“Turtlezip” sweaters were first introduced in the 1933 Harley-Davidson Accessories catalog. This new concept allowed the motorcycle rider to convert the sweater from a V neck style when unzipped, to the fashionable turtleneck when fully zipped to keep your neck nice and warm
In 1937, the sweaters had changed from one color to two tone sweaters. Harley-Davidson offered 128 color combinations at one time because motorcycle clubs wanted to have different colors from one another.
“Competition Sweaters” were introduced for racers in 1939 that featured “Harley-Davidson” in felt letters. The black and white sweater became a favorite of riders interested in racing, hill climbs and competitive sport.
Today, these sweaters are proudly made in the U.S.A. in the original knitting mills that have been in business over the past 92 years. The sweaters are made with same heavy old-school knit and throwback embroidered techniques and all are 100% Wool. So, if you are looking for the extra special item to keep warm in this holiday season, why not take home a motorcycle sweater based on those directly from the Harley-Davidson Archives? (source @ harley-davidson)
Made in the USA. To place an order or find out more contact The Shop at The Shop@h-dmuseum.com or 414-287-2770