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Tricker’s Motorcycle Boots

Clunky wingtip boots are probably the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Tricker’s, but like the other Northampton firms, they have a very wide catalog of shoes available. Motorcycle boots are among them.

It is a hard to find design and they’re reminiscent to the older equestrian boots and puttees (leg coverings) that were popular with motorcycle riders up until the 1940’s. I passed up on a pair in my size years ago and I’ve regretted it ever since, but I wonder if a custom order might be an option I should ask about.

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Another source, also available in brown.

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Puttees, as shown in Rin Tanaka’s Harley Davidson Book of Fashions.



More boots and puttees worn in a group photo in front of a Harley-Davidson dealer in 1925.

A Motorcycle Dealer on H Street

I haven’t been able to stop studying this old photo on shorpy that Pete linked to this morning on twitter. If you were to summarize Rin Tanaka’s Harley Davidson Book of Fashions into one picture, this might do a pretty good job.

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. “H. Addison Bowie.” A motorcycle dealer on H Street. With “Harley-Davidson” in the big window under “Distributors,” and a smaller sign upstairs. National Photo Company glass negative.

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Make sure you view the large hi-res version. Some highlights:

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Spring Inspirations – Motorcycles Et Cetera

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Above: Images from Harley-Davidson, Books of Fashions 1910s-1950s by Rin Tanaka.

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Above: Images from Men’s File, Issue 2.

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