’s motorcycle—adjusting the details to enable as much use off one’s bike as on it. With its medium-weight 100% worsted wool, curved hem, and open cuffs, this piece is better adapted for layering than its heavier predecessor, while the 1/4-length vintage-style Talon zipper can zip the neck to a turtle as the weather, or road, necessitates. And durability shouldn’t be a concern, as the elbows have been been internally reinforced with double stitched patches.
Personally, I applaud this and I don’t even ride. Safety first and all of that, sure, but modern motorcycle gear is so uncool that I’m certain it would convince Johnny Strabler to trade his bike in for a pogo stick. I think Dehen 1920 is onto something here with the midcentury throwback.
Available for $285 at Division Road Inc.