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Cafe Racer Custom

February 8, 2016

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Custom subtle sloped foam and soft black suede for a Northeast Sportscar cafe racer custom. Love this paint job too.

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Harley Custom

February 4, 2016

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This was a cool little job, where the goal was to create a passenger pad on a tiny pan the customer made, to perfectly match an original 70’s rider seat. The bike is a custom Harley Davidson chopper. Look for this one at Mama Tried in Milwaukee!

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Custom foam, black vinyl to match the vintage rider seat, piping, and buttons on a slim, sexy pan. Retro modern.

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Back view. Vinyl, piping, buttons and a clean back to show through the sissy bar setup.

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Harley Chopper

February 3, 2016

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the finished seat

Thin foam, black vinyl and inset narrow raised ribs for a custom Harley chopper build by Kozak Kustoms.

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

The Chinoniño

October 21, 2015

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The Lee Marvin “Chino” sweater is now available in pint sized, as the “Chinoniño” (aptly nicknamed by The Vintagent) for all those tiny hooligans in the making.

Buy a “Chinoniño” today in the SHOP.

Buy an adult Lee Marvin “Chino” today in the SHOPil_570xN.278900924

Custom, handmade replica of the sweater Lee Marvin wore opposite Marlon Brando, as the leader of the rival gang The Beatles in The Wild One (1953). The colors (navy blue & yellow) of Lee Marvin’s sweater (only ever seen in Black & White) is discussed by Hunter S Thompson in his book Hell’s Angels.

“Frank (Hell’s Angel’s President, Frisco Chapter 1955-62) was so completely hip that he went down to Hollywood and bought the blue and yellow striped sweatshirt that Lee Marvin wore in The Wild One. Frank wore it ragged, and not only for runs and parties. When he felt the Angels were being prosecuted beyond the norm he would make an appearance in the police chief’s office, wearing his Hollywood sweatshirt and demand justice.”
– Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson

Each sweater is made entirely by hand, to order to ensure a perfect fit, using soft 100% virgin wool.

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Read a more about the history of the biker film including The Wild One in ‘The Chopper, the real story’ by Paul d’Orleans, The Vintagent, which i was honored to contributed to. http://www.amazon.com/The-Chopper-Real-Story/dp/3899555244

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Harley 883 Iron

August 17, 2015

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the finished seat

Brown leather and diamonds for a 2015 Harley 883 Iron.

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the finished seat

Diamonds are top-stitched in a brown thread just a shade or two darker to give the finished seat the look of a saddle.

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the finished seat. Photo by Ben Draper Photography.

Via Meccanica seats look best back on the bikes. Especially in Ben Draper shots. Check out his work on Instagram @bendraperphotography.

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Yamaha XT600

June 29, 2015

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the finished seat

Scuffed up, imperfect vintage black leather gives this Yamaha X600 seat the look of a well loved motorcycle jacket.

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Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Moto Morini

May 27, 2015

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the finished seat

This Vintage Moto Morini seat had seen better days. Using the old cover for inspiration, I created a new cover out of soft black vinyl, recreating the original design in raised, topstitched sections and pieces back panel.

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the finished seat

Logo at back is hand lettered to match the original, perfectly. Historical recreations always make me happy. Can’t wait to see this bike back together over at 20th Century Cycles!

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

miss1932@gmail.com

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

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