Presumably you're a motorcyclist, and if so, it's 99 percent certain you've owned a leather jacket. Even if synthetics are superior for your two-wheeled beat, the track demands animal skin, and it's good enough for me too. Besides, every leather jacket comes pre-soaked in a century of pungent associations, so no matter what style jacket you wear, you're wearing Style. Fans of vintage leather recite the classics—the Café Racer, the D-pocket, the Biker—and know the roots of these styles run deeper than The Wild One, but few have bothered to dig into the history of the leather jacket industry. Nobody has dug deeper than David Himel, owner of Himel Brothers Leather Co. in Toronto, Canada.