Just so happens that the Toyo jacket I own is on the same pattern as a Harley repro by RM.Interesting! Curious what you know about Sugar Cane leather jackets and their origin? Is your Toyo jacket on the same level in terms of quality, leather, build as a RM in your opinion?
Here is the Toyo jacket I posted
Here is the RM
Both are almost the same save that RM uses a different type of talon repro and a softer leather that is getting close to shiniki but still have a thicker coat than shiniki. The Toyo has a fuller cut all around.
Here is a link to an old RM catalogue which states that BR was produced by RM at the time.
Story is that the founder and previous owner of RM has a very close relationship with Toyo and is the reason for the forming of BR.
Found the relevant story that BR was launched by Toyo in collaboration with the then owner of RM in 1993.
So it could be that both the Toyo and RM products came from the same factory back at the time.
It also says Toyo started selling souvenir jackets then jeans. RM collaborated with Toyo to make cloth flight jackets under the BR label while leather jackets were made under the RM label.