The replica jacket includes key features of Brando's original jacket right down to the embroidered 'Johnny' name tag and the BR MC distressed print on the back of it. Moreover, Triumph is also developing men's and ladies' t-shirts as well as a limited edition print that features Brando's iconic movie pose inspired by "The Wild One."
"The Wild One" starred Brando as motorcycle gang leader Johnny Stabler, who rode a 1950 Triumph Thunder bird 6T. During its initial release, "The Wild Ones" popularity caused a buying frenzy of black leather motorcycle jackets, Triumph motorcycles, jeans, white caps, and sunglasses.
"It was an honor to work with Mr. Brando's estate and while many will want the jacket as a must-have collector's item, we're confident we'll be seeing this beautiful item on streets and freeways worn by motorcyclists everywhere," said Ian Reilly, Clothing, Merchandise and Licensing Manager, Triumph Motorcycles Limited.
The Triumph Legends Wild One leather jacket will be available just in time for the holidays at Triumph Dealerships beginning December 1.
"We are thrilled to be celebrating one of the most iconic duos in motorcycle history -- Marlon Brando and Triumph. We hope this collaboration will invigorate the motorcycle community and reintroduce Marlon as the undisputed rebel and trendsetter that he was," said Theresa Brown, Senior Director of Business Development, who directs strategy and implementation for Brand Sense Partners' Estate and Celebrity group.