I first learned of Cockpit USA while in Florence, Italy for the Pitti Uomo men’s show where Cockpit and I were both showing our brands as a party of Liberty Fairs’ Born in the USA section. I met Jacky and Jeff and we quickly became friends. I fell in love with the quality and style of the brand and own several pieces myself. When I opened my store in the summer of 2018, I knew I wanted to carry Cockpit USA, which has done quite well with our local customers.
The idea of collaborating with Cockpit USA on the Moto Vest came from a personal need to have the ideal leather motorcycle vest for myself and my friends who ride. With their expertise in design and manufacturing, I knew Cockpit would be the ideal collaborator. I couldn’t be happier with how the vest came out and look forward to seeing it on motorcycle riders around the city.
Written by: Dana Glaeser
About The Moto Vest
Written and photographed by: Harlam Rodriguez
Cockpit USA x Slightly Alabama's Moto Vest is designed for and by motorcycle riders. The made in USA vest uses the finest deer tanned calfskin leather and includes all the features necessary for the everyday motorcycle rider's needs. Features include:
- Two front chest pockets deep enough for a cell phone or wallet.
- Additional slit-pocket on the upper left chest for easy access to store headphones, or sunglasses.
- Two interior pockets, one horizontal, the other vertical for secure carry needs.
- Zip open access linning for storage or easy access to the leather's shell for customization.
The Slightly Alabama retail store in NYC carries a collection of Cockpit USA items hand-selected by Dana himself. Items like the Vintage Roughneck Oil Driller, M-65 Field Jacket, Authentic MA-1 Bomber Jacket, and the Wool Lined WWII American Tanker Jacket are some of the many interesting pieces found at the Slightly Alabama store located at 350 Bleecker Street (corner store) NYC; shop the look here.