In the early 1960’s and 1970’s the company, North Beach Leather became world famous with the works they created through their designers to Stars such as Elvis Presley, Jimmie Hendrix, John Lennon, Sammy Davis Jr, Stevie Wonder, Santana and the list goes on.The Designers that created and worked through this company have continued on to fame and are some of the best leather and fashion designers of our time. These designers include Bill Morgan, Michael Hoban, Robert Warner, Burray Olson and Articulo Arocha from the town of Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico where some of the best leather works in the world are made.
The original owners of this very special out fit would be hard to determine since it was a recent purchase from a shop in Boquete, Panama. This was a very exciting find for me since I am from San Francisco and worked for a short stint in the North Beach workshop in the 70’s. It has brought back many memories and curiousity about what ever happened to this company which was an icon of our Era. I feel very fortunate to have had an association with some of these great artists!!!!
Leather Jacket and Bell Bottoms
Leather Jacket and Bell Bottoms (cached image)