Himel Cafe Racer size 44

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  1. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    The actual label is size 46 but fits closer to a size 44.
    Purchased last year.
    Made of a thicker than average Himel sourced Shinki. It is actually as thick as my new Freewheelers Mulholland.

    Worn approximately 5 hours but I did place it in my dryer, tumble NO HEAT for a total of about 15 hours to "break it in". The dryer tumble resulted in the tea core effect.

    Measures are displayed in the photos. Please ask if you would like different photo's taken or have questions.

    Below is information on the brown oil-tanned leather used straight from Himel Bro's website description. I am selling because the shade of brown does not work perfectly for me. I paid $2600 usd last year for this. Asking $1500 or best offer.

    The smell is the distinctive leathery smell of shinki mimosa tanned HH. The leather is then lightly pigment finished with a coating of oil and wax to give a glossy top coat that dulls over time with wear. The base colour will show through due to the natural mimosa colour of the leather underneath the top coat. The leather feels heavier to the hand due to the weight of the drum dye and the oils and waxes embued in the top coat. The leather is typically 1.2 to 1.3 mm or (2.5 to 2.75 oz) and can come smooth or grainy. Like all vegetable tanned leather fully shrunken grains will pop up and create ripples over time especially after getting wet that will mould the jacket to the wearer and develop character.
     

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  2. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    Thats fire brother! I bet this would fit me like a dream...... I would hate to buy this and then see you post the black one or the Mulholland- that would break my heart. Im holding aces..... question is what are you holding?
     
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  3. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    Wow.

    This is a pretty amazing jacket...
     
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  4. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    Absolutely Beautiful! GLWS!!
     
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  5. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    LOL. Brother, all I know is that the Mulholland and black Kensington are staying with me but we all know nothing is sacred around here!
     
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  6. Rain_City

    Rain_City New in Town

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    Also waiting for one of these in black to pop up. But this brown is sweet!
     
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  7. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    To this day my go-to jacket for the motorcycle is the Grail Langlitz I purchased from you.
    Irreplaceable!!
     
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  8. FlatCap99

    FlatCap99 One of the Regulars

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    Wow, the color variance on this jacket is amazing! This probably shouldn't take long to sell.
     
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  9. oskar

    oskar One of the Regulars

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    I take it. Send a pm
    My dream jacket :D
     
  10. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    Glad it's found a good home!
    And same here- my standard motorcycle riding jacket is my custom made padded Langlitz.
     
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  11. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Himel sleeve length.jpg
    To this day my go-to jacket for the motorcycle is the Grail Langlitz I purchased from you.
    Irreplaceable!!
     
  12. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    What is amazing to me is that a horsehide jacket made well over 50 years ago still smells amazing and serves so very well.
     
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  13. Moontanning

    Moontanning One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful. My wallet is breathing a sigh of relief to be later to read this than @oskar
     
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  14. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Waiting to hear back regarding sleeve length.
     
  15. oskar

    oskar One of the Regulars

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    Sadly the sleeves are too short. Its is back on the market.
    @Moontanning
     
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  16. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    To those interested, since the shoulder to shoulder is 20 inches be advised the sleeve length will have a tendency to fit longer.
     
  17. Brandrea33

    Brandrea33 A-List Customer

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    Good luck with the sale. It’s a beautiful jacket:)
     
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  18. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    I keep looking at the free throw line like I'm JORDAN.......im fixing to jump
     
  19. Jrolfe

    Jrolfe A-List Customer

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    Perfection. If I had the mullah right now it would be sold!!!
     
  20. Moontanning

    Moontanning One of the Regulars

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    Think of it more like when Jordan shot free throws with his eyes closed and just go for it. ;)

    It's so very tempting. Sleeve length is a reason for pause. That and the obvious cash spend. Sleeves may be too long for me. I tend to like my sleeves a little on the shorter side. 20" shoulders is within range for me but does usually mean the sleeves fit longer.

    @sweetfights can you add some perspective on your measurements and how the jacket fits? And/or do you have any fit pics? These racing shirt style jackets can be unforgiving with fit. I have a 44" chest measurement. Add a little for a shirt. How close to a 44" do you think this actually fits?
     
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