Friday, May 14, 2010

A New Jacket

Damn I look good!
Jim, doing his best James Dean (with a Taiwanese scooter).
Not near as cool as the real thing.
The Cortech Mod Denim Jacket
It's a Lucky Jacket (I found that missing glove while wearing the new jacket) A little gift to myself. Got it on sale from New Enough Ltd.
My Tourmaster outfit (jacket and pants) is fine and very flexible in various weather conditions. I love it. But sometimes I feel like I look a little bit like a Storm Trooper (from Star Wars).
The new jacket has vents and all the pads, but probably not great as a summer jacket. You can bet I'll wear the Tourmaster mesh jacket in hot weather.
The last time I owned a jean jacket was when I was in high school. I loved it. I have always wanted another one, but never got around to getting one.
It has a heavy liner for cooler weather. I am looking forward to wearing it next winter. The denim portion is heavy and should last a fairly long time.
It won't be worth a damn in the rain, but I always carry an oversized rain jacket for that possibility. And it probably isn't very visible at night compared to my Tourmaster which has a fair amount of reflective piping on it.
I bought a patch from the "Ride to Work, Work to Ride' organization and placed it strategically on the jacket. I apparently want people to know that I feel strongly about commuting with my Scooter.
I looked around for some other patches on the web recently. Found one with a funny Mark Twain quote that I liked. I may buy a couple of other patches, but for now this will suffice. I also thought about getting a fabric pen and writing my blog name and url address on the jacket somewhere. How nerdy is that.
I get a kick about looking at motorcycle jackets and seeing the patches and adornments some people use. Some are very funny, some patriotic, others just plain silly. I don't plan to get too carried away, but who knows, maybe in a few years it will be tastefully decorated.
At the very least, now I have a choice of rider wear. If I get tired of one, I can always pull out the other one.


  1. Nice looking jacket. I am in the market for a new one myself. All of mine are too big anymore. As far as patches and your blog URL go, I am sure there are companies out there quite willing to make a custom patch for you.

  2. Danny, thanks for the visit.
    I like the jacket a lot. Had thought about getting a patch made, but I am too cheap.
    I like that New Enough web site. They have really good sizing information on clothing and makes it easier to find a proper size. This jacket was a close-out and was pretty reasonable. Paid a lot more for the Tourmaster, but don't regret it either.
    BTW, will be up closer to your neighborhood this weekend to visit some old friends in Lawrence. Was going to try and take the scoot, but weather is looking bad and I need to get some maintenance done on the scoot before I take any longer rides.
    Take care,

  3. cpa3485:

    I do think that there's a rebel resemblance somewhere, now you have to learn to mumble like Marlon Brando. It's nice to have a choice of jackets. I have 3 which I rotate depending upon the weather and distance.

    Wet Coast Scootin

  4. I have no clothes to speak of--cry when I have to shop. But I have a moto wardrobe to die for! Your jacket is pretty "bad"! We nerds have to have our stuff that makes us look as cool! That jacket will serve you well.