Original 1960's era Turquoise Vintage BATES CUSTOM Cafe Racer Motorcycle Leather racing suit. With unlined racing pants with no belt loops, or pockets that zip together to the jacket to make one full length body suit. Comes with 2 wide white racing stripe on side of both legt full length.
Original letters of name of owner, AL use to be on front left breast, and on entire top back'FORCIER'. The cloth lettering has long been removed but you can clearly see the thread holes still. I got this suit in CT. So he may have connection to this state.
Has Original BATES CUSTOM LEATHERS patch on front breast. Also has a patch "AAMRR" with a racing motorcycle under it.
It's part of the AAMRR - Association of American Motorcycle Road Racers patch. Founded in early 1960's and still exists today if you Google it you will see their website.
Arms have zippers in sleeves. Stamped TALON as are ALL zippers, and the pulls are all there. A 2 wide white racing stripe goes down both leg sides pants and jacket.
So when they are worn together it looks to be like one long stripe. On one leg there is some stitching missing, about 12 inches.
Nothing a needle and thread wouldn't fix. Jacket has white lettermen's stripes on both bicep arms along with the collar. There is wear on these leathers.
On the back of pants you can see scratch marks where he slid on these leathers at one point. On the back there are 4 red patches on shoulder blades and back of wrists next to top of zippers. I'm guessing so you can see him better when he's tucked down racing.
Approximate measurements - 40" chest 35" center of back collar to end of sleeve 24.5 top of sleeve, where it is sewn to body part of jacket at T intersection, to end of sleeve. 34" waist around 28" inseam - crotch to end of pant leg 21.5" front middle shoulder to bottom of hem 19" shoulder to shoulder, from T interesction on one side to the T intersection on other 19" neck hole opening around 22" from top of collar/white trim piping, to bottom of jacket in back. The item "Bates Vintage Custom Leather 2pc Motorcycle Racing Riding Suit Jacket Pants blue" is in sale since Monday, June 4, 2018. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Apparel & Merchandise\Motorcycle Street Gear\Riding Suits".
The seller is "antiqueoilpaintings" and is located in Johnston, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.