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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 better... "Supple, studded leather ankle boots and candy-colored fingerless gloves fuse femininity with the masculine style, as designers offer 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 one...

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 with hardware 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 bracelets." Yep I was just thinking the other day, I must get myself another pair of 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 retailers...

Rebel Leather motorcycle jacket

Teknic 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.

Outershell Materials:
1.2-1.4mm distressed look cowhide.
Inner Materials:
Airtexâ„¢ anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon lining.
Removable Liner: Zip out 5oz polyfil quilted full sleeve liner.

Armor / Fitment type:
Armorshield™ elbow armor, in mesh lining pocket. (upgradeable to Knox® CE) Armorshield™ shoulder armor, in mesh lining pocket (upgradeable to Knox® CE)
Spine Guard included:
Armorshield™ spine guard, in lining pocket. (upgradeable to Knox® CE)
 Check out the pricing of the Teknic Rebel Leather motorcycle jacket here icon

Road Basic motorcycle Jacket

River 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 YKK® 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. icon

Coaster II Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Tourmaster 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 attachment.
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. Check out the pricing of the Tourmaster Coaster II leather motorcycle jacket right here icon

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