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motorcycle jackets as a fashion statement???

it's 75 and sunny today and I see a guy walking through the airport wearing a michael jordan motorcycle jacket with pads in it. kind of weird i though.

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this jacket was way too clean to be used on the street.

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Don't hate cause u didn't think of it first.
I'm going to 1-up him and wear my one piece leather suit next time.

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Maybe he is just breaking it in?? From what I understand in order to properly break in a jacket you have to wear it in public. Wearing it around the house isn't as effective.

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I wear my leathers a lot because I'm clumsy.
...and a helmet because you are "special".

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...and a helmet because you are "special".
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I'm going to 1-up him and wear my one piece leather suit next time.
I also commonly wear the one piece to the mall and to work. Oh, and I've picked up a friend from O'hare in it before.

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Maybe he is just breaking it in?? From what I understand in order to properly break in a jacket you have to wear it in public. Wearing it around the house isn't as effective.
Only when you've just bought it and it's on the way to a party.
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Only time it's acceptable to wear the 1-piece away from the bike is if you have to go over to a buddies house to have him help you out of it because you got your pudgy, sweaty ass stuck.
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Only time it's acceptable to wear the 1-piece away from the bike is if you have to go over to a buddies house to have him help you out of it because you got your pudgy, sweaty ass stuck.
Is it acceptable to wear it on a flight to Vegas to avoid having to check luggage? So far this seems viable option for me next week.
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Is it acceptable to wear it on a flight to Vegas to avoid having to check luggage? So far this seems viable option for me next week.
No. If you can not fit everything into carryons, check your non-essentials and carry-on the suit.

If you wear the suit on the plane, you risk making an appearance on myspacedouchebags.com.
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No. If you can not fit everything into carryons, check your non-essentials and carry-on the suit.

If you wear the suit on the plane, you risk making an appearance on myspacedouchebags.com.
I have sincere doubts about how well everything would fit as a carry-on. Boots, gloves, helmet, suit... Seems like it might be worth starting aussiedouchebags.com - I seriously hate checking bags.
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No. If you can not fit everything into carryons, check your non-essentials and carry-on the suit.

If you wear the suit on the plane, you risk making an appearance on myspacedouchebags.com.

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I have sincere doubts about how well everything would fit as a carry-on. Boots, gloves, helmet, suit... Seems like it might be worth starting aussiedouchebags.com - I seriously hate checking bags.
Checking bags sucks, I know, but if you plan it right you will be able to get everything. I check almost every flight and I have had very few bag problems. If you no connection, or at least a decent connection time, go ahead and check a bag.

Use the space wisely-- put the Gloves into the helmet or boots. If you can take the pads/sliders out of the suit and put them into the boots or helmet, that saves space, too, and then you can fold the suit more compactly.....
Think like that and you'll be ok. I think there is a packing tutorial on marthastewart.com

Only thing is I don't believe helmets fit under airplane seats. You'll have to plan for your helmet to be in your overhead bin bag, and other stuff to be at your feets.

Again- a small checked bag w/your nonessentials (day clothes, toiletries...things you can buy there if god forbid your bag is lost) will save space.
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it's 75 and sunny today and I see a guy walking through the airport wearing a michael jordan motorcycle jacket with pads in it. kind of weird i though.
then again you see the dudes on the new blue white gixxers with no gear... god they give ppl like me a bad name...

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Only when you've just bought it and it's on the way to a party.
Oh was that you??? ...inserting foot into mouth now...

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kind of on the same topic....one of my friends showed me an article by askmen, who seem to think motorcycle jackets are the latest fashion craze:

"One of the biggest trends running up and down the spring ’08 catwalks is the revamped motorcycle jacket. Not your typical mean-looking studded leather fare, 2008’s motorcycle jackets are sleek and perfect for pairing with jeans and slacks. And, no, you don’t need an accompanying bike and helmet to pull off this look; a simple urban-cool attitude should suffice."

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I've seen plenty of douches wearing "fake" motorcycle jackets. You know, leather with stripes and the colarless colar deal, short cropped. Then again they wear jeans that look really worn out with pointy shoes a muscle shirt and gargantuous sunglasses as well.
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I've seen plenty of douches wearing "fake" motorcycle jackets. You know, leather with stripes and the colarless colar deal, short cropped. Then again they wear jeans that look really worn out with pointy shoes a muscle shirt and gargantuous sunglasses as well.
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I've seen plenty of douches wearing "fake" motorcycle jackets. You know, leather with stripes and the colarless colar deal, short cropped. Then again they wear jeans that look really worn out with pointy shoes a muscle shirt and gargantuous sunglasses as well.
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Maybe, just MAYBE he planned on riding or racing in Vegas. It would make more sense to just wear it instead of trying to stuff that in a suitcase, pads and all. Makes more room for other things.
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Maybe, just MAYBE he planned on riding or racing in Vegas. It would make more sense to just wear it instead of trying to stuff that in a suitcase, pads and all. Makes more room for other things.
No, it would make more sense to CARRY it!!! Sorry; I can not support this gheyness.
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it's 75 and sunny today and I see a guy walking through the airport wearing a michael jordan motorcycle jacket with pads in it. kind of weird i though.
Yeah, my bad. When I'm flying I wear that instead of my uniform blazer.

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then again you see the dudes on the new blue white gixxers with no gear... god they give ppl like me a bad name...
come on, don't be so hard on yourself, you do a great job of giving yourself a bad name
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I have seen this before

I see someone wearing a motorcycle jacket in a store I go out side and look for a motorcycle and see the guy hop into a car or something WTF

takes the meaning of poser to a hole new level.
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Nothing new. I went to NYC years ago and to offset my wife's shopping spree I found a place that sold Vansons. I was surprised to find that their entire Vanson collection of jackets were not for motorcycle use. They had no pads and they were cut for normal wear, not elongated sleeves like a sport biker needs. They had a good hundred different jackets, all great looking biker jackets, it was a big disappointment.
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