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Help identifying this cafe racer..?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by lina, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. lina

    lina A-List Customer

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    AAFC2274-1901-4FFC-B3D9-12EDF17CEFD4.jpeg CF2838AF-EDB7-4B5A-B622-AED9A3EAB07A.jpeg 709A7A99-5103-421D-A253-C54E4DE9F503.png 83DE25BF-4373-48F0-9031-46979FE6F7D3.png BA926F49-BB16-4AA6-92D7-D83A1FCC0EE2.png This was a very cheap thrift store buy, and it’s pretty thrashed, but I like the way it fits and wouldn’t mind finding a better version of it.

    No maker label, and not many clues. Leather is pretty thin and doesn’t seem to be super high quality. Back is a single piece, with shoulder gussets (currently blown out). Plain snaps at the neck. Main zipper seems to be a replacement, but the sleeves zippers are Serval. There is a tag sewn in that says for cleaning send to “Leathercraft Process of Am[..]”. Once had a zip out lining, long gone.

    One slightly distinctive thing: a corduroy strip at the bottom of the inner lining, which appears original. So, let me know if anyone has an idea.
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I’ll hazard a guess just from the shot of the back and the collar: Fidelity Leather.
    That said, I’ve never seen one with a zip-in liner...
     
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  3. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    Lesco?


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  4. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    The "leathercraft process" tag sounds like Schott, but I'm not sure.
     
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  5. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    Lesco - check out eBay for Lesco café racers and compare and contrast.
     
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  6. lina

    lina A-List Customer

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    ^^ I haven’t seen any Fidelity, Lesco, or Schott that quite match it, though of course that’s not conclusive. The liner zip does look like what you see on some Lescos, but they seem to all have a kidney panel on the back. Leather seems thinner than all of these brands, from what I’ve seen.
     
  7. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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  8. lina

    lina A-List Customer

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    Hmm yes, could well be. I’m gonna follow up and see what I can find. Thanks. ( I have to say though, that corduroy hem really does look original. Or else it’s one of the best repairs ive seen on these old jackets.)
     
  9. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    It could be! I've never seen it on a Sears CR but they varied a lot throughout the years.
     
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