Help needed identifying vintage Cafe Racer

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Rev-O, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Rev-O

    Rev-O New in Town

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    Hi all, here's one that's new to me. Can someone help me ID it? (Schott? Lesco? The label is missing but it has the cloth "Leathercraft Process of America" tag in the side hem)

    Leather is thinnish and stiffish with a plasticky sort of coating. I've treated it to some Renapur (the English version of Pecards) but it mostly seems to just sat on the surface rather than soaking and penetrating. Still, the quality seems good (Serval zips, single panel back etc) and I really like the fit and cut. Quite lightweight for an old one.

    Shallow shoulder gussets on the back (not quite full bi-swing, more bi-curious) with angled / pre-formed arms.

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  2. ton312

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    Fidelity or Excelled with a pinch of possibly Beau Breed.
     
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  3. Rev-O

    Rev-O New in Town

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    Thanks! Is that good / ok / bad?
     
  4. ton312

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    If it fits..IT'S GOOD!
     
  5. Rev-O

    Rev-O New in Town

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    Hahaha! Like a glove. I got it on ebay (.co.uk) from a seller I've used before. He has some nice stuff and hasn't disappointed me yet. Not one of those "friendly" etsy-ish sellers who send a lot of messages and extra stuff, but who cares? It's a bloke's leather jacket not a sparkly unicorn and I'm not a teenage girl.
     
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    LOL..that's funny and true. The last thing I ordered off etsy did come with all kinds of frivolous extras. I ordered a jacket and it came with some handsoap and I think some incense? LOL.
     
  7. Rev-O

    Rev-O New in Town

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    I've got teenage daughters and they love all that nonsense. Oooh glitter and a handmade card! No thanks.
     
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  8. Seb Lucas

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    I had a Beau Breed that looked like that. Same snaps, thin leather (a la 1970's Brooks) thick quilting, broad shoulders.

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  9. Rev-O

    Rev-O New in Town

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    Thanks! That does look very similar. Are they any good?
     
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    Rev-O New in Town

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  11. Seb Lucas

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    If they fit and suit you they are great. I didn't like the quilted lining (too warm) and the shoulders made me look farcically broad so I moved it on. This jacket was worn by Charles Bronson in the original version of The Mechanic.
     
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  12. Rev-O

    Rev-O New in Town

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    Wow, thanks. I'm pretty broad across the chest and shoulders and some jackets make me look to wide but this seems a good fit -- flattering, one might almost say.

    I shall check out the movie!

    Thanks again
     
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  13. ton312

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    Charles wore this jacket to the nuts. Everything here is perfect:
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    It's a keeper, Charlie. Ignore what Jill says.
     

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