Category Archives: Horsehide

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 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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Aero Leathers new designs

Like most people who have a slight obsession with leather jackets I’ve been a fan of Aero Leathers for many many years. For those who don’t know, Aero Leathers is something of a legend, since the early 1980’s they have … Continue reading

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