Harley-Davidson Sport Sweaters. Did You Know?

“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


11 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Sport Sweaters. Did You Know?”

  1. 1 ray c wheeler Nov 4th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Perfect….. and U S A Made…..

  2. 2 Calif Phil Nov 5th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Even though I do not wear sweaters I think these are really cool.

  3. 3 Boss Hawg Nov 5th, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Nice sweaters.

    We enjoy riding A1A in the evening after dinner. Going to order me an orange/black one for riding when it’s not cold enough for the jacket.

    Boss Hawg

  4. 4 Mick Nov 5th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Funny how the post a few weeks ago about these exact same sweaters made by the exact same company (and sold for a lesser price) but without the H-D name emblazoned on them received a lot of guff. But somehow these get raves. Strange lot, Cyril.

  5. 5 ValueTeck Enterprises LLC Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Need something to replace my sweat shirt under my jacket on cold days.This could work nicely.

  6. 6 MC Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Do they offer them in “pear shape” to fit most of us?

  7. 7 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    vintage brown is nice!

  8. 8 Chris Nov 8th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Good observation Mick. A fickle crowd.

  9. 9 BC Nov 8th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Would like one without the HD logos, who had/has them? Thx. BC

  10. 10 Mick Nov 16th, 2012 at 10:59 am
  11. 11 TheLordsofWard8 Dec 6th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks for the link to the previous post Mick. Huge FACT! The Dehen family have been making these sweaters for ages. It’s American Made and the same sweaters from the 30s. When Regan said “it’s time to let the bull loose.” this price tag is the end result. The legacy he left, you and me and our kids?? American factories (and jobs) gone? The ones that are sticking it out need your support esp. for niche markets like ours. How can any American company even stay in the game when you’re soooo used to the Wal Mart price tag? And I get it you gotta do what you gotta do for you and yours, but don’t gripe and buy American! Bring it back home!

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