What is dictating what we wear when we ride? Of course the weather and the distance to be ridden. But also the type of motorcycle we ride. After the big chopper/beanie craze, and because most of what goes on the road has a retro feel, welcome to the Bobber/Brown “Distressed Leather” fashion statement.
Even Harley-Davidson embraces the vintage trend, not only with its new models but also by launching new accessories inspired by the WWII look. Harley just launched brown “untreated” accessories like seats, saddlebags, sissy pads and I am sure, much more to come. Harley states that “each is styled to impart the minimalistic style of a garage-built custom and that the supple untreated leather surfaces will age and weather like a vintage bomber jacket for a warm and comfortable feel”. I just went to my closet and I still have mine more distressed than ever and begging for a vintage ride. You have 3 years to wear this look, not more. Because in fashion, like in the custom motorcycle industry, trends change constantly. Especially when “Motor Boy Subculture” is for sale at your favorite Harley Dealer.