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Anyone able to give me a suggestion for a modern mtm double rider maker with oxblood as a colour option please? Aero's style isn't what I want for this jacket and Vanson doesn't offer one from what I've seen of their leather choices. 

 

Thank you

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@hokuto Have you heard of this company TOJ? I believe they will make anything you want! tongue.gif


(Luxire is starting to do custom leathers though for real)
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anyone know a store that sells lewis leather jackets in the US?

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anyone know a store that sells lewis leather jackets in the US?

Direct only in the US.
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Direct only in the US.

I'm sorry? 

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I'm sorry? 

In the U.S., you need to contact them directly, as there are no stores that carry them or even local internet dealers. You have to order directly with London.
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In the U.S., you need to contact them directly, as there are no stores that carry them or even local internet dealers. You have to order directly with London.

Ah!  I see.  Thank you.

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Have you taken the MSF class?  That's probably the best first step.

Nah, you wouldn't.

I just finished my course last weekend. I thought it was good. I had never been on a bike or driven a manual car and now I feel like I could at least avoid getting killed until I get get experienced. If you can get it for free or cheap it's a no brainer.

I ended up not going with a leather bike jacket, but I remember seeing a video posted here maybe, about this group that was making really nice fashion-looking-but-real bike jackets. Or if anyone just has some cool cafe racer bike jackets feel free to post them.
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I just finished my course last weekend. I thought it was good. I had never been on a bike or driven a manual car and now I feel like I could at least avoid getting killed until I get get experienced. If you can get it for free or cheap it's a no brainer.

I ended up not going with a leather bike jacket, but I remember seeing a video posted here maybe, about this group that was making really nice fashion-looking-but-real bike jackets. Or if anyone just has some cool cafe racer bike jackets feel free to post them.

finished my course last month and just got my endorsement yesterday. I have an RRL cafe style jacket (knowles) that I plan to use for shorter rides

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anyone know a store that sells lewis leather jackets in the US?

The stronghold might have some.
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I just finished my course last weekend. I thought it was good. I had never been on a bike or driven a manual car and now I feel like I could at least avoid getting killed until I get get experienced. If you can get it for free or cheap it's a no brainer.

I ended up not going with a leather bike jacket, but I remember seeing a video posted here maybe, about this group that was making really nice fashion-looking-but-real bike jackets. Or if anyone just has some cool cafe racer bike jackets feel free to post them.

Congrats. I ride in three jackets mainly, two different sized Langlitz Cascades (one is bigger for when I need more layers in the cold) and a classic Vanson Model B. I also have two Klim jackets, one which is fully ventilated for very hot days and one that's Gore Tex. Both of those are fully armored. With the leather I will layer an armored shirt from Bohn or Knox sometimes.

Langlitz Cascade with patch pads

Langlitz Cascade with quilted elbow pads

Vanson Model B
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I am thinking about ordering this jacket from Aero ("1950s College Jacket"), but in a more slim fit. Anything special I need to know when ordering from them? Are they as good as everyone seems to say they are?

 

Cheers

 

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I just finished my course last weekend. I thought it was good. I had never been on a bike or driven a manual car and now I feel like I could at least avoid getting killed until I get get experienced. If you can get it for free or cheap it's a no brainer.

I ended up not going with a leather bike jacket, but I remember seeing a video posted here maybe, about this group that was making really nice fashion-looking-but-real bike jackets. Or if anyone just has some cool cafe racer bike jackets feel free to post them.

 

Mine wasn't free and was relatively pricey IIRC.  Not exorbitant but more than $100, I think.  I ended up not pursuing riding but am happy I took the class.

 

ChrisGold's jackets look great.  Surprised to hear that they've got armor in them, they don't look bulky at all.  Maybe materials technology is allowing for lighter, more flexible protection.

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To clarify, my non-leather jackets are armored, not these. However, modern armored shirts really don't show under a jacket. They fit like a second skin and are very flexible. I'll have to take some with / without pics.
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Originally Posted by Trit View Post
I just finished my course last weekend. I thought it was good. I had never been on a bike or driven a manual car and now I feel like I could at least avoid getting killed until I get get experienced. If you can get it for free or cheap it's a no brainer.

I ended up not going with a leather bike jacket, but I remember seeing a video posted here maybe, about this group that was making really nice fashion-looking-but-real bike jackets. Or if anyone just has some cool cafe racer bike jackets feel free to post them.

Yeah, if you can do it for free, that's terrific.  Mine was $250, but worth it, and when I bought my bike the dealer discounted the bike by the cost of the class.  Honda gives a $100 credit, or did.

 

Riding a bicycle is great training for motorcycling imo, esp for cornering and getting the habit of paying att'n to drivers.

 

The weather in Halifax isn't ideal for leather.  When I lived in Boston I mainly used a Belstaff Mercury (textile).  It was truly waterproof, even through hours of heavy rain.  I never went to Halifax, but I rode to TO a couple times and Montreal once.  Went through some serious storms and the Mercury never leaked.  Wish I could say the same about my gloves.  Now that I live in SF, I wear an armored leather jacket most of the time (don't remember the maker, but it was a small German company. Bought it in Stuttgart).

 

Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post
To clarify, my non-leather jackets are armored, not these. However, modern armored shirts really don't show under a jacket. They fit like a second skin and are very flexible. I'll have to take some with / without pics.

I have an old Brimoco w/o armor that I wear in the city.  Been wanting to get an armored shirt to slip under it.  Was thinking Forcefield. THere's a company in Orange County, CA somwhere, that makes custom jackets using Forcefield stuff.

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