I'm looking for a good leather jacket for riding. I really like the shorter, straight or slim fit style with no collar. One I have been looking at is the Icon retro Daytona. I like everything about it except the "poseur patches" and the price ($450). I did find it on Ebay for under $300, but I'm wondering how they can be so much cheaper.
I was also thinking I might like to get a jacket that had a zipper on the bottom, for attaching to leather pants, for whenever I finally decide to start racing, but I guess that I can get a full set of leathers when that time comes. I'm not opposed to a used jacket, as long as it's good quality and looks good. Any suggestions (or anyone have a cool old jacket they want to sell, I'm 6'2", 42" chest)? Thanks, Jimmy
im not saying there arent as good jackets out there. i like the icon stuff too. i really like the alpine stars stuff. the only reason i got the vanson is cuz i had a connection there. ive crashed it several times, and you can hardly tell from 10" away. the stitching on the velcro closure has come apart. really annoying. the jacket is about 9 years old though. so...i cant complain. as far as im concerned, wearing a vanson is like riding an mv. one of the best, but also one of the most expensive. but worth every penny. its just good not everyone can afford one.