I don't understand what's so appealing about Dainese; so far as I can tell, most other brands offer better quality/construction/materials at a cheaper price.
Also, isn't ICON 1000 stuff all made in China?
A few dozen pages back I was asking for some gear rec's. Based on rec's here and my research, I like the following brands:
Jackets/Pants: Vanson, Fox Creek Leather
Boots: Sidi, Gaerne
Gloves: Furygan, Held
Helmet: Shoei, Bell, Arai, Schuberth