A leather suit doesn’t only look good, it’s also very safe. Leather suits come in two variants; a two piece suit and a one piece suit, also called a racing or race suit. Do you enjoy riding sporty? Or does riding on track sounds appealing? Then it’s often a simple choice. You go for a leather suit. Even when you will never set a foot on track you could choose for leather. Because let’s be honest; it does look tough and smooth. But what to look for when you start your search for the perfect leathers? We’ll help you out and give you some more information.
Do you want an outfit that’s as safe as possible? Then leather still stand on top of it all, so you will make the right choice. Or do you simply like the looks of it? Then go for it. We don’t see the burden of wearing something that’s both safe and pretty. Keep in mind that you really have to wear it in. Don’t expect the suit to fit like a second skin or like your favourite joggers after wearing it just three times. Be prepared for some uncomfortable rides at first. We promise you it wil loosen up and you will be happy as a little kid after you’ve worn it in. Eventually it will fit really well. So well, that you might not even want to get out of it. Will you ride through all sorts of circumstances? Rain and wind too? And do you only want to invest in one suit? Then a leather suit might not be the most efficient solution. It’s possible to ride through winter with a leather suit, but prepare yourself for chilly rides. To invest in a rain suit which you can wear over your leathers might not be such a strange idea.
The search for the perfect leathers can be quite tough. Feel free to reserve half a day to try on multiple suits in a motorcycle clothing shop. You don’t ‘just’ put on a new leather suit. It takes some effort, so it could take a while. Is your riding style sporty or racy? Then you’ll be best of buying a one piece suit. Do you mostly ride on the streets and do you prefer comfort and ease? Then choose a two piece suit. Suits from different brands can differ quite a bit when it comes to fit. So try on different suits of different brands. And remember; buy it tight. Don’t go for roomy and comfy. Go for tight and slightly uncomfortable. Leather suits do stretch considerably. Do they have to hoist you in your suit? Then you are on the right track.