Rare & Authentic 1960s Yellow North Beach Leather Whipstitched Pants


Item Description:

North Beach Leather pants are the holy grail of all leather pants- there have been many copies over the years but NOTHING beats the original! Brit is an avid collector of these pants and if these were her size they would stay with her forever. These beauties feature: buttery soft-as-can-be yellow leather, chocolate brown contrast stitching, a lace-up front, brown braided cord, flared legs, and raw hem. Brit has two pairs of her own and cherishes them more than anything else in her closet. These are ultra rare and so hard to come by, not to mention they will only get more valuable over time!! Read on for some awesome info on the backstory of Michael Hoban, the first designer for NBL:

"In 1967, the small shop was moved into the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach district, from which they took the name–North Beach Leather. Soon, they opened another in Berkeley, CA. As the center of the counterculture, Berkeley in the 1960s provided the perfect atmosphere for Hoban’s design. As his custom business began to expand, so did his list of clients. He made clothes for Black Panthers Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver and for many members of the Hell’s Angels. Elvis Presley came into the shop and spent $38,000 on an order of leather capes, pants, and jackets. Many other celebrities shopped at North Beach Leather, including Elton John, who bought a rainbow fringe jacket, and Sammy Davis, Jr., who purchased a red, white, and blue Captain America outfit. Hoban soon designed custom leather ensembles for popular recordings artists such as the Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner."

A few marks and discolorations as photographed but overall in amazing condition for their age. The leather is BUTTERY soft, sturdy but also comfortably thin- absolutely no dry, cracked, or stiff areas. These are beyond comfortable and will completely mold to your body.

Brand: North Beach Leather, Hand Crafted in Mexico
Size: Marked 29 but fit smaller.
Fiber Content: Leather (most likely deer or buckskin)

Measurements laying FLAT (double waist, hip, and thigh measurements for full circumference)
Waist: 12.5" laced at their tightest. Can be opened up to 14" with back panel behind laces still giving full coverage
Hips: 16" across at 6" down from the wast. 18.5" across at 10.5" down from waist. 
Rise: 12"
Inseam: 34"
Side Seam Length: 43.4"
Thigh: 10.5" (measured just under crotch across leg to side seam)

Best Fits:
XS. Casey is 5'5" and wears a size 24/25 in pants or size XS. These fit her perfectly!

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