Cafe Racer 70s? help to ID

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jonbuilder, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Practically Family

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    I picked this cafe racer up recently and would like any comments regarding the maker, band or age. The hide is medium weight about the same thickness and weight as my Aero Vicenza cafe racer maybe a tad lighter. The stitching seems to be an improvement over my 60s Bates CR and not as fine as my Aero CF. Tagged size 44 and fits in line with modern sized 44 jackets. The fit is spot on for me. The hide is well hydrated and shows little wear. I believe the jacket maker targeted motorcycle riders. If the jacket was someones designated riding jacket it would explain the small amount of wear. The main zip is a #10 Talon with a nicer casting than some of the one for sale on the bay. The panels are not grained matched. Not much patina is developing.

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  2. Captain Sensible

    Captain Sensible One of the Regulars

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    Looks very similar to a Lesco I have in terms of cut and panel design. Mine has all Serval zips though, and no button-over-the-waist-zip straps.
     
  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Lesco would be my guess, too.
     
  4. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Practically Family

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    Thanks, monitor and Captain You guys sure have a lot of leather jacket knowledge store up.
     
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  5. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Practically Family

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    yep, I concur I got myself a Lesco.
     
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  6. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Lesco for sure. I had one in the same style. An underrated brand.
     

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