“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a movie that had a box-office success and received critical acclaim. The movie features some fine vintage motorcycles and leather jackets.
In the movie, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) rides two motorcycles: a red and a blue. It is difficult to tell the exact model of the blue motorcycle—a Harley Triumph. The red, however, is an Indian 101 Scout motorcycle built by the Indian Motorcycle Company between 1928 and 1931.
The Indian Scout 101 evolved from an earlier Scout and featured longer wheelbase, sturdier frame, and lower seat. The Scout 101 was replaced in 1932 by a Scout with the Chief frame, had a reputation for its good handling, and was popular among racers and trick riders in its time.
Benjamin Button Leather Jackets
If you want an authentic Benjamin Button look, in addition to the Indian 101, you should get a matching leather jacket. Brad Pitt wore three different vintage leather jackets, created for the movie with the collaboration of British apparel company Belstaff.
In the scene when Benjamin rides the Indian 101, he wears the Belstaff Panther jacket. In another scene, Brad Pitt rides the classic Triumph wearing the Belstaff Button blouson. There’s also a scene when Pitt wears a Shearling Jacket with a shearling collar. A limited edition of the three jackets was offered for sale in 2009 by Belstaf. The jackets didn’t come cheap—$1,205 for the Panther jacket, $1,295 for the Button blouson, and $1,995 for a Shearling jacket.