Category Archives: Clothing

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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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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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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Cafe Racers Japan and revivalist vs originality

Revivalist groups are prevalent in Japan – versions of every 20th century western youth subculture, from punks to teddy boys, from rockabilly to mods, and of course the ton-up/ cafe-racers. But does a collection of iconic elements really make a … Continue reading

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Style Icons No 1: Buster Keaton.

Buster Keaton is perhaps not everyone’s obvious choice for a style icon,  let me explain why: Image was hugely important for the silent film stars of the 1920’s. Without sound, standing out visually was especially important. Each actor developed their … Continue reading

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The Curator Cafe, Totnes

I’m from Devon, it’s a beautiful place to live but it’s fair to say that aside from a few decent vintage stores, there aren’t all that many opportunities for the heritage/vintage obsessed individual such as myself to indulge in said interests. … Continue reading

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New Designs from Old Town

Based in Holt in Norfolk, Old Town Clothing, is one of my favourite makers. After having had an interest in vintage clothing for several years Old Town was one of the first contemporary manufacturers I became aware of and I have been … Continue reading

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