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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Gamma68, Oct 26, 2018.
Yeah I wasn't very surprised, but it was kind of funny.
I remember you....you were the cool teach!
With the leather jackets...and hats.
Teach for tomorrows.
lately I wear denim jackets most time, perfectly blending in harmony with society, no comments, no raised eyebrows, no empty seats, just a normal human being in his denim jacket, sometime personally I feel giving off too much denimbro signal which I believe am not since I have no single spot of fades to show, doesn't wear feather pendant necklace, cuffed jeans and workboots
Bright blue type III Denim of course gets much more looks.
Which one gets the most. Well, tricky, depends on time factor.
My Ciano Farmer quilted denim work coat has gotten a ton.
My natural HH Wayfarer has gotten very strong positive opinions. It's a cool jacket, but I think because it fits so well, that helps too, and the color is different than most.
My favorite though is my NMWA/Monitaly Brown cord ranch "Jhonny Brasco" jacket. Love that thing.
I never usually make comments like this but being British this makes me loose all sense.
Historically I do not believe there is such a thing as a Café racer, not by the London boys that met at the Ace or Busy Bee. It has and always will be pronounced Kafff racer with a heavy emphasis on the 'K' sound and also the 'FFF' with no é at the end. I do believe that that awful TV show of Mike Seat is trying to establish to change British history of young peoples ideals to America's own.Please do not think of this as an insult to your post, but if we the British can use American terms to describe Americas culture such as hot rod and custom cars etc, why not accept ours for our culture.
As applied to jackets, who made the first jacket to be called a Cafe racer style? It may have even been Aero as there's was the first I saw even though most Rockers I knew from the 1960s to 70, the vast majority wore the Lancer style with the cross over zip.
Oh yes nearly forgot.
I also have an Early ish Luftwaffe jacket and wear it exclusively while riding my Triumph Bonneville. It's a really nice design but mine has zip pockets all over. If it has faults it is that it creaks like Dracula getting out of his coffin unless I oil it up in some form.
You told me a lot in that post I never knew, nor had any idea of. But Downunder G Man is in Australia, not America, if that makes any difference.
Interesting. Isn't that style called single rider or racer before Aero or Schott tried to link them to Kafff racer? Anyhow, that is the name given by Schott and Aero to one particular model.
Since I really do not have any Cross Zips at this current time, the Navy CXL FQHH Premier fit Highwayman takes the cake on attention. The name alone (if people actually knew all that) would indeed draw some attention. But it's really become my favorite jacket and is so darn comfortable as this FQHH breaks in...
Strewth mate since Londinium became colonised by folks from the old "Empire" there are more Poms here now than in Londinium itself ! There is even a scooter club complete with parkas and 200 mirrors each ! I meet them on my Harley rides on occasion. Scooter club is 100% "Pommy" and me and my "Rocker" crew get on fine with them. Most all of my Harley riding mates are "Poms". I myself am a long since departed Scotsman !
The first cafe racer style I saw was from the 1920's. They were mandarin collar style leather shirts. Still called shirts by some in the 1970's. Early jackets did not have lining.
The mandarin collar straight zip is often called moto, the diagonal zip is mostly called biker.
Definitely Vanson Chopper
So this is Not My Jacket - I confess I could not seem to dig up our old thread on "nightmare" jackets. This probably belongs there. It's from a Minneapolis Craigslist ad -- Python Jacket. $1200!!!
Currently lsited in Minnneapolis Craigslist, if anyone is interested. There do not appear to be tags, but the zippers indicate RIRI
Never know what you may find out there....
I am no expert, but it seems to be well made. It is supposed to be a bit of a different skill-set compared to the leathers we favour here.
Not bad, actually! Would wear.
My jackets that get the most attention are this mystery blue jacket with no brand name. It looks exactly like the 1980's metal tagged "Lewis Leathers" Mistral[?] but with red and black stripes on it's tag.
My Dobbs blue, white and red jacket, which looks like a Dainese Imatra at first glance [Note the similar typeface].
And my 1970's Lewis Leathers Sportsman
I brought this for £40 from Afleck's Palace in Manchester in 2000 and have had two people offering to buy it from me. I eventually contacted Derek Harris at Lewis who confirmed that it was a Sportsman jacket [At that time it wasn't in their online catalogue, although it is now]. Black leather jackets seem more common than ever now, so I think coloured leathers stand out from that and attract more attention. I usually get complements in the pub, when I rode a bike the complements were about the bike not the leathers which is logical. I've only ever had one leather jacket that's attracted negativity- one girlfriend hated it, although a lad who was a mate at the time offered to buy that one from me so...
Well all right! Matches my black python cowboy boots.
Now...if only i could find those python pants......nahh
Too safe and tame, you need a kilt
here we go again...