I've no good excuse for this purchase other than I've wanted one since 2012 and just never got around to it. Luck brought this very gently used one my way. This is my second Pegasus, I originally ordered a CR from Kevin back in 2012 and loved it but made the mistake of sizing it too small for my expanding frame. The leather on this jacket is wildly different from the CR. You can read my review of it and see a pic or two here: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/pegasus-durable-clothing-horsehide-cafe-racer-review.65756/ It's funny how my view on CXL changed over the years. This jacket (I believe) is aged merlot and is no longer available from Pegasus. This jacket is way thicker and considerably heavier/stiffer than the CR. Not CXL stiff but stiff none the less. It's also far more glossy. To me this jacket is an interesting mix of an old school Trojan style m/c jacket and something from the 70's. I mean the lapels are GIANT. It seems that Pegasus has a flair for the dramatic with regard to collars and lapels. The collar on my CR was like a leather turtleneck. The design is quite appealing to my eye. Love the chest height D pocket which is leather lined. The throat latch is cool too tho I'll never use it. The handwarmers look great but don't really work to well as actual pockets. Much like the Vanson Gambler, when they are cut at this angle it's just odd. The back is beautiful. The pleats and half belt are nice although I feel the HB should be 1" lower. This jacket is 1" longer than standard so that may account for why. I wouldn't have requested additional length. There's a pretty good deal of front drop and this sits right at my threshold for front length. Inside features a buttoned interior pocket and is lined in a toasty, super soft almost flannel like wool. It has a beefy Ideal main zip which is sewn slightly curved and a conmar repro chest zip. The shoulders are square and neat, slim sleeves and button cuffs. I really look forward to putting some miles on it this fall and winter. I had to move quickly with fit pics to avoid heat stroke and they are up to my usual low standard but hey, at least I'm not in the bathroom. Bottom line is Pegasus makes a Hell of a jacket. I hope Kevin is doing well and keeps up what I consider to be really exceptional work. And now I'm done with jackets forever.