Why MotorClothes® Is So Important to Harley-Davidson®
Harley-Davidson’s MotorClothes® are some of the best functional and fashionable clothing you can purchase. I remember when growing up thinking that this was another way for the Motor Company to make money on the name, but after working at Hot Metal Harley-Davidson® and wearing the clothing for over a decade, I’ve come to learn that it is more than just about a name or logo on a piece of clothing.
There is research and methodical testing that goes into each item in inventory. Whether its gloves, jackets, jeans, chaps, boots, or hats, they all have been tested and all have a purpose beyond fashion.
Here is a rule of thumb, you come first, and the Harley comes next. Most people think it’s the reverse, but when you think about it, what you wear is going to keep you safe over what you ride.
It Is Not Just About MotorClothes®
Comfort is a crucial element while shopping for these outfits. You don't have to lose the natural feeling of being you. That can distract your concentration behind the handlebar, and that is the last thing you want on the road.
Get yourself a flexible piece of leather or textile that will allow your movement to be swift and keeps your agility on point. You don’t want to feel trapped or smothered. You want to feel like the clothing is a part of you, not an extension of you.
Weather resistant MotorClothes® should top your list after considering the above. Check the linings; mostly they are removable on the jackets. The textiles linings will come in handy as we ride into cooler nights and even colder days in winter seasons.
I’m going to take this next paragraph from the Harley-Davidson Website: The Garage Collection is “Unrefined, no nonsense, down to earth. Our Garage Collection is stripped down and understated with rugged and raw edges. These leathers and casual clothes make no apologies. They just look good and feel good. And that’s all that matters.“
For me this is more of the fashion side of Harley-Davidson. Yes, there is still function, but if you are wanting to be “hip” and “trendy” this is the style and fit for you. I’m a bigger guy, so the fits aren’t good for the “dad bod.” (At least that’s how I see myself.) But for the guys that can pull off the slim look, you’ll have plenty of choices.
Ladies, the styles aren’t just for the guys. There are plenty of cuts to choose from here as well. From flannels, to throwback t-shirts, to worn-looking hoodies, I’m sure you’ll find something that fits your personality. This isn’t the traditional style Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® wear. I like it!
I’ve been noticing new arrivals coming into Hot Metal Harley-Davidson® called the “Moto Collection.” I did a couple videos and pictures for Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram and what I’ve found was that these are more of the fashion & function design combined together.
For example there is this really sweet jacket called the Temerity Slim-Fit leather jacket for both men and women. This is something that I may be able to pull off. It’s great for the summer riding because it has vents in the jacket to keep you cool. Likewise you can zipper up those vents for chilly nights and colder riding weather. Not only does it keep you looking good, the protection is there if you need it.
There are a lot of long-sleeved t-shirts that I like in this collection as well. Again, I prefer the long-sleeves because they can be pulled up during the day and then brought back down again for cooler evening riding. Plus I think they look good with cargo shorts. My wife doesn’t agree, but it is what it is. It works for me.
And that’s the beauty of the MotorClothes® collection. You wear what works for you, and nobody else. It’s like buying a bike. You buy the bike that fits you and your riding capabilities and needs. Same goes for the fashion and function of the gear provided by the motor company.
How We Have the Largest Inventory in the Pittsburgh Area
Our ears are always on the ground for our customers to gather the best and the newest arrivals from Harley-Davidson®. We are known for the best research-based collections that our customers really want and ask for. Corl, our MotorClothes® manager goes to shows several times a year to meet with the Motor Company and it’s vendors to make sure our product is fresh and up-to-date.
Having a variety in our store is key. The inventory will always surprise your visit by the ever availability. We do not let our turnover inconvenience your ability to shop. Availability of products is the gift we give all our customers.
Another exclusivity is the Personal Shopper. Wendy, one of our MotorClothes® consultants is available for private one-on-one VIP shopping experiences. She will assist you with suggestions, styles, sizes, help you while you are in one of our private fitting rooms all free of charge.
If we don’t have it, we can get it in just for you. Stop in to our store at 1122 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.