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.