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Old 5th January 2006
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Default Do you wear your motorcycle jacket when your not riding?

hey guys
I have an HD leather jacket that i bought which is so comfortable that I want to use it as an everyday jacket for these Chicago winters. But my soon to be wife says it looks stupid when your not actually on your bike. What does everyone else think? To wear or not to wear?

BTW, she mainly does not like it because it looks like it has armor on the shoulders, but it doesn't.

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I ware mine sometimes. Don't have a harley jacket, but it is a motorcycle jacket. I like to ware it off the bike.
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If it has armor pads and zipper vents don't wear it off the bike.
If it has huge Harley logos, don't wear it at all.
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My Everyday Jacket Is A Black Leather 80 Dolloar Cosco Jacket. It Is On Its 3 Rd Winter And Holding Up Well.
I Do Have A Biker Type Jacket. I Would Not Be Caught Dead With It On Except On A Bike Ride. Thats Just Me
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I only wear my leather jacket when I'm riding.
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I have an old Flying Biker jacket with armor on the shoulders and vents front and back. I wear it all the time, riding or not. I don't really care what other people think of it when I'm not riding. Didn't even think it was an issue until you just brought it up. And, its really the only jacket I have. Sure I've got an old Colts jacket that I wear out to work around the house and such but my leather jacket is basically it.

Maybe I'm just cheap but why spend the money on another jacket when the one you have works just fine.
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I wear mine sometimes,I have a bomber style jacket also,this one I wear all the time.
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I wouldn't wear mine because it is a bit on the heavy side for everyday use. I've thought about it though and it wouldn't be so bad as long as the weather demands it.
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This thread is screaming for a

POSER accusation, is it not?



Uhh, I've worn my leather motorcycle jacket to halloween partys (cause I never "dress up" so I go as something I am, like a biker, or a wrench, etc).

and I've worn my motorcycle pants (waterproof textile, but with armor) skiing, don't THINK I've ever skied in the jacket, though I can't say for sure. I might have loaned it to someone to ski in before (since it's waterproof and textile too).

Other than that, uhh, no!

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I wear mine all the time. Either on the bike or when it's cold outside. Shows pride for what I love. I live in Wisconsin so it keeps me pretty warm all year around.
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