Why do some riders dress up like Glenn Hughes from the Village People?

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by diggerwolf, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. diggerwolf

    diggerwolf New Member

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    Just wondering why so many Harley riders (and a few Metrics) feel it is important to don black leather, studs, pins, patches, doo-rags, etc. when they ride? Do you think they wear that stuff to the office M-F or only at HOG rallies and toy runs?
     
  2. ultra...good

    ultra...good Banned

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    Keep reading the threads, there are some guys here that wear nylons and claim that they keep them warm in the cold weather.
     
  3. JackDupp

    JackDupp Member

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    Why?...in my humble opinion, maybe because they can, and do,
    dress as they please.
    jd
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    For many, part of the fun and attraction to riding a motorcycle is the ability to assume an alter-ego and leave their stressful lives behind. If dressing a certain way helps them in that endeavor, then I say, "go for it." As long as they aren't passing judgement on the riders who DON'T dress that way.
     
  5. diggerwolf

    diggerwolf New Member

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    Touché.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    "If the shoe fits..."
    :s
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    IMO it is all part of the Culture, this also got me in deep trouble with The Redhead, so much so she wanted a divorce. I slowly changed and now when we go out I dress more like a yuppie but at work and on my bike I wear my colors and leather Just my way:s
     
  8. last12know

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    rode for years myself without chaps... started traveling back and forth more so riding bike earlier in year due to gas prices.. kinda cold in mar/april at times so wearing chaps and yes they do work...would never have considered it before. wish i knew then what i know now kinda thing.. so now i'm considering a doo rag... why? if it keeps the knots down then i'm game. everything has a purpose and is only laughable when being worn for something other than what it's suppose to do. will i be wearing chaps in july? doubtful to most certainly not. now that would be odd.
     
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    @ The doo-rag, they do work to keep the knots out of your hair. :) I have long hair, so I wear a pony tail and I either braid it or use multiple scruntchies on it. Then I put the doo-rag on to keep the tangles down.

    Another trick for the hair is to put a little conditioner in before you head out. I got that tip from an old biker friend. :s

    As for the chaps, for me it is added comfort for cooler temps, the protection is just a bonus. :s (I know, I the intended purpose was actually the other way around.)
     
  10. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Black leather = safety!
    Studs/pins = trendy/cool
    Patches = symbolism
    Doo-rags = comfort/style

    Some suit/dude up every time they hit saddle & some are weekenders...just part of the culture. I say..."to each their own" and pretty much treat all equally b/c we have same interest (riding). They don't hit me up for not wearing/accessorizing w/all these things.