World-famous singer-songwriter Billy Joel shows off the custom Union Jack Ace liner of his Hammersmith jacket.
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.
“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.
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.
The World’s Most Famous Cafe Comes To Orlando
Ace Cafe is simply the most famous motor-diner on the planet! Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been the gathering place for folks passionate about bikes, cars, & rock 'n' roll. A rallying point for good times, good people, good food, and good motors, Ace Cafe Orlando will be a 3-acre restaurant, bar, events space, & live music venue all at once, and is targeted to open in late 2016.
This motor-centric restaurant & retail destination has been devised, designed and built by fellow petrolheads, and also includes Oklahoma Joe's BBQ, Rockers Speed Shop, Dainese D-Store, Magic City Cycles (BMW/Ducati/Triumph dealership), and Stonebridge MotorGallery.
More than a restaurant, it's a community of people — enthusiasts, builders, racers, riders, drivers & music lovers from all over the world. All are welcome at The Ace! Ace Cafe Orlando is just 20 minutes from the Orlando airport, just 45 minutes from Daytona Speedway “The World Center of Racing”, and just 45 minutes away from the World Famous Cocoa Beach. Bike meets, car shows, live music, great shopping, or just a great meal, remember one thing — There’s no place like Ace!