Modern Moto Magazine ISSUE No. 8 May 2018 - Page 23

N AMERICAN ICON e Jacket motorcycle jacket’s popularity, as did Steve McQueen’s A-2 jacket seen in “The Great Escape” in 1963. By the 1970s and 1980s, the Scho Perfecto became a uniform of sorts to counter-culture rockers like The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Billy Idol and Joan Je , to name a few. Johnny Ramone live with The Ramones July 1, 1977 in Kelly's Pub, St. Paul, MN CC BY-SA 2.0 Michael Markos In 1986, another Scho jacket captured hearts and minds on the big screen. Worn by Tom Cruise in “Top Gun,” the Scho NYC Bomber returned the bomber jacket to the style forefront. From the 1990s up to today, leather jackets con nue to grace fashion runways as well as bikers’ backs, and the Perfecto con nues to inspire both motorcycle protec ve wear and high fashion. The Wild One Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953) © Columbia Pictures Corpora on 23