Lewis Leathers on Discovery Channel

May 2010 saw Cafe Racer TV visit the Lewis Leathers shop where they interviewed two of the LL Crew and some of our friends who came along on the day. The latest series debuted in the States in late November and finally begins screening in the UK this month, the first showing of the show featuring Lewis Leathers is at 8pm on January 6th with further screenings to follow:

JANUARY 6th: 8pm

JANUARY 7th: 11am

JANUARY 7th: 11pm

JANUARY 17th 11.30am

JANUARY 17th: 11.30pm

JANUARY 26th: 11am

JANUARY 26th: 11pm

For more details see HERE:

And Here is what Cafe Racer TV’s Mike Seate had to say on the making of the episode:


NEW CAFÉ RACER TV SHOW–This week, we’ve been working feverishly to complete a few segments for the show that are near and dear to our hearts. The foremost is a piece we shot at London’s Lewis Leathers, known as the oldest and most respected leather motorcycle gear manufacturer on the planet. That’s no trite distinction as motorcycle gear has to be stylish, durable and capable of taking the sort of punishment that gives rodeo clowns nightmares just to survive, let alone for most of a century as has Lewis.

Lewis Leathers, Cafe Racer TV

The shop is run by Derek Harris, one of the coolest cats we had the pleasure of meeting during our extended world tour. Derek is a quiet, soft-spoken type but has more arcane and fascinating facts stored in his noggin than most. He can drop science on the history and development of motorcycle gear for hours and never grow boring, and his insights on how leather gear worn by early aviators evolved into the same motorcycle jackets we wear today is, well, you’ll have to catch the TV show for his side of the story.

–Mike Seate