The leather motorcycle jacket gets "blinged up"....
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If you are a hard core biker with a favorite motorcycle leather jacket
hangin on the peg on your door, turn away now...
It seems that fashoin designers are returning to the staple leather
jacket, but with a high-fashion update:
According to the Associated
Press, "Sleeker jackets in body-hugging silhouettes paired with hippie
tops and edgy, style-conscious accessories round out a Boho-biker look
that merges hard and soft." Well it sound delightful, although I'm not
quite sure how the majority of bikers will react to a sleeker fit as
most of us are built for comfort, not for speed....
But wait, it gets
"Supple, studded leather ankle boots and candy-colored fingerless
gloves fuse femininity with the masculine
even the most dainty fashionista a chance at feeling like a bad girl."
Thats a relief, I was beginning to think my days as a fashionista had
passed me by. The ankle boots and candy colored fingerless gloves are
aimed at the chicks? Aren't they? Please tell me I'm right on that
Belts and link jewelry seem to overshadow the zippers and buckles
traditionally associated with biker chic.
"There's a tempering of the toughness," says InStyle director Hal
Rubenstein, who points to Gucci's gypsy-rocker fall collection as
defining the look. (ha!) The label pairs floaty mini-dresses
belts and knee-grazing boots bearing ultra-long, fringe accents that
could be at home swinging from a Harley-Davidson's handle bars.
"At Rodarte, skintight pants and a gauzy cardigan get a punch of
toughness with copper and peach fingerless gloves and studded
Yep I was just thinking the other day, I must get myself another pair
skintight pants, theses ones I'm wearing dont fit my skin anymore, they
seem to have shrunk....
And of course, there's the motorcycle leather jacket.
Offerings from Cole Haan are claimed to fit the bill, "a vintage lamb
moto jacket in licorice for him, a more shape-conscious style with an
asymmetric front closure and zipper detailing for her."
What the heck kind of color is licorice? Is it black or not? And price?
The thick end of $500! What's the alternative then? Well for a
good motorcycle leather jacket, take a look at this range from online
Rebel Leather motorcycle jacket
Now this is what I'm
talking about! Why throw $500 at some designer who has probably never
been within 50 yards of a bike when you can get a purpose designed
motorcycle leather jacket from Teknic; like this Rebel model for
around $220? Look at the features on this jacket and you will
see what I mean...
The Classic patrol style jacket, with zip up / fold flat collar.
1.2-1.4mm distressed look cowhide.
AirtexÃ¢â€žÂ¢ anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon lining.
Removable Liner: Zip out 5oz polyfil quilted full sleeve liner.
Armor / Fitment type:
ArmorshieldÃ¢â€žÂ¢ elbow armor, in mesh lining pocket. (upgradeable to KnoxÃ‚Â®
CE) ArmorshieldÃ¢â€žÂ¢ shoulder armor, in mesh lining pocket (upgradeable to
Spine Guard included:
ArmorshieldÃ¢â€žÂ¢ spine guard, in lining pocket. (upgradeable to KnoxÃ‚Â® CE)
the pricing of the Teknic Rebel Leather motorcycle jacket
Road Basic motorcycle Jacket
And what's wrong with
this jacket pray tell? OK the picture is a bit naff, but the
specification of the leather in this jacket is as good as any and
probably better than the "fashionista" jackets. Coming in at around
$170, it won't break the bank either! Product details include:
- Leather: quality, full-grain, imported leather
- Genuine YKKÃ‚Â® zippers
- Nylon-stitched for extra durability
- Solid snaps
- Includes 2-year manufacturer's warranty
Really good value for money, check the pricing of the River Road basic
leather motorcycle jacket here.
Coaster II Leather Motorcycle Jacket
I love this jacket. The
styling reminds me of the cafe racer style, but make no mistake this is
designed for some serious use. Product details include...
Top grain, grade A Aniline drum-dyed Leather construction (1.2-1.3mm).
Stitched with high strength 6 ply bonded nylon thread.
Removable insulated liner, with zip-off sleeves, features 100gm Poly
Fill insulation in the body and 50gm in the removable sleeves.
Removable, CE approved elbow, shoulder and back armor. External foam
padded shoulders for additional protection. YKK zippered chest, sleeve
and rear exit vents provide flow- through ventilation.
Chest vents also double as pockets. Two hand pockets feature a mesh
liner, and double as vents. Full circumference and 8" pant zipper
Molded TPR zipper pulls for ease of operation. Dual leather expansion
panel waist for a tailored fit. TPR molded Tour Master logos. Zippered
sleeve key pocket with mesh back doubles as vent. 3M reflective piping.
the pricing of the Tourmaster Coaster II leather motorcycle jacket right
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