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Author Topic: "Show off your jacket" thread  (Read 11273 times)

Offline WeberKid

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"Show off your jacket" thread
« on: Aug 15, 2011, 21:36:43 »
we have a helmet thread, lets see those jackets!

Offline scotch

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2011, 12:34:23 »
Do you feel bad for the sins you commit? Hell naw, just the one's the ones that I wish I did!

Offline Blake

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2012, 02:08:04 »
Well Scotch, for those of us who don't wear leather jackets or might be pro-vegan, this thread can serve to cover jackets of the textile, imitation, waxed cotton, denim, etc.. style of riding jackets...  ;D

Here's my Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 jacket. Wanted it since I was a teen. They changed designs but luckily I tracked one down on clearance locally a few years ago. Wife surprised me one day with it. She said "if you're gonna ride, you're gonna ride safe." And yes, hell yes I'm standing in my bathroom taking pictures.



I have a boatload of patches. I'll stick some on the Joe Rocket jacket and save some for another jacket I plan to buy later this year.



I am considering buying this Vanson Leathers waxed cotton jacket. I saw it on Lowbrow Customs website but you can buy it direct from Vanson for $70 cheaper.  :o




Offline arcspeedworks

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2012, 02:13:20 »
Alrighty, here's my cafe-specific jacket. It's a denim River Road Ironclad jacket. Has armor in the shoulders and forearms, as well as a foam back pad. Not exactly as rough and tumble as my leathers, but it's got some style. I found this on eBay through Iron Pony, scored it for $29.99+shipping BRAND NEW! Got plans for more patches down the road, but I need to find a decent large patch for the back.



And a shot of the DTT patch, of course.





Offline Dezmodromic

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2012, 09:27:14 »
Alrighty, here's my cafe-specific jacket. It's a denim River Road Ironclad jacket. Has armor in the shoulders and forearms, as well as a foam back pad. Not exactly as rough and tumble as my leathers, but it's got some style. I found this on eBay through Iron Pony, scored it for $29.99+shipping BRAND NEW! Got plans for more patches down the road, but I need to find a decent large patch for the back.



And a shot of the DTT patch, of course.






that doesn't look half bad! for some reason when I read denim I think of those very ugly jackets from the late 80's/early 90's...gives me an option for a low price jacket while I'm in between sizes.
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Offline arcspeedworks

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2012, 10:46:14 »
For denim, yeah, this isn't half-bad. I would've preferred a Perfecto-type jacket over this, but that style just doesn't work with me. I almost got a leather Members Only jacket, but I wanted something that could actually provide some kind of protection.  This at least lets me pull off a semi-retro look. Sadly, I've lost enough weight in the last month of owning the jacket that I should've ordered a large instead of an XL. For the price though, it's a killer jacket and it goes well with my Bell Revolver.

Offline Dezmodromic

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2012, 10:50:39 »
For denim, yeah, this isn't half-bad. I would've preferred a Perfecto-type jacket over this, but that style just doesn't work with me. I almost got a leather Members Only jacket, but I wanted something that could actually provide some kind of protection.  This at least lets me pull off a semi-retro look. Sadly, I've lost enough weight in the last month of owning the jacket that I should've ordered a large instead of an XL. For the price though, it's a killer jacket and it goes well with my Bell Revolver.

I hear you on the weight thing, when I bought my current jacket a year ago I was 350 pounds, and it's a 4x...which with the hoody liner in, was just right. Now, at 270 pounds, it's a we bit on the swallow me whole side..lol. I'm with you in that the traditional style perfecto type jackets don't work with me either, most sportbike jackets don't as well (both types being too short). I'm having a damn hard time finding something to wear now..

edit: plus I'm more fond of textile than leather...cheaper, and a lot of leather jackets come with zero armor
« Last Edit: Feb 24, 2012, 10:55:29 by Dezmodromic »
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Offline arcspeedworks

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2012, 11:49:41 »
I could only wish the traditional biker jacket look fits me. Luckily, I can pull off the sportbike jackets still and I trust mine to the Tee. Actually, I've tested most of them at some point of another. To make things worse, most of the leather jackets that aren't made specifically for motorcycle riding are so thin and weakly stitched that they will shred if they hit pavement... Wouldn't trust my Wilson's leather jacket to save me.

Anyhow, good work on the weight-loss, Gray. That's an amazing drop. Always better to have to find a smaller jacket to fit than looking for a larger one. Iron Pony's still got the Ironclad listed on eBay for $29.99 in XL, XXL and 3XL, either in black (like mine) or blue. It's hard to beat the price and still have a jacket that can be worn casually without screaming that it's riding gear. Here's the links if you're interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RiverRoad-IronClad-Black-Denim-Riding-Jacket-XXLarge-/370475006005?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&vxp=mtr&hash=item564207f835

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RiverRoad-IronClad-Denim-Riding-Jacket-XXXLarge-091302-/370394011274?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&vxp=mtr&hash=item563d34168a

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #8 on: Feb 24, 2012, 11:50:51 »
BTW, Blake, that Vanson jacket's pretty sick. Maybe I'll go for one of those when I get out of CHEAP mode...

Edit: I can't believe I used the term "sick"... So not my generation...

Offline Worst cb650 ever

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Re: "Show off your jacket" thread
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2012, 23:06:19 »
That's a cool jacket - it's out of stock most places, but I found it on ebay for $50 here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/River-Road-IronClad-Black-Motorcyle-Riding-Jacket-M-3XL-/200550087550

How did you attach the patches to the jacket?

Alrighty, here's my cafe-specific jacket. It's a denim River Road Ironclad jacket. Has armor in the shoulders and forearms, as well as a foam back pad. Not exactly as rough and tumble as my leathers, but it's got some style. I found this on eBay through Iron Pony, scored it for $29.99+shipping BRAND NEW! Got plans for more patches down the road, but I need to find a decent large patch for the back.



And a shot of the DTT patch, of course.

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