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

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  1. 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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    technovox One Too Many

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    Absolutely stunning! Just wish it fit me.
     
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  5. Claybertrand

    Claybertrand Practically Family

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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!
     
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    kazuma New in Town

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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.
     
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    just did this for my youtube channel

     
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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
     
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    @ Jmax from what I remember your young son is growing to fast for this.
     
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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
     
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    That design!
     
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  12. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Considering going on a hunger strike so I can fit into this jacket. Hahahaha.
     
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    That's the Spirit!! I've thought the same!
     
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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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    The Durable is SOLD.

    Thanks
     

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