Everyone likes to give a brief history of the motorcycle jacket.
- The Military (foreign and domestic)
- The Café Racers
This is a reproduction of a classic European cafe racer that came out of England
in the postwar '60s and '70s.
These guys scoffed at all the flappy collars and needless stuff the Brando leathers made so famous. Being pragmatic chaps, they figured a bit of extra padding on the shoulders and elbows was a more practical addition (if you’re going to “ton-up” you need the padding).
Then they did something even more rebellious than Brando ever did; they decided that not all motorcycle jackets need to be black. Color, so it seemed, makes the world a lot more interesting.
The Café Racer (No. 6963) reproduced from the classic 1960s jacket. 100% premium calfskin leather. Fully lined in Italian cotton/viscose. Zipper closure at cuffs. Antique brass snap closure at collar. Two zipper pockets at chest. Action back for ease of movement. Reinforced shoulder and elbow patches with stitching channels. Pieced-in waist at back. Two interior chest pockets. Adjustable side tabs. Imported.