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post #16 of 21
My 5-zip is worth more than my skin plus bike-specific jackets are more practical than just a cafe racer. I have a waxed cotton Rev'it that's better in the rain and has a detachable thermal liner. I like keeping a bridge pass and my insurance papers in my jacket all the time so I don't forget them and that's easier with just a riding only jacket. Plus the bike jacket is armoured which for me is way more lazy friendly than wearing an armoured shirt under a regular jacket.

It'd be a little off to wear a real motorcycle jacket if you don't have a bike but certainly not a fashion bike-inspired jacket. They're rad designs.

In short, life is good.
post #17 of 21

I have a few bike jackets for riding, one armoured waterproof fabric rev'it jacket which I use most of the year (I live in Scotland and it rains a lot) for riding. I'd never wear this if I was't on the bike. My other main riding jacket is leather and it would protect me if I came off but I also wear it sometimes when I'm not on the bike because it looks badass. I only really wear it on the bike when it's not cold and raining. The thing is it's not perfect for wearing off the bike because leather bike jackets that are designed for riding a bike are cut completely differently than ones not designed for riding; longer arms and when zipped up, narrower across the front of the chest because they're designed to be comfortable when your arms are stretched out in front of you gripping the bars.

 

I agree with a previous poster 'wear what you wear' someone who rides will know if you ride.

post #18 of 21

This is my leather riding jacket. It is armored and thick. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

 

 

I bought it in 2008. I ride most days late March through late November. It sees all kinds of weather, though I try to get a rain jacket on top of it if the rain looks like it is going to hold up or be heavy. 

 

I clean and condition it once a year, but this year so far I've been busy with other things and so it is looking a little sloppy as of right now. 

 

I noticed actual patina today around the snaps, so I figured I would post some pictures. It's on a Schott hanger, but it's not a Schott. I just had the hanger in my cube from the winter, when I typically wear a Schott Peacoat.

 

To quote a previous post in this thread: 

 

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Leather jackets have long been associated with cool because of the connotative badassery of motorcycle riders, Hollywood (as has been pointed out), and the beautiful patina actually riding many miles develops. A true riding jacket will look incredible because it will have earned its patina, rather than the faux "distressed" J. Crew or whatever.

 

 

 

 

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

This is my leather riding jacket. It is armored and thick. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

 

 

I bought it in 2008. I ride most days late March through late November. It sees all kinds of weather, though I try to get a rain jacket on top of it if the rain looks like it is going to hold up or be heavy. 

 

I clean and condition it once a year, but this year so far I've been busy with other things and so it is looking a little sloppy as of right now. 

 

I noticed actual patina today around the snaps, so I figured I would post some pictures. It's on a Schott hanger, but it's not a Schott. I just had the hanger in my cube from the winter, when I typically wear a Schott Peacoat.

 

To quote a previous post in this thread: 

 

 

 

 

 

Is that a BMG Montana? Great jacket! I rode in one for a couple years and then acquired a different body shape from working out, so I had to pass it on. It does a great job of housing armor and looking snazzy. 

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Austin Tremblay View Post
 

Is that a BMG Montana? Great jacket! I rode in one for a couple years and then acquired a different body shape from working out, so I had to pass it on. It does a great job of housing armor and looking snazzy. 

 

Yes, in fact, it is!

 

Thank you for that, I had completely forgotten the make and model, it's been so long. It is probably  my favorite possession, and I likely spend more time with it on than any other outerwear that I own...

post #21 of 21

Quite welcome. Paul, at BMG, is a really good guy. Glad to hear you've gotten so nicely acquainted with your jacket. 

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