Category Archives: Leather Jackets

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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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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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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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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