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1950s Rare and Beautiful Durable Cafe Racer-Horsehide size Small

tmitchell59

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The pictures really tell the story since I have little information about the Durable Brand or this jacket. Durable is a Canadian Brand most well known for possible being the jacket worn by Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones movie.

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I can date this jacket as pre 1954. John Lang and Sons quite producing leather around 1954 due to competition with other materials.

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The Beautiful Blue color must be most unusual for 1954. I'm not aware of many colored jackets in this time.

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Claybertrand

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Very cool jacket. Oddly the length and the sleeve length are within normal sizing range. But the chest and shoulders are really narrow. The wearer would need to be a stick!!!!!! But its a really cool blue CR with a killer pleated back and awesome cuffs.

Someone will get something special here from Terry.

GLWS!
 

kazuma

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I think I remember seeing this jacket on ebay a couple years back or something similar to this. Would have picked it up if it were bigger. Excellent jacket for anyone that it would fit.
 

jonbuilder

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SOAB, I know if it fit me you would not be selling. ;)One desirable jacket and is super cool. I have not yet gone to buying jackets too small to wear. Maybe when I retire from sailing I enter whole hog
 

Jin431

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The leather looks exceptional here and I find the cafe collar design here really beautiful. Too small in the chest even for me, too bad I missed out on that D pocket you sold a couple of months ago. Good luck with sale good sir
 

tmitchell59

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In response to a question I re-measured the hem and get 17 across instead of 16. This Video show the measurement. Hope this helps.

 
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