We flagged this up a few weeks back, with December 1st mentioned for a launch date. That never happened, but at last, the Barbour 75th Anniversary International Jacket is finally available to buy online, if you are quick.
As we said back then, it's been produced to celebrate 75 years of the International jacket. Barbour are making 75 of the limited edition jackets, based on the original design, which was created for the 1936 International Six Day Trials. Worn by competitive motorcyclists through to the 1970s and of course, famously by Steve McQueen. Take your pick from a 'box-fresh' or 'distressed' finish (the latter pictured above), both of which are available now.
End Clothing has it, £375 is the price of the 'box-fresh', £425 is the cost of the 'distressed' version.
Find out more at the End Clothing website
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A real period piece, remade for the modern market – The Club Sweater.
It's described as a 'homage to 1950s motorcycle style', authentically based on the kind of tops worn onh bikes in the middle of the last century. Available in two colour schemes (the more plain ecru and black is above), both are made of 100 per cent Merino wool and constructed in Italy. They're also described as 'winter warm and summer cool'. We say they're cool all-year round.
You can pick one up for £120. For more detail, you can also purchase 100 per cent wool felt embroidered logos of classic clubs of years gone by. They retail for £15, with a £5 charge if you want it attached to your sweater. Whether you've got a vintage bike or not, The Club Sweater is a very sharp thing for this winter.
Find out more at The Curator website
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Not so much a fashion item as a collector's piece – the Barbour 75th Anniversary International Jacket.
To celebrate 75 years of the International jacket, Barbour are producing 75 special limited edition jackets based on the original design, which was created for the 1936 International Six Day Trials – that's how it got the name. Worn by competitive motorcyclists through to the 1970s and of course, famously by Steve McQueen, it's a jacket with a serious heritage, so this limited version in 'box-fresh' or 'distressed' finish is certainly going to be sought after.
Look out for it from December 1st 2010 at Barbour’s Heritage stores, Liberty and independents across the UK – End Clothing has already confirmed it will have stock on that day.
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Last week we featured a motorised bike from Raleigh, which proved really popular. Well, now we've found another – and we think this 1950s NSU Quickly motorised bicycle is even better.
A stunning vintage design, made in Germany back in 1958 and packed full of the retro curves that are so common in retro bicycle designs in the modern era.
According to the seller, it's a 'good runner', has a 49cc engine, two speeds and 'everything's original'. The only thing needed is a new speedo cable. Plenty of interest, but even allowing for that, the price is only at £215.55. See the eBay page for lots more images.
Find out more at the eBay website
It's a stunning item, but the Buco 1950s helmet bag will set you back a serious amount of cash.
Originally designed for bike riders from the 1950s to the 1970s to carry helmets (as you might have guessed), it can be used for that today or indeed, double up as a very hip weekend bag. It's been remade for the Japanese market in steer hide, with talon zippers, a nylon lining and inner pockets and in very limited numbers, a smaller number of which have made it to the UK.
Two colourways available, each selling for £345.
Find out more at the Superdenim website
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Back in 2007, we featured the Irbit Ural retro motorbikes and sidecars and this week, the company got in touch to tell us it has launched a 'new' model. Specifically, the Ural Patrol T motorbike and sidecar.
If you missed it first time round, the Urals are new-builds (using modern parts) out of Siberia, but now sold via the US, with designs dating back to the middle of the 20th century and based on BMW bikes of the time.