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.
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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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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.
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If your young child is showing rebellious tendencies, you might as well get the bike to match – the Early Rider Bike.
Yes, this is a motorcycle-style bike for your kids, styled like the bikes seen in Easy Rider – that name is no accident after all. It's also a robust, wooden-framed bike with no pedals, designed to teach your child to ride a bicycle. Just as long as you are on hand in case it goes wrong.
Suitable for two to five-year-olds, you can get one at Pedlars, £110 is the price.
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.