GEAR GUIDE #60
By Gareth Roberts - 27 Jul 15
Th M2 has been built to exacting safety standards, and "...are made from tough yet supple cow hide leather and constructed to ensure maximum abrasion resistance and durability through everyday riding. While this is not a replacement for your full race leathers or a full performance jacket, we also didn't create "fashion" jackets to primp around in."
Pagnol is manufactured at a "Socially Responsible" Certified Factory and from grass fed cattle.However, this jacket looks and fits like a high end fashion jacket. The leather has a soft supple feel, and the detailing is not only functional, it's subtle. It has a contemporary urban retro feel, and is certainly produced with the city cafe racer/brat rider in mind. It wears comfortably from the outset with concertina stretch panels, not needing the tedious breaking in period of many bike jackets. "Every function of our jackets has been designed to work with the riding position. We really hated how certain jackets prevented us from moving around or bunched and pinched us in places. Our jackets have been developed to be flexible where they should be and breathable for those hot days - all within a slim, flattering fit."
The M2 is extremely well tailored. The low cut of the back works well, it gives a good shape to the jacket but critically gives that extra bit of protection in the unfortunate event of an off whilst keeping the draughts at bay. There's something particularly gruelling about wind climbing up the spine on the ride home. The sleeves are also cut long for insulation, so no tan stripes between the cuff of the jacket and the gloves.www.SpeedMachinesDesign.com. Assembling a crack team that collectively pools design experience in MotoGP, AMA and CEV Repsol, moto apparel design, fashion design, industry media, custom motorcycles and industry retail. The result is a stunning range of jackets. Bolt London for location and bike. a hard wearing fabric with good protective properties and a high level of stability. It is pleasant to the touch and is extremely tear-and abrasion-resistant. It is impact and temperature resistant. Dynatec ® is made of Cordura ® and Dynafil TS 70 TS with a melting point of 290°C. The material complies environmentally with Öko-Tex Standard 100. The shirt is also heavy double stitched on all the stress points.
This shirt is clear evidence of this philosophy. Like all good denim this shirt will only get better with wear, and will last for years. Perfect. Thanks to Simon Bottomley for the images and Andrew Almond at Bolt London for location and bike. http://www.therokkercompany.com/web/?lang=en#3 Bolt London or online. www.waxandhide.co.uk http://www.78motorco.com