Category Archives: Apparel of Desire

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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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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Cafe Racer Jackets # 3: Aero Leathers Cafe Racer

‘Cafe Racer’ jackets vary hugely in design, deceptively so. At a glance they might look pretty similar, after all they’r all simple slim fitting jackets with two chest pockets and a stand collar, how different can they really be? To … Continue reading

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Apparel of Desire No. 3 and No.4: Old Town Clothing

This is more of an excuse to post some of Old Town Clothing’s fantastic work, than anything else. In truth All of their designs are items that I have spent many hours looking at again and again, but here are … Continue reading

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Cafe Racer Jackets #2 Himel Brothers Kensington Racing Shirt 1949, and the dilemma of you get what you pay for.

A double post today, and it’s a bit of a cheat really since this is both one of the best Cafe Racer Jackets ever produced and its also one of those items that I truly covet. Presenting the Kensington Racing Shirt … Continue reading

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Ton-up Boys and Cafe Racer Jackets #1 Buco J-100

One of the most iconic designs of leather jacket ever produced, the ‘cafe racer’ conjures up images of the Ton-up boys, greasy spoon cafes and modified Brit bikes. Cafe culture has seen a resurgence in the past few years and along with custom bike … Continue reading

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Apparel of Desire No:1 Mister Freedom Chaparral Blouse

Apparel of Desire, lists items that I covet and hope (probably in vain) to own one day. First up is the Chaparral Blouse from the legend that is Mister Freedom: Slim fitting mid century silhouette that combines both half belt and … Continue reading

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