Inexpensive jacket #1 Brooks cafe

Discussion in 'Moto / Utility Jackets' started by mtdsstumps, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. mtdsstumps

    mtdsstumps New Member

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    This is a Brooks café-style jacket in a size 48. I don’t know when it was made, but I guess a size 48 gent was smaller than today. Too bad, because this is a decent jacket. I bought it on eBay in February 2007 for $75 and sold it a few months later because it was too small for me.
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    The leather is lighter than a current model Schott. Other than that, the quality seems similar. It would certainly be usable as a motorcycle jacket. It has zippers where they need to be, a neck that closes up nicely, some adjustment for the waist, and a pleated back.
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    It has a wind-blocking flap behind the main zipper, and a removable pile lining.
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    The zippers are appropriately sized for their intended use.
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    I hope you all enjoy this little photo-essay. Sometimes it is fun to see what the average motorcyclist might have worn a few years ago.
     
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  2. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    I have one exactly the same, except mine has an A-2 style collar. I found this Brooks catalogue on FB which shows both styles. Mine, sadly, is missing the liner.

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