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post #4381 of 4800
I wonder if the shirts are 100% cotton or a polyester blend; couldn't find it on the site.
post #4382 of 4800
I don't think AA uses anything besides cotton on their bulk t-shirts (like these guys are using)
post #4383 of 4800
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

My biggest problem with Dainese is their ridiculous logo-ing of everything. But definitely great quality stuff IMO.

 

True.  I hate being a walking billboard but they have a few stealthy models. The problem is they all start to look the same with minor variations in appearance. I'm going to try Spidi for my next jacket

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I'm going to try Spidi for my next jacket

You see the Spidi Aether jacket?

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vimeo.com/90244436
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You see the Spidi Aether jacket?

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vimeo.com/90244436

 

 

Never seen it before.  God that's hot.  Don't know if it is $1200 worth of hot but it is still nice enough to have pissed you off.  And if that didn't, Roland Sands Clash jacket with an asymetric zipper for $700 surely did

 

 

Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket

 

 

Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket

 

Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket

post #4386 of 4800
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I bought a Vanson perforated stallion, but it was too small and had to return it. I know it has been beaten to death, but how does Dainese compare both in terms of sizing and quality? Also, why are the prices on their jackets so variable?

This one for example is $500: http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-laguna-evo-pelle-estivo.html?cat=12&subcat=13
but this one is $800:http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-super-speed-c2-pelle.html?cat=12&subcat=13#tech

 

I would own a Vanson over a Dainese any day. For starters, they are much cheaper, used. Secondly, they are made in USA (except the occasional made in hondurus, or whereever it was, models). The leather is thicker and seems sturdier than Dainese, having handled both. It should provide better abrasion resistance, though I'm confident most Dainese jackets are more than up to the task of protection under any falls. I have never been impressed with Dainese for the money, and their aesthetic is way too race-boy for me (this is a style forum, right?).

 

 

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Vanson has a generous cut? My understanding was they are very slim, and like I said, I ordered my suit jacket size and found it too small in the chest. Dainese jackets are slimmer?

 

This is my experience. I have a Vanson jacket in my suit size and it is a very tight fit over a t-shirt.

 

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

Vanson is known to have a very generous cut while Dainese does not.  The one caveat is that older style 80s and 90s Dainese were cut larger than the current models

 

Vanson is known to have a very tight cut and you will often see suggestions on sizing up one, two, or even three sizes; not sure where you're getting your information.

post #4387 of 4800
I use a vanson mk3 as my street jacket and I would not call it tight at all. It's tagged a 44, which is my exact measurement in a suit, and the vanson is borderline loose. Especially in the waist. Wouldn't be an acceptable fit for the track, IMO.

I still love it in terms of style and quality though.
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I tried that 

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

 

 

Never seen it before.  God that's hot.  Don't know if it is $1200 worth of hot but it is still nice enough to have pissed you off.  And if that didn't, Roland Sands Clash jacket with an asymetric zipper for $700 surely did

 

 

Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket

 

 

Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket

 

Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket

 

I tried on the clash in red when I was at RSD HQ a few months back. I'm not a hipster, but if I was I probably would have gone for it - that red color is pretty sweet.

 

I did, however, just get my dirty off-white RSD Ronin jacket finally tailored by the one decent leather guy in Boston. A dude's leather jacket is his signature. I say pick carefully and stick to it. The exception is if you actually need performance gear. 

 

Everyone get some good rides in this spring? Just rounding my first 1,000 miles on my new Street Triple R. Chased out my first clutch-up wheelie this week. I'm really connecting with the new bike; totally different than riding my old cruiser. Everything you think of the bike needing to do just sort of happens. 

 

I got back on the cruiser this past weekend and took the lovely lady for a pillion ride. Amazing how much less steady my middleweight cruiser is with a passenger than a sport standard - I would have assumed it the other way around. On the STR, with a passenger I feel even more planted and stable than alone. (This is probably the stock suspension settings' fault though.) And on the cruiser I've got this big handlebar apparatus in front of me that needs to be bossed around to make the bike move, compared to the scalpel-like precision of the STR.

 

But once you get to riding on the back roads... well the cruiser does have a certain charm. Like floating on comfy chair that soaks up all the bumps and grunts along comfortably. Don't really have to think as much or be as much in the "zone" as with the STR. Just put on your best frown and wave to all the baggers puttin' along.

 

Gonna miss this one when someone finally buys it.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 5/20/14 at 6:08am
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Ps

 

Belstaff Thornwood

post #4390 of 4800
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

 

I would own a Vanson over a Dainese any day. For starters, they are much cheaper, used.

 

 

If bought new the prices for jackets are very similar. 

 

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Secondly, they are made in USA (except the occasional made in hondurus, or whereever it was, models). The leather is thicker and seems sturdier than Dainese, having handled both. It should provide better abrasion resistance, though I'm confident most Dainese jackets are more than up to the task of protection under any falls. I have never been impressed with Dainese for the money, and their aesthetic is way too race-boy for me (this is a style forum, right?).

 

That made in the USA isn't really a selling point for me but I know it means something to some people.  I'm not sure if Vanson jackets are thicker but they sure are stiffer.  Most Dainese jackets feel pre-broken in from the moment you put them on

 

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

This is my experience. I have a Vanson jacket in my suit size and it is a very tight fit over a t-shirt.

 

Not mine but then again I don't own one.  Any oversize (read: fat) riders that I know that wear gear wear either Joe Rocket or Vanson

post #4391 of 4800
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

Any oversize (read: fat) riders that I know that wear gear wear either Joe Rocket or Vanson

 

:fu::embar::(

 

Oh, so that's why it's tight on me :lol:  Damn getting old and slowing metabolism.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

 

:fu::embar::(

 

Oh, so that's why it's tight on me :lol:  Damn getting old and slowing metabolism.

 

 

ahahaha.  Join the club.   I was gogin to sell 1 jacket as well as my 1 piece because of that pesky metabolism.  SOmehow I lost weight over teh winter so I am keeping them

post #4393 of 4800
While out riding this morning, saw a fun visual - a guy in his 20s riding a Street Triple with his dad, who was on an old Bonneville. smile.gif
post #4394 of 4800
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

While out riding this morning, saw a fun visual - a guy in his 20s riding a Street Triple with his dad, who was on an old Bonneville. smile.gif

 

Ain't that adorable. 

post #4395 of 4800
There is a CB350 with bar mitts parked next to me at work(on my similar age kz400)

I've seen and talked to this guy once before, but its funny that he still has the mitts on...don't think we are going to see such low temps anytime soon.
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