I’ve spent more of my life on a motorcycle than off of one.
When I was a young lass, I strapped on black leather chaps with fringe and a leather jacket emblazoned with a eagle on the back. It was terrifying.
Because while safety is imperative, the point of riding a motorcycle isn’t to
I’ve since grown out of those chaps and the tiny jacket is long gone. But I’ve made it a mission to always scout out gear with enough style to show up to a dinner date donning, while offering protection just the same.
Below, you'll find the gear that'll do just that.
jacket (2 images)
Whether it's waxed canvas or classic leather, a solid jacket is a top priority moto investment that will last a lifetime. Saftey lies in quality material. In other words: this is not a place to scrimp on.
sunnies (2 images)
kicks (2 images)
Whether you're down for the forward-thinking Vans moto sneaker or a tried-and-true Freemont boot, you gotta have that grip and protection. If you're dead set on wearing your fancy footwear, the boot shift protector is a must.
trousers (2 images)
helmets (2 images)
I'll be the first to admit that helmets without a full face look cool. But after you've had a collision that breaks your jaw in 15 places (like your correspondent), you'll change your tune. The Hedon Heroine helmet fits both the dap and safe bill, while the new Vanguard can
gloves (2 images)
Velomacchi's Speedway Gloves are best for staying toasty. If you're an urban rider looking for a fingerless number, you can't go wrong with a pair of classic driving gloes from Outlierman in buttery blue leather.
tickers (2 images)
bags (2 images)
If you're planning on getting caught in the rain or carry precious goods, go for something with more protection. But for easy-breezy, everyday cruising, the Triumph messenger bag and the Held roll-down bag will send you packin'.
Lead photo courtesy of Iron & Resin