Vintage 70s Brimaco Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket Sml
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a very nice quality black leather cafe racer motorcycle jacket made during the early 70s by Brimaco. It is a ladies model as it is cinches at the waist with sizing belts, and is quite small. Brimaco was the brand name of the British Manufacturing Co. of Canada (aka “British Cycle Leathers”), a firm that is still highly regarded for the quality that they produced and well known for their cafe racer jackets. This cafe racer jacket has an Acme nylon zipper down the front and a snap tab closure at the neck. It has a narrow stand-up collar and zip-up pockets at either lower side, all with Acme nylon zippers. The shoulders are padded. The sleeves have zippers at the ends and there is a zippered pocket built into either sleeve. There is a wind flap behind the front zipper and a double flap at the back shoulders. The jacket is fully lined in white foam filled and quilted black polyester/acrylic blended fabric.
Label: Brimaco Quality Workmanship British Mfg. Co. Ltd. Made in Canada
Sizing: There is no size label, but it should fit a small size - please note the following measurements for fit, taking the cut and thickness of the leather into account:
Shoulders: 16” from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 16”
Chest: 35” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 30” around, fully cinched
Bottom: 38” around
Length: 24”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very clean condition with no pronounced wear - this jacket looks to have seen very little use and has been very well cared for and stored.
The cafe racer jacket has its origin in early 60s London, where “rockers” used their cafe racer motorcycle, a small powerful bike built for speed rather than comfort, to travel between London cafe hangouts. The cafe racer jacket bestows an authentic early rocker look upon the wearer even if you don’t own a motorcycle.
This is an excellent quality leather cafe racer jacket - nice acquisition if it fits!