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14 Amazing Covers of Leather Weekend

Join us on a special trip down "leathery lane."

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The original concept for 2002’s cover, by then art director Tony Frye, was to spell out “Leather Weekend” in rivets on the back of the jacket. Unfortunately, as it often does, deadline got the better of us and the task proved too time consuming. So we simply went rivetless and featured staff photographer Michael Wichita’s portrait in all its striking black and white glory. The year’s featured story was an interview with Mel Jacobs, then president of the Centaur MC. Jacobs, sadly, passed away in October, 2010.

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