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Old motorcycle photographs #2 Harley Davidson

I found this photo in a small tin box at a local market. On the back is written W.S Nixon (possibly Hixon) 1953.  I have to admit I don’t know much about Harley’s, anyone know what model this is?

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Old motorcycle photographs #1

There is something about a motorcycle that just makes you want to pose with it. The motorcycle is a cultural touch point, They represent a sense of danger, a subversive and hedonistic mix of freedom, rebellion, adventure, not found elsewhere … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Munro

It seems to be the year for re-imaginings of classics with the ‘New’ Brough superior a few months ago and now ‘The Spirit of Munro’. There’s been quite a bit of buzz over the past few weeks about this a … Continue reading

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A Look at Life: Motorcycling

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Cafe Racer Jackets #4 Brimaco

Time for another iconic Cafe Racer Jacket. This time; Brimaco. Brimaco jackets have had a lot of screen time in recent years, appearing in several films and T.V programs, from Joshua Jacksons “One Week” (worth seeing) to Jamie bell in “Jumper” … Continue reading

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Just Because: The Sign Painter

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Glove’s for your Cafe Racer: Ranchers and Ropers.

While the existence of Mapel motorcycle jeans may go some way towards tackling the difficulty of finding quality gear that looks as good off the bike as it does on, while still offering decent protection, it’s sadly it’s not just a problem … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peak inside Mister Freedom

A rare look inside one of the leading lights of vintage and revival/heritage/reinterpretation clothing.

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Mapel Motorcycle jeans: the perfect denim for on and off your motorcycle

You Know that feeling of “why the hell didn’t someone think of that before”? You get it when you see something that seems so obvious in hindsight that you wonder how on earth it didn’t come about sooner. Motorcycles and … Continue reading

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Favourite Boots: Redwing 100th anniversary GT’s

Everyone should have at least one thing in our wardrobe or on the rail that has become something more than a mere garment. Nothing lasts forever but things that are built to last develop and mould to us, they are … Continue reading

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