Ace Cafe Ready to Rock with Hammersmith Jacket
ORLANDO, FL – February 2, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Combining motorcycle functionality with fashion-forward designs, Ace Cafe Orlando is excited to announce a full line-up of leather jackets for both men and women. Classic and comfortable, these leathers pay homage to the iconic London-based motor-diner, which has served as a beacon to motorcyclists and rockers alike for decades, and contributed greatly to the cafe racer culture.
World-famous singer-songwriter Billy Joel shows off the custom Union Jack Ace liner of his Hammersmith jacket.
Photo Credit: Ace Cafe Orlando
“The Ace Cafe has become a global cultural phenomenon over the course of its 79-year history,” explains Mark McKee, chief gear head of Ace Cafe North America has never offered a full apparel line in its 76-year history. “Leather is a key part of the motorcycle story — especially the cafe racer story — so we are bringing six new leather jacket styles to market here in North America in conjunction with the opening of our first U.S. location.”
Named after a historic neighborhood just off the A4 motorway in London where “doing the ton” helped to create the cafe racer movement, the Hammersmith jacket is the hallmark – and the first release – of the Ace Cafe Leather Collection.
Retro-inspired, neo-designed Hammersmith leather jacket by Ace Cafe London 2017.
Photo Credit: Ian White for Ace Cafe
Blending the best features of a traditional Naval Pea Coat with a classic motorcycle jacket, the Hammersmith is made from full-weight, 1.2mm drum-dyed top grain cowhide. Since it is a riding jacket first and a fashion statement second, the cafe racer-positioned sleeves are rotated 15 degrees forward at the shoulder; the dropped back offers full coverage for all riding positions, and armor-friendly pockets are incorporated at the joints and back. Zip-up collars offer full wind protection when doing the ton. The Hammersmith’s Union Jack lining even offers zippered access so that wearers can personalize the jacket with their own unique combination of patches, pins, and studs.
- Top grain drum-dyed abrasion-resistant cowhide
- Multi-ply UV-resistant nylon thread
- Armor-friendly pockets at the elbows and back
- Sleeves rotated 15 degrees forward at the shoulders for proper riding position
- Dropped back for full coverage in all riding positions
- 3-year warranty
MSRP $649.95 Available in Sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL
“The art of the motorcycle jacket has been carried to a new level by the Ace Cafe Leather Collection,” adds Eric Anderson, Ace Cafe’s VP of Merchandise. “After 30 years in the industry, leather is still my thing. Ace Cafe’s iconic, stylish and distinctive emblem is instantly recognizable and has come to represent an authentic, simple, hardworking, and straightforward speed-inspired culture.”
Ace Cafe offers a full line of men and women’s leather jackets and fashion-forward casual wear, in stock and ready to ship dealer-direct to partners in select markets.” Ace Cafe is currently seeking independent sales rep inquiries and inviting dealerships looking for something unique to call Anderson directly at 949-874-2645.
About Ace Cafe North America / Ace Cafe Orlando
Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Born in London in 1938, the Ace Cafe celebrates the spirit, history and culture of motorcycling, cars and rock ‘n roll, and continues to influence almost everything that has a rebel attitude – generations of kids on motorbikes, cool cars, an entire genre and style of motorcycling, the thrill of speed, the beginning of rock ‘n roll, leather jackets and renegade fashion.
Ace Cafe Orlando, is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe, and encompasses a full-service restaurant and bar, a cafe, a live music and special event venue, a motor-inspired art gallery and a number of retail shops, covering three acres in downtown Orlando at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue. Scheduled to debut in spring 2017, Ace Cafe welcomes all who share the passion and traditions of motorcycles, cars and rock ‘n roll. For more information, visit www.acecafeusa.com, and connect on Facebook and Twitter @AceCafeUSA, Instagram @acecafeorlando_official
Source: Ace Cafe Orlando