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Street Style Inspired by 1960s British Motorcycle Culture

Street Style Inspired by 1960s British Motorcycle Culture: Courtesy of Graham Hullett Photography Collection

Courtesy of Graham Hullett Photography Collection

If you’ve noticed dudes on vintage Nortons or lowslung Honda CBs tearing up the road in style, you can thank the motorcycle-obsessed rockers of 1960s London. These working-class gearheads were known for racing from café to café, which earned them the nickname café racers. Favoring stripped-down bikes, trim leather jackets and rockabilly music, these riders spawned a look that’s being revived by fashion brands both stateside and across the pond. Functional, classic and with a slight British accent, it’s an aesthetic that still feels modern. To complete the look, a motorcycle is recommended but not required.

A Glove Supreme, $72
Ventura, California–based Iron and Resin’s riding gloves are double padded and made in America from deerskin.

01 Style Brit Bike Invasion Gloves

Get Jacked, $269
Pay homage to the café racer British biking heritage with Barbour’s waxed cotton and leather Ursula Union Jack backpack.

02 Style Brit Bike Invasion backpack

Specs Appeal, $150
The Club-master Classic by Ray-Ban has a vintage midcentury vibe that will perfectly match your ride.

03 Style Brit Bike Invasion sunglasses

Boot Up, $300
A new collaboration between shoemaker Clarks and motorcycle brand Norton created this tough and technical biker boot.

04 Style Brit Bike Invasion boots

Leather Underground, $1,295
The Olivers Mount blouson jacket from British fashion house Belstaff is superstylish and meets European CE safety standards.

05 Style Brit Bike Invasion jacket

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