If you could get only one armoured jacket for riding , which style would you choose?

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  1. red devil

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    So I am thinking of getting a vintage style jacket made with full armour and was told that pretty much anything can be made :)

    I will go with a single versatile colour so that I can wear it no matter what bike I ride.

    So what would you go with? a CR? Cross-zip? Something else like say a roadmaster for example?

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  2. Monitor

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    Cross zip but it'd have to be a really functional jacket. But yeah, so far, cross zip jackets have been my favorite on a bike and by far. Not the most exciting choice, though...
     
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    Vanson x Union Garage V7.
     
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    This is going to be my next bike jacket
     
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  5. red devil

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    D pocket or not?


    A CR then?

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  6. Monitor

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    Tough one. I do use handwarmers when present, though. A lot. Still, D pocket looks cool.
     
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  7. JMax

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    If I could add armor to any jacket then my choice is a Cal LAPD (just buy an armored shirt?). If I have to purchase an armored jacket already in production, no question a Vanson Force. Oh, I own both you say? Imagine that.
     
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  9. red devil

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    Hmm... My Tenjin Works D pocket actually has a handwarmer pocket just behind the d pocket, so could have both

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    Variety is the spice of life :D

    I am currently looking at making a full custom jacket, hence why almost anything is possible. It's the jacket that I want to have ready to go anytime I go on the bike.
     
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  10. Monitor

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    @red devil , did you look into Kadoya? Those guys are making serious MC gear and it would appear they're willing to design just about anything!
     
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    Was at a their shop near Asakusa last year, they had some really nice stuff, thanks for mentioning them, I definitely need to go check them out again.
    I am very happy with the riding chelsea boots I got from them :)
     
  12. jpk_NJ

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    Another vote for an off the shelf armored Vanson Force or an armored Comet. I probably grab the Comet more often though, just an easy to wear no bs bike jacket. And the two inside zip pockets are perfect for keys/wallet.
     
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    I guess there is a reason why the modern riding suits, or at least their top part seems to have evolved from the Cafe Racer
     
  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    If I were looking for something straight off the shelf, I'd probably be looking at GoldTop, https://www.goldtop.co.uk/jackets - most likely the 1959 model.

    For a custom order, assuming it were possible, I'd be torn between an Aero J106 and a modified version of the Aero MC to match the Durable repro they made for the Brando statute in Tussauds.
     
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    Johnson Leather will make custom armor jackets and riding pants any style made to measurements. The armor Johnson uses makes the armor Vanson uses look like band-aids
     
  16. nick123

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    Probably a barnstormer. And go about 15 mph tops.
     
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    Interesting note-on the site, it mentions they'll no longer be able to sell certain models without armour due to regulation??
     
  18. red devil

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    It is a custom order, so I am looking for ideas :)
    Not planning on having a big selection of armoured jackets, so in a way it is similar to looking for a grail jacket which is completely contrary to my normal approach! [​IMG]

    My experience getting my first custom (unarmoured) jacket was stellar, I can only say good things about them!

    A longer jacket could be interesting, wonder how it would work on a bike...
    I tried the longer belstaff with the pockets

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    And it looked better than I expected, so also considering longer models at the moment

    Speaking of which, I heard that belstaff were bought back and are focusing again on riding jackets. Any body knows if there's any truth to this?

    On the goldtop site?
     
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    mygar One of the Regulars

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    Do you have one? If so how do you find it?
     

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