First, I have to mention that I have no idea about older jackets. This was my first attempt to buy one sight unseen via the internet. Unfortunately, this attempt was not necessarily successful, as described here: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/thr...ny-potential-ones.89562/page-540#post-2838946 So I stumbled across a Cafe Racer jacket from Sears, Roebuck and Co, U.S.A. The Leather Shop, which I liked right off the bat. According to the seller, this Cafe Racer must have been made sometime in the 70s. What model it is, I know unfortunately just as little. Possibly someone here from the forum knows model and production year. According to the ad it is Roughout leather, maybe it is Suede. The jacket is heavier than I would have assumed with the small size. From the cut very similar to the Jean Shop NYC Cafe Racer. Size listed as 38. Shoulders 50 cm / 19.7" P2P 58 cm / 22.8" Waistband 48 cm / 18.9" Back 64 cm / 25.2" Sleeves 63.5 cm / 25" Perfect measurements for me, if you disregard the way too short sleeves and back. lol As far as I know, gussets always have an elastic band sewn in to bring the pleats back to their original shape. There are no such bands on this jacket. Either, they were never on (which I can't really imagine) or someone removed them. This could also explain the somewhat unclean stitching on the lining under the armpits. Whether the lining was ever replaced, I can not say. In any case, the labels would have been reattached as on the original (according to comparison pictures of other jackets of the brand). The zippers are all ok and from the brand Serval USA, which probably no longer exists. The condition of the leather looked a bit better in the ad, although the worn stains were disclosed. The condition is certainly too bad for the price I paid for it. But if the jacket would fit perfectly, I wouldn't care and I would wear it as it is. Unfortunately, the jacket does not smell very good. Certainly subjective, I am very sensitive there. For someone else, it may be perfectly ok. Maybe a previous owner was once a smoker or something. But I could imagine that one could get this problem under control. If there is a collector here who is interested in the jacket and will pay for the shipping fees, I will gladly pass it on. The 230 EUR I have to write off anyway as a lesson (do not laugh at me, I wanted the jacket just and the dimensions were specified differently. Actually, it should have fit me perfectly ;-)) I have seen a similar jacket in new (Fuel Sidewaze) and maybe I try the times. Or I'll commission 5* to make me one out of steerhide with the rough side facing out. We'll see. Here are a few pictures now.