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    Fashionista

    i have a couple of bmw leather suits. i like them a lot, in the right weather. the uniform of choice seems to be the fabric suits. i have a couple. i prefer the leather, but i am an old codger not a boy racer.
    when i raced, i wore an ugly black harley leather suit. the leathers i have now are not gaudy, but they are far from "darth vader".
    am i the only one under 70 who wears these suits?
    the king of the alps is my role model. when i grow up, i want to look just like him.
    except i'll be shorter. jp

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    Wear what your comfortable with and keeps you safe. None of my gear makes me look like a fashion plate, that's for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywishbone View Post
    i have a couple of bmw leather suits. i like them a lot, in the right weather. the uniform of choice seems to be the fabric suits. i have a couple. i prefer the leather, but i am an old codger not a boy racer.
    when i raced, i wore an ugly black harley leather suit. the leathers i have now are not gaudy, but they are far from "darth vader".
    am i the only one under 70 who wears these suits?
    the king of the alps is my role model. when i grow up, i want to look just like him.
    except i'll be shorter. jp
    +1 on what makes you comfortable. A nice old broken in set of leathers is like an old friend.
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    +1 too,

    My favorite riding jacket is a 25 year old Thurlow Deerskin. Custom made for me and it's ultra comfortable. I have other jackets for when it's 'really' cold, or 'really' hot, but since we live in a moderate climate the Thurlow is uber useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
    +1 too,

    My favorite riding jacket is a 25 year old Thurlow Deerskin. Custom made for me and it's ultra comfortable. I have other jackets for when it's 'really' cold, or 'really' hot, but since we live in a moderate climate the Thurlow is uber useful.

    I am absolutely certain that if I had a 25 year old custom jacket, made just for me, alas, it would no longer fit.
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    thurlow

    i bought a thurlow jacket for my little brother. he's twice my size. he got too fat. gave it back to me. thurlow cut it up and made it fit me. got the matching gloves. if they made shoes and a purse.......... no. that's a bit much.

    i've seen thurlow stuff on ebay dirt cheap. some people think it's the best there is.

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    Is Thurlow still around. Had an issue with a pair of gloves a few years ago and never was able to resolve it. No answer to phone calls and then the web site disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am absolutely certain that if I had a 25 year old custom jacket, made just for me, alas, it would no longer fit.
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    I wore full leather suits when i was a young club racer,
    I still have an old Hein Gerike leather jacket that I cannot bear to part with.
    When it shrunk ( bad closet air) I got a zipper strip made so i can still use the jacket.

    My daily ride gear is mostly textile now though.

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    I LOVE my leathers, even if they aren't all red! I wear them a lot spring and fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am absolutely certain that if I had a 25 year old custom jacket, made just for me, alas, it would no longer fit.
    In the intervening 25 years it always hasn't fit "perfectly". LOL

    It is a little snug these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Is Thurlow still around. Had an issue with a pair of gloves a few years ago and never was able to resolve it. No answer to phone calls and then the web site disappeared.
    Nope, Thurlow went under some time ago...DARN! I really like their gloves too, but at least Lee Park gloves are every bit as nice...
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    new in '73; same bike, same jacket...
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    WAY cool!
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