Good Wear Leather Co. Beck Horsehide Cafe Racer

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  1. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    This is the narrative I posted on a Thread about the GW Beck.

    Saw it on ebay, got a message from the owner. He is a TFL member, so we made a deal. Jacket arrived today then I found out the original pattern jacket came from another TFL member. Small jacket world.

    I don't know about Beck jackets. I'm not sure what model this one is based on. I did get an inquiry several months ago about a Beck 666. I had never heard of the model.

    I'm sure readers will educate me.

    This jacket has no size tag. I estimate a 46 since it feels a bit big on me. I typically wear a 44. Maybe it just the style of jacket. I'm use to more form fitting cafe racers. The seller wears a 42, so too big for him. He had an opportunity and tried it on.

    I would estimate 3 ounce Horween Horsehide. Nice weight. Has a vintage look and feel.


    Additional pictures are here.

    It isn't going to work for me. I'm pictured at 5'9" 190, typically wear a size 44.

    Price: $775 shipped in CONUS.

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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful quality jacket. Excellent vids as always. GLWTS
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  3. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    The Beck is Back.

    A video sales pitch

     
  4. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    Beautiful jacket terry I love it,,,
     
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  5. plainsman

    plainsman Familiar Face

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    Superb jacket. I have a brown GW and the quality and fit is excellent
     
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  6. tmitchell59

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    I may be falling in Love too, I had only worn it a couple of times. I've got a few other new ones laying around. Something must move.
     
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  7. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Good Wear Beck Cafe Racer price drop:

    $675 shipped in CONUS

    get while you can.
     
  8. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Somebody (else) please buy this jacket!!!
    I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out...
     
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  9. jonesy86

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    I'm thinking I could wear this to the beach...No?
     
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  10. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Yes you could. And the arms are long enough for you as well.
     
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  11. jonesy86

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    Oh yeah, this fine jacket would fit me spot on! And, a boy can never have enough GWs.
     
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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Sounds like Aloha baby!!
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  13. tmitchell59

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    I thought this would "jump off the shelf". I may have to find room in my closet for this one to stay around. I don't own a nice "high end" Cafe Racer. Something unique and special.
     
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  14. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Good Wear Horsehide Beck Cafe Racer: Size 44/46

    $675 shipped in conus.

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  15. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Maybe a pic, maybe not.

    $675 shipped in conus

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  16. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    I see a gorgeous pic!
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  17. MemphisBlues

    MemphisBlues One of the Regulars

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    I'm curious, is there any way to measure what the bicep and forearms areas of the sleeves would be?

    The chest, shoulders and arm length all check my boxes, but I'm a little concerned the sleeves might not be as trim on my arms as I'd hope for.
     
  18. tmitchell59

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    The video shows the measurement of the bicep area of 8 3/4 across flattened.

    forearm area 7 1/4

    I measured a Buzz Rickson size 44 A2 in the same bicep area for comparison. it is 8 1/4



    Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues again,,,B. Dylan
     
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  19. Thuggee

    Thuggee Practically Family

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    That’s a crazy beautiful jacket how’s it not sold yet, luckily to big for me


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  20. MemphisBlues

    MemphisBlues One of the Regulars

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    That was so awesome of you to do a video, I really appreciate it.

    I was checking your measurements against a few jackets I have. The sleeves on this particular jacket seem to be a bit larger than average.

    I have a Freewheelers Mulholland (size 44) and the bicep is 8 inches and the forearm a hair under 7 inches. Those are pretty fitted for my body type, too.

    I don't have any cafe racers anymore but I also measured a Leathertogs I have and the measurements for a size 44 are even fitter than the Mulholland.

    I'm wondering if the jacket was made for Popeye? I am 6'3" and 230 and those sleeves would be big on me. I really love this thing but unfortunately the numbers don't quite match up.
     
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