Hey, Dave - would it have been unusual to have a Talon main and Swift sleeve zips? I am hoping the zippers are original. Does anyone have a Brooks with this zipper format? And what makes this different from a “true” cafe racer?I'm thinking Brooks as well. At some point Brooks had imprinted snaps but I don't see that on yours. The zips appear original to me.
Your jacket has many similarities in construction to my Brooks - old and older but neither are true cafe racer jackets. The sleeve zips on one of mine also has the leather cut at the base of the zip rather than folded under as it is on the sides of the zips. My Schott vintage cafe and Perfecto are folded all around the sleeve zips and my early 80's Brooks(semi-cafe) has imprinted snaps but has the sleeve zip opening made of the sleeve seams rather than a cut out.
I'm not cetain that this is a Kehoe. The giveaway: the position of the cuff zippers: on your they are on the seams (like Brooks et al) the zippers on Kehoe's are on top of the arm (cool detail!) Check the pictures below for an authentic Kehoe:I have uncovered some posts in the Fedora Lounge that suggests it may be a Kehoe? Any opinions on that? Could an original Kehoe have a Talon main zipper and Swift sleeve zips? And how could I date the jacket? Thanks in advance!