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1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond

1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond
Will make a great and unique Christmas present for someone special in your life. I used to sell these at a Mall Store in suburban Detroit in the early 1980’s. “Brooks” was a Detroit company, founded in 1959, world renowned for making some of the finest Biker Leathers. They only made about 5,000 jackets a year. Very popular today in Europe and Australia as well as here in the U. Just for the record, I’ve noticed some sellers calling these “Brooks Brothers”. They are two completely different companies. How to tell the age of a Brooks Leather? The gold script logo label was used until 1978 when they changed to the black, red and white block logo label. Brooks used a quilted, zip in/out winter liner until about 1974 when they switched to a smooth acetate liner and a zip in/out fuzzy polyester winter liner. This jacket has a gold script logo label and zip in/out fuzzy liner which means it was made between 1974 and 1978. It is in outstanding condition for it’s age. This is the Brooks Model 511. Their oldest and most popular model. It has two zippered chest pockets, zippered sleeves and full front zipper with dual snaps at the neck. All zippers are the original Talon Brand and all work smooth. The inside liner doesn’t have any rips that I could find (highly unusual). The zip out fuzzy liner has been repaired. There was a 10 rip under the armpit that’s been repaired well. (see pics) The jacket is a Mens Size 46. Brooks tends to run tight but the cowhide does give some. They are made to save your skin from road rash, a tight fit is essential. Brooks used 14 ounce cowhide leather on the 511. That means the weight of one square foot of leather is 14 ounces. The higher the weight, the thicker the leather. While this jacket is thick it’s also subtle, flexible and well broken in. I did clean it and gave it two coats of hand rubbed, old school leather oil. It really brought out the color and shine. This jacket is in excellent condition for being 41-45 years old. Very light rubs at the base of the sleeves as shown in pictures. Across the back armpit to armpit measures 24″, shoulder to shoulder is 22″. Sleeve length is 28″, neck to hem is 26″, both original Brooks neck snaps still work great, neck is 19 when closed. The jacket has two 2″ by 12″ long expansion panels across the back. There is a tiny tear deep inside the bottom of one of the panels (see the pictures). It’s not visible, even when the panels are fully expanded. This is a beautiful, classic jacket in Size 46. It should fit a man that wears size XL shirts. We deal in many vintage items from a time when almost everyone smoked. We understand some people are extremely sensitive to smoke smell. We do our best to clean and air out items that came from smoky environments. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. We also hit some garage and yard sales. I recently retired from my professional job after 32 years with the same company. We always do our best to thoroughly describe our items and include multiple pictures. The bottom line is that we want our buyers to be happy. We will work with you to make you whole. Back then it was known as AuctionWeb. The item “1970’s Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond” is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men’s Vintage Clothing\Outerwear Coats & Jackets”. The seller is “thor” and is located in Taylor, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Look: Motorcycle/ Biker
  • Decade: 1970s
  • Chest Size: 46″
  • Material: Leather
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Zipper Length: 19″
  • Shoulder to Shoulder: 22″
  • Color: Black
  • Size (Men’s): 46
  • Sleeve Length: 28″
  • Occasion: Outdoor
  • Brand: Brooks
  • Shoulder to Hem: 26″
  • Size Type: Regular

1970's Brooks Leather Jacket, Cafe Racer #511, Black, Sz 46, with Liner, Ex. Cond