I got this jacket from a friend, first I borrowed it, and then I got it as a gift, thanks Guido. In the photo my wife is wearing the jacket. The wax cotton jacket has only thin foam-"armor", which make the shoulders look wider, but offer hardly any protection in an accident. It is a wax coated cotton jacket, which is only water resistant, which I could not improve with wax spray or other impregnation agents.
Not recommendable as a motorcycle jacket.
I bought this jacket in 2000 since I wasn't too pleased with the wax jacket (see
above) in the long run. In fall this jacket was discounted and therefore much cheaper, and it just had everything I wanted my jacket to have. I wanted removable CE-armor on elbows, shoulder and back. It is a waterproof textile jacket, but it has in addition leather on the important areas. It has a removable thermal liner, so that one can also use it in Winter. It has four outside pockets and one inside pocket (Napoleon pocket). Conclusion: After more than 10 years and more than 150.000 km with this jacket I'm still very happy with it. When the jacket was new it could withstand a half hour rain shower, longer rain would find a way in. After washing it for the first time the the jacket nearly entierly lost it's water resistance, which could not be restored with several impregnation agents. Up to now not a single seam opened, really good quality. I can't say if this jacket is still made, but after 10 years I doubt it.
Cycle Gear Summer
Motorcycle Mesh Jacket
Since I was sick of sweating myself to death in Summer and had seen other motorcycle riders with thin mesh jackets, I decided to do some research and then buy a similar jacket. The open mesh of these jackets lets the air through and therefore cools much better than just a few small ventilation openings. These mesh jackets are available (at least in the USA) from many different manufacturers and in many different styles. For me the jacket absolutely had to have armor, comfort is important, but safety is more important. The armor doesn't bother, it only prevent air from going trough at these places. A important disadvantage of these jackets is that they are of course not water prove. Most of them have a thin water and wind prove liner that can be put in or removed with a zipper or buttons, but this is just a emergency solution. These summer jackets are cut relatively short and therefore won't keep much rain off. Since these jackets let the wind through it is important to wear a kidney belt underneath. These jackets also let a lot of sun through, so it is important to wear some sun protection for long riding. Conclusion: For hot summer days this jacket is really a relieve. For several-day-trips I still use my normal jacket, because only this one will keep warm on passes and keep rain out. And I just don't have the room on the bike to carry two jackets.