If your first thought when you hear the term “moto jacket” is “this must be a jacket for motocross,” then congratulations, you’re a biker. Motorcycle jackets have been fashionable since they made the jump from converted bomber jacket to dedicated biker protection. Now the motorcycle-style jacket or, moto jacket, is a pillar of mainstream fashion. BikeBandit.com isn’t going to become a fashion mag anytime soon, but here are some interesting ideas for your jacket when you’re off the bike.
For the Gentlemen
Men’s fashion seems to jump from casual to well-dressed with little in between. For bikers, the motorcycle jacket can help average clothes stand out. Even something simple like the Joe Rocket Vintage Rocket and some dark-wash jeans looks more put together than shorts and a t-shirt. The Black Brand Neanderthal worn open over a button-front shirt and some slacks is equal parts aggression and sophistication.
For the Ladies
The moto jacket has mainly been used to add edge to feminine floral patterns or dress up simple denim outfits. For a more daring look, pair the Z1R Women’s 9mm with leather pants or a leather skirt. Try the Black Brand Women’s Sheared Beaver Jacket worn over your shoulders with your favorite LBD to add some leather to your night out.
Where Fashion Meets Function
Don’t just rely on looking hot to save you on your bike. Choose an armored motorcycle jacket in thick leather or a durable textile to protect your torso during a crash. Choose hard plastic or reactive armor to protect your elbows, shoulders, and back from the asphalt in a crash.
Where To Get Your Jackets
Choose BikeBandit.com to take away the headaches of shopping online. This site not only has fast and free shipping options, but also lets you return motorcycle apparel. If you order the wrong size, just send it back within 60 days of the shipping date.