Colorful cafe racer thread

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Marc mndt, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Will Zach

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    ^^
    If you write a nice email to Dave Himel he may make you one out of Shinki. He has the patterns.
     
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  2. JMax

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    Yeah, it is a beautiful jacket but I will keep hunting for the OG. Though a shinki version would be excellent.
     
  3. handymike

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    Himel made one in steerhide that was soft and AMAZING!
     
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  4. ton312

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    The Levi’s “repro” that I saw at an outlet store was far less than impressive. I would not have paid $35 for it. It was this model and priced at an utterly laughable $599 in 2012 or thereabouts. I believe Hugh Jackman wore it in a movie. If it were priced at $150 and 99% off...I’d still opt for a handful of gummy bears. instead. Laughably thin and super cheap hardware, a pure money grab based on all but forgotten screen time.
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  5. Tom71

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    Dug this out of the storage for this thread. Maybe I’ll hang on to it for a while. Can’t really zip it up, leather is rather thin, but boy did I love it back in the day.

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  6. Marc mndt

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    It looks awesome! I love those white undertones peaking through. Super cool.
     
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  7. Tom71

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    Thanks, Marc! It’s alway been quite the looker. The colour is simply gorgeous. Leather is on the lighter side, but still ok. Have been thinking about selling it for some time, as I don’t really wear it anymore.

    Big round of applause if anyone can guess the maker...
     
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  8. Mandarin

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    Red Vanson comet

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  9. Justhandguns

    Justhandguns Practically Family

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    Is this the Belstaff Ronnie? I still have one.
     
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  10. technovox

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    Great idea for a thread. I'll bite...
    First up is my padded flat track Bates aka "Garry" with 2 Rs, vintage Bates patch, and a big road scar on the back.

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  11. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Brooks gold label in British Racing Green
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  12. 02 nighttrain

    02 nighttrain New in Town

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    my bates cr, picture taken in 2006. i got older and grayer bates for fedora  from 06.jpg the jacket looks almost the same. the bates ovals got some patina and look great!
     
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  13. Marc mndt

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    How is the leather? I haven't handled a Brooks so therefore I wonder. Is it stiff or supple? Does it feel substantial or is it a lightweight jacket?

    Oh and could you share a closeup pic of the jacket were the color is shown accurately?

    I'm thinking of having a green racing shirt made one day so I'm already looking into leather options :)

    I think this looks more like frog green than British racing green.

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  14. Tom71

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    Keen eye! It is. A bit out of the ordinary for Belstaff, then and now, but a cool racer, IMO.
     
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  15. jonbuilder

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    Bates, I purchased to match my red and white Pikepeak unfortunately two sizes too large

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  16. Edward

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    Turned out well, good score. I love that petrol blue shade.

    I've recently been developing crazy notions of one of Aero's ice hockey jackets inspired by this jacket. Something really different for uber-casual wear...

    Nice. I could see Brad pit wearing something like this in that Tarrantino flick he was in. Has that sort of late sixties/ seventies feel to it. Interesting it's leather - I thought looking at the photo it was textile of some sort.

    Interesting. Makes me think of speedway for some reason.
     
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  17. handymike

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    Here you go @Marc mndt
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    I would call it lightweight to mid-weight pretty typical 60s stuff. Nothing special about the hide other than the color. It is flexible, and it took awhile before it soaked up any water when I washed it. I think it might compare with your Shields. Slightly thinner than my 60s Schott.
     
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  18. Marc mndt

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    Thanks. I absolutely love this color. The Brooks looks like a pretty good fit on you. Congrats.
     
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  19. handymike

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    Thedi used to make a similar colored jacket
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    I’ve been drooling over the color for 6 years or more.
     
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  20. Marc mndt

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    Nice jacket. If I remember correctly, @Merv owns this one in black.
     

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