For our Fall '16 Collection, we wanted to honor the perilous times of the Second World War, and the perseverance shown by the Allied Forces and their countrymen on the front lines and back home.
A mash of WWII imagery, slogans, and Allied propaganda poster art come together to serve as the inspiration for this handcrafted, 100% American-made collection of designs.
We're certain you'll enjoy wearing what we've enjoyed creating.
Welcome to the Front Lines.
"You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival." —Prime Minister Winston Churchill
"We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we won in war." —General Douglas MacArthur (Sept. 1945)
Paratroopers were first used on a large scale during World War II for troop distribution and transportation. They were often used on the most forward front lines of battle, deployed to seize strategic objectives such as airfields or bridges.
"United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory." —General Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world: 'We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls.'" —Prime Minister Winston Churchill
The Harley Davison WLA was a military model produced from 1942 to 1945 in support of WWII. These motorcycles improved mechanized forces on the front lines by providing faster travel of reconnaissance elements and messenger units. The "WLA" designation was unique; the "W" stood for the 45 cubic inch side valve engine designed in 1937; the "L" stood for the model's high compression; and the "A" signified the customer—the U.S. Army.
"There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action, and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives, and in our daily tasks." —President Franklin D. Roosevelt