Looking Good - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
  • 1 Post By TrapperAH1G
  • 1 Post By andyvh1959
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-16-2018, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
END OF YEAR BIKE 2018 Winner
glhadiator's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Nebraska (The Dark Side of the Moon)
Year/Make/Model: 2006 Classic LT (Buffy)
Displacement/CC's: 903
Color: Blue/Silver/Chrome
Gender: Male
Posts: 862
Looking Good

There is a new Motorcycle clothing trend that's out there and I was wondering how the community feels about it.

This is a good article concerning the trend:

Motorcycle.com's Motorcycle Riding Jeans Buyer's Guide

The reason for the trend IMHO is so that you don't look like a biker when you aren't actually on your bike. Not a bad idea when you think about it, however, I like looking like a biker...even when I'm not in the saddle.

I personally find that when I am wearing my leather and I enter an establishment I get the 'looks'. They are not bad looks at all. In fact I find that I get a lot of positive contacts/conversations when obviously recognized as a biker. In fact, I regularly have women flirt with me when dressed in my riding apparel. Some of them are over the top obvious. So, for me it is not a negative when dressed in riding apparel.

I do however, understand if I am going to work, picnic or non-biker event I don't always necessarily want to look like I'm riding.

On the other hand, I don't want to look dorky in a pair of jeans that look like maybe I dropped a load in my pants or I have medical attachments. (No offense intended to anyone that has such devices)

The pics in the article obviously are taken to make them look good. This pic is a good example:

Just wondering how the community felt about this new trend.

...On a Steel Horse I ride...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
glhadiator is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 02:29 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Washington state, west central along I5.
Year/Make/Model: 1997 Vulcan Classic & 2001 Nomad
Displacement/CC's: 1500
Color: Red, Red & Canyon Silver
Gender: Male
Posts: 184
For me, ATGATT. Yes, I get some looks...good and bad. But my gear is clean (depends on how far I've ridden I guess), no obnoxious or obscene patches and I don't look or smell like I haven't forgone basic hygiene and grooming for the last decade. I do not wear the gear to impress anyone (tho to be honest I do look really great), but to keep away from medical people with their scissors that will cut away my precious gear, their sharp needles and knives and their damn prying eyes and hands!

I could never look as good as this pic in jeans....I got no butt.

Most times I remove my gear when I stop and store it in my locking bags. Keeps the citizens calmer.
glhadiator likes this.
TrapperAH1G is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 08:10 PM
Senior Member
andyvh1959's Avatar
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Green Bay WI
Year/Make/Model: 2003 Vulcan VN1600 Classic
Displacement/CC's: 1600
Color: Pearl Ivory
Gender: Male
Posts: 279
Interesting, but a non issue to me. If I look like a biker, like a motorcycle rider, then that is obviously what i mean to look like. Relative to work; I used to work in an office and I simply changed into office clothes/shoes when I got to work, but mostly my riding gear covered what I was wearing for the office. If I looked like a motorcycle rider as I walked into work, well too damn bad. On my motorcycle I dress for the ride 1st, for me 2nd, for others i really don't care.

Given all that, my usual riding gear is an adventure/parka style motorcycle jacket, cycle boots (European style), full face helmet, gloves, riding pants some days.
glhadiator likes this.

When life throws you a curve, lean into it!
andyvh1959 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Times, Good Times... Lunatic Vulcan 1600 1 05-31-2013 07:58 AM
my good deal still a good deal? Yep zippydog Vulcan 900 4 09-10-2012 07:19 PM
Good Day, Good Day, from a new/returning member ... Ontario, Canada DFuryJ_1967 New Member Introductions 1 05-02-2012 12:33 PM
My Baron's Mini-Tach and Good News, bad news, good news Angel of Death Vulcan 1500 15 04-18-2012 10:04 AM
Trip to the Alps-good lessons learnt, good read jerryneyk Vulcan 500 2 08-07-2011 01:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome