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motorcycle fashion historyNo one can deny the huge impact that the American motorcycle and biker sub-culture has had on the fashion industry.

Motorcyclists spend a great deal of money and effort to find protective gear that looks fashionably good, but there is a small minority who tarnish the sport.  You know the type…  stick-on bunny ears on the helmet or the camouflage trousers and the faux Mohawk that should’ve stayed with the 90’s punk bands.

I’ve been on a clothing hiatus for a while, but back in 2009, I blogged at length about motorcycle fashions with… Limited Edition Clothing; Motorcycle Style; Dressed For Summer and the FXRG Jacket Road Test.  For all the hype fashion gets, it’s truly irrelevant and a way for the untalented to stand out.  Because if you’re talented, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?!

This week my friends over at Bennetts provided me an interesting visual graphic on the Evolution of Motorcycle Fashion & Clothing.  Check it out HERE and take a tour through motorcycle clothing history.  Who knows, it might even help you distinguish between clothing features that are pure fashion and those that have some genuine protective merit.

If however, you wake up in the morning with the desire to stick on a Mohawk or those bunny ears then it’s probably best that you hand over your motorcycle keys because you are about to make a motorcycle fashion faux pas.

Photo courtesy of www.bennetts.co.uk

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DK_27Maybe you gained a few pounds drinking beer and waiting to take the bike out of winters deep freeze. 

So what do you do when that $32 Harley-Davidson t-shirt doesn’t fit and it no longer provides that ‘dirt bag’ duds menacing look? 

You obtain your Innercity Raiders [I.C.R.] and Deth Killers fashion statement which is a cross of Outlaw Motorcycle Club and Sex Pistols attitude wrapped in imported fabric.

Back in 2002, designers Jenn Dixon and Greg Minnig brought their metal-inspired vision to fashion and specifically to the motorcycle club scene.  Where art imitates life… the brand name (“Raiders and Killers”) were imagined Brooklyn motorcycle gangs locked in never-ending war that played out on clothing.   

Deth_KillersThe press and celebrities ate up the fashion—including small-time guys like David Bowie, U2, Bon Jovi, Matt Daman and others who commissioned the duo to design everything from tour costumes to casual wear.  But like most big acts after making it big they split up and disappeared.

However, they recently have reconciled the irreconcilable and are back in business with a new series of t-shirts to tell another story.  One where the Deth Killers are waging faux war for what’s left of the city.  Only 2,000 of each shirt are being made, to be sold in special packages that include trading cards, bubble gum, a bandanna, and a poster.  T-shirt price?  $125, which nowadays means you’ll be cashless while strutting your stuff.  And in case you were wondering: They’re “made on earth, of imported fabric.”

Brings a whole new meaning to ‘cool enough to wear when off the bike.’  Oh yeah, this is breaking news on the stuff that matters!

Photo courtesy of DethKillers.com, Lucky Lawler and Elissa Wiehn.

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