at 10:06 AM
Your hands should be on the handle bars! The D pocket is for your .38!
at 09:41 AM
The jacket style number 1928, is actually the year the first motorcycle jacket was designed and made by Schott. Since this vintage design is from then, I really can not consult with Irving Schott but the design of the "D" pocket with the zipper on top of the pocket makes sense. This "D" pocket was used mainly for holding personal items, such as keys, cigarettes, and other personal items and was not meant to keep your hand warm. I believe from photos I have seen from that era, the riders wore M/C gloves. The design of the zipper placement on the pocket allowed the rider to access this pocket easily with his right hand even when riding. Placing the zipper on the opposite side of the pocket would not allow access when riding. The snap pocket on top of the "D" pocket is a for loose change, we must remember in 1928 most things could be purchased with change. Of course if you were left handed it may have been a little awkward to use.
at 01:29 PM
Ok I get it . It's an outside gun pocket for conceal carry, for quick draw shooting with your right hand or to keep other sundry items handy while driving . I've only owned jackets or vests with inside gun pockets before. Now I'm gonna find me a pair of 1928 style riding gloves to keep me hands warm . Thank you Gail . Thank You everybody.