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Best time period apparel

Post by Mottseng » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 am

Since purchasing the R75/5 I have been looking for the best leather jacket and helmet to wear that matches the era of the bike but still provides a current level of protection. I think you know where I am coming from here. I don't want to wear colourful crotch rocket gear riding around on a classic bike?

Let me know what other are sporting and include pictures if you have any.

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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by Seth » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:55 pm

Pricey but what you are looking for even though it's not leather.

http://www.aerostich.com/jackets-pants/ ... acket.html

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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:54 am

Anything pretentious is that. I can only speak for myself, but I loath retro. Maybe because I grew up on lousy British Bikes, there is no romance for me in anachronism. I've been riding BMW since 1971, and have never thought about style. It was always function. Form should follow function. I've got leathers from more than 30 years ago but never wear them because they suck compared to my modern gear. Weather proof, breathable, photo chromatic face shield on my 1150 gram carbon fiber helmet. Because it makes riding better and safer. If I fall down, my D3O armor absorbs impact in a way old pads never could. The airhead is the thinking mans motorcyle. Trying to look cool.... isn't. IMO

This is what I wear for a jacket.

https://i1.wp.com/canadamotoguide.com/w ... C472&ssl=1
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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by ME 109 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:19 am

I don't know how many of my good rally photos using flash have been ruined by you blokes looking like the second coming. :geek:
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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:25 am

ME 109 wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:19 am
I don't know how many of my good rally photos using flash have been ruined by you blokes looking like the second coming. :geek:
Aye matey, and I still can! :twisted:
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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by SteveD » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:28 am

ME 109 wrote:I don't know how many of my good rally photos using flash have been ruined by you blokes looking like the second coming. :geek:
Be seen, be safe :?: ;)
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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by Ken in Oklahoma » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:34 am

Zombie Master wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:54 am
Anything pretentious is that. . . Trying to look cool.... isn't. IMO
I suggest that all of those 'trying to look cool' aren't necessarily trying to look cool. For example, if I were invited to go horseback riding in the mountains I would likely choose to wear western gear in lieu of, say, modern mountain biking gear. Why? Pretending for the moment that traditional western riding gear and mountain biking gear are roughly functionally equivalent, I would choose the traditional riding gear in a sense to acknowledge a bygone place and time. Also to 'feel' that place and time; not necessarily out of homage, but to acquire the experience for myself.

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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by Mottseng » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:45 am

I can see that some read my post and others really didn't. Seth, thanks for your reply and that is a great looking jacket that although not leather it fits the bill. I never said that I was willing to sacrifice comfort, form or safety. Second coming or retro look opinion is irrelevent to my question and yes I do want to look cool because I believe I have a cool bike.
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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by enigmaT120 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:50 pm

http://www.langlitz.com/columbia/

They make nice pants too, though I need to get the leg zippers re-done on mine.
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Re: Best time period apparel

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:48 pm

Ken in Oklahoma wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:34 am
Zombie Master wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:54 am
Anything pretentious is that. . . Trying to look cool.... isn't. IMO
Pretending for the moment that traditional western riding gear and mountain biking gear are roughly functionally equivalent, I would choose the traditional riding gear in a sense to acknowledge a bygone place and time. Also to 'feel' that place and time; not necessarily out of homage, but to acquire the experience for myself.

Ken
Why would you want to "pretend" that traditional western riding gear and mountain biking gear are roughly functionally equivalent? That makes no sense. Those are very different activities with different requirements.
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