You can recognize a biker anywhere, right? They have such a unique style that you cannot miss it. They usually wear some black leather pieces of clothing and always accessorize their outfits with some interesting details. We are not only talking about leather jackets and vests with customized patches, but you have surely noticed some one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
If for whatever reason, you want to recreate this look, you have come to the right place. In this text, we are going to break down their outfits and tell you about every clothing piece separately. Maybe you are thinking about buying your first motorcycle and want to dress accordingly or are looking for your next Halloween costume.
A leather jacket
A high-quality jacket is the first thing that you should be on your shopping list. Have you ever seen a biker without one? No, neither did we. You might have noticed that these usually have an asymmetrical zipper that stretches from the left hip to the right shoulder, and there is a reason for this design. This way, the two layers of leather overlap, so the wind can’t go through it. This means that they won’t be cold while riding the bikes.
These usually come with additional features such as a larger pocket on the chest area and some smaller ones on the sides, narrow sleeves with zippers which allow them to be adjusted, folds under the arms that provide the bikers with freedom of movements, and so on. In addition, these jackets are usually made of cattle leather which makes them quite heavy and durable which is an important benefit since it can protect them from both weather conditions and different kinds of injuries.
When it comes to these, one can choose between leather and dark denim ones. This is something that depends on one’s personal preference. The most important thing is that these fit perfectly meaning that they are extremely comfortable. Both of these have their advantages.
The biggest advantage of leather pants is that they are low-maintenance. It means that any kind of debris, dust, or dirt that gets on them can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth. Additionally, these are very warm and this is an important feature during cold weather and, just like a leather jacket, can save a person from some severe wounds in case of an accident.
On the other hand, some people prefer wearing denim pants. Due to this reason, these are specially designed meaning that they are made of durable fibers which prevent them from tearing easily. However, keep in mind that you should avoid getting skinny ones because it is impossible to enjoy long rides wearing these because they can be extremely uncomfortable.
Vests & Patches
Without a doubt, vests are other essential clothing items that bikers wear almost all the time. Yes, these provide individuals with that ‘tough’ look, however, there is one interesting thing about them – all of them are decorated with patches. When it comes to these, there can be of any design and in any color of the spectrum. For example, there are some that are called Colors and these represent the position of an individual in the club’s hierarchy. On the other note, there are some that illustrate one’s unwillingness to join a certain community.
Each club has its unique patches, which consist of three parts – two rockers and a central patch. Usually, on the top rocker, the name of the club is written, and the bottom one displays the name of the city that the club was founded in. The central patch shows the community’s logo, and yes, each community has it.
What’s more, different kinds of symbols can be seen on the patches, and they usually bear some meaning. For example, a skull means that they are not afraid of death. There is also an interesting story behind this symbol. According to the belief, when Death approaches someone, it marks them with the symbol of a skull, but if that person already has this sign, Death will be tricked into thinking that it has already visited that man, and will move on to the next one.
When it comes to jewelry, these pieces are most commonly worn by bikers. They are usually quite large thus easily noticeable. These can be of different styles like a cross or gothic rings, and depict a skull (once again) or any kind of animal, clearly the dangerous ones. Tiger rings are a common choice, and you can see some of these pieces on this website.
Even though these do not seem like an accessory that you could see on a biker, they are more common than you think. They are not only used to complete the entire outfit, but they also allow people to express themselves. One can choose any pendant that they want, everything from a symbol of their community to a design that is important to them or shows their true nature.
Belts and Buckles
These are another important part of a biker outfit. As you can imagine, belts are usually made of sturdy leather in black or in some cases in dark brown. Just like the rings, buckles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and obviously designs. You can see some classic ones like a sheriff buckle, or others that have skulls or Chinese dragons on them.
Why are accessories important?
So, the last thing that we are going to tell you before we conclude this article is why these pieces deserve your attention. First of all, as already mentioned, specific patches distinguish bikers from different communities. Secondly, a ring or a buckle can be a gift for someone special in their life, or they remind them of a crucial event so they wear it with pride. Moreover, jewelry can tell you a lot about one’s life. For example, if you meet a biker who is wearing a lion ring it means that he is courageous and that he is ready to tackle any problem that comes his way. Finally, if you observe these items solely as accessories, they will provide you with a chance to create a one-of-a-kind style.
Not only can motorcycle gear like jackets and pants help protect you in the event of an accident, but brighter accessories can serve the purpose of helping you stand out on the road. In many cases, accidents can happen due to other drivers not seeing bikers, so it’s important to see and be seen on the back of your bike. If you do get in accident, reach out to the team at Marks & Harrison as soon as possible to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.