So you own a motorcycle or want to purchase one? Congratulations, when it comes to coolness you are a step ahead of everyone who doesn’t. But when it comes to joy riding on one of these status symbols, one’s attire is just as important as the bike itself. If you are looking to ride in a poncho, jean shorts, and Ugg boots, then I’m sorry, there is not much we can do for you here. However, if you’re looking to set yourself apart and drape your body in some of the finest leather attire and cosmetic enhancement motorcycle riding has to offer, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled some of our favorite gentleman riding gear.
Elders Company – McQueen 74′
First of all they are called McQueen so we’re off to a good start. When looking for throwback goggles, comfort and style are your only two factors. These nail both. I keep a pair of these in my pack at all times incase the sun goes down or the weather turns bad.
Roland Sands Design – Ronin Jacket
I may only own five pairs of underwear, but I have seven sets of leather jackets. The people at Roland Sands make an exceptional fitting leather jacket called the Ronin – my personal favorite being tobacco. Simple and clean fitting with enough room for a hoodie or shirt and tie underneath… or hell, maybe even some undies.
Hedon Helmets – Hedonist Frknstn
You can’t put a price on your face, so when you have to cover it up, we recommend Hedon Helmets. This British brand is obsessed with quality fabrication and has created an original style with unique materials like metallic leaf, calf leather, and carbon fiber. We love the Hedonist Frknstn which features a Raw Vermiculite shell that will keep your head protected while standing out in the crowd. With an almost endless range of styles and custom paints, you’ll end up looking for excuses to continue wearing this fashion statement, inside the office or at a wedding, just because they are so cool.
G-Star RAW – Elwood
When it comes to denim, the resources to pull from are endless. Surprisingly, G-Star RAW makes an exceptionally comfortable riding jean that has durable reinforcements in the hips knees and boot cuffs. The G-star Elwood, comes in about every shape and wash. We like the wax denim options, which helps repel some of the morning mist and has a nice flexible fit that expands comfortably with the holiday seasons. $100-$300 g-star.com
Words by James McCarthy