Please help ID this cafe racer

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Gamma68, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Gamma68

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    I came across this unlabeled CR today at a vintage clothing store and I'm curious about what brand it might be.

    It has a distinct wind flap that rises above the top of the main zipper. YKK zips throughout. The front zip pull is on the left-hand side, which could indicate it's Canadian or British. The lining pattern is also distinct. The leather is lighter like a vintage Brooks and somewhat shiny.

    These aren't the best photos but they were my best option in the store.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Gamma68

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    Got ya'll stumped, eh?
     
  3. Monitor

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    That's a Brimaco style wind-flap and collar. Could be something of theirs.
     
  4. Gamma68

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    Damn, you guys are good with the IDs.

    Ah, Brimaco. Yep, looks like they used a similar wind flap that you can leave up or fold under (like the one pictured below that is known to be a Brimaco).

    Is British Cycle Leathers the same company?

    Would Bristol be another possibility? The same store had a Bristol hanging nearby.

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  5. Monitor

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    If I remember correctly, Brimaco became British Cycle so yeah, they're basically the same company. I think they just switched the name, the jackets were produced at the same place. Bristol was making very similar jackets at the time though I don't know anything about them. Could be Bristol, too. It was the Masco / LL kinda deal all the way.

    It's a nice jacket, whatever it is.
     

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