Vintage Brimaco Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket 1960s Size Small
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a very nice quality black leather “café racer” motorcycle jacket made during the 1960s by Brimaco. Brimaco was the brand name of the British Manufacturing Co. of Canada, a firm that is still highly regarded for the quality that they produced. The jacket has a heavy duty two-way Acme brand metal zipper down the front and a snap tab closure at the neck. It has a narrow stand-up collar and zip-up pockets at the chest and on either side, all with Acme metal zippers. The shoulders are slightly padded. The sleeves have zippers at the ends. There is a wind flap behind the metal zipper and a double flap at the back shoulders. The jacket is fully lined in black nylon. I believe that the leather is steer hide - sturdy and robust, built to take a beating and combat wind.
Label: Brimaco Quality Workmanship British Mfg. Co. Ltd. Made in Canada
Sizing: The cardboard ticket reads size 36, but it should fit a small size, about a 32/34 - these jackets are known to fit smaller than sized. Please note the following measurements for fit, taking the cut and thickness of the leather into account:
Shoulders: 17” from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2”
Chest: 38” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 35” around
Length: 25”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear - there is a small light mark at the back right shoulder (visible in the photo of the back), really nothing for old leather. In addition, there is a loose seam at the back right shoulder/sleeve seam (see last closeup photo) and an open seam, about 1” long at the left side seam where it meets the sleeve. These will be very easy repairs for a shoemaker or leather specialist. Otherwise, there is no other wear, tear, stains or odours, the leather has good gloss and this looks to have seen very little use and has been very well cared for and stored.
This is an excellent quality leather café racer jacket - hard to find in the condition, nice acquisition if it fits!