Vogue declares motorcycle-inspired fashion a new trend

No, we don’t think your sand-coloured textile suit is suddenly going to come into style.

There is no doubt that motorcycling has been on a bit of an upturn of late. Interest in biking and motorcycles in general hasn’t felt this great for decades and whilst the jury is still out as to whether this is down to the influence of the new wave custom scene and Beckham documentaries or the onboard video’d escapades of the extreme athletes and groups like Nitro Circus is impossible to tell.

GucciGhost painted leather jacket with appliqué, £ 4,070

GucciGhost painted leather jacket with appliqué, £ 4,070


But what is true to say is that it might – just might – be seen as cool to ride a motorcycle once more. We’ve not really seen this kind of interest since the days of Brando, McQueen or The Fonz.

The world of high fashion isn’t really somewhere that you’d expect to see much by way of motorcycling influence, but it would appear that things are starting to change. Just as we’re becoming used to seeing alternative fabrics and greater tailoring making their way to our riding gear, the fashion industry is beginning to take notice of this burgeoning biking influence onto the wider culture.

Vetements, Spring 2017 ready to wear

Vetements, Spring 2017 ready to wear

Vogue have a fascinating rundown (yes, I mean that genuinely) as to the origins of this new biking-inspired aesthetic, which is worth a longer look in order to click through all of the photos , but they say that we should expect to see more and more racer-inspired jackets to hit the high streets throughout 2017 and even motocross derived tops and jersey’s  – with their loud, bright and often garish colourways, during the brighter months of the year.

Even music videos are getting in on the act and using the loud and lairy 1990s as inspiration.

No, your old Oxford textile jeans will never be cool. But with companies like Rev’it, Knox and Icon blurring the lines between safety and fashion, the possibilities of you arriving somewhere after a ride and still looking cool off from your bike as well as on it are becoming even greater.

Source: Vogue



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    David Reynolds

    October 20, 2016 at 08:50

    @REVIT @knoxarmour Really?

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    October 20, 2016 at 08:51

    @REVIT @knoxarmour oh I hope not.!!!!

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    October 20, 2016 at 09:02

    @REVIT @knoxarmour Rod Jane & Freddy springs to mind !

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    Greg Edwards

    October 20, 2016 at 09:06

    @REVIT @knoxarmour Not sure about the colours, but as they say everything comes around. Seems I will be back in style again.

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    October 20, 2016 at 09:23

    @REVIT @knoxarmour
    The answer is no.

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    GS-911wifi BMW Tool

    October 20, 2016 at 09:24

    @REVIT @knoxarmour I don’t even have a facial expression for this. What lies between mocking and disappointed?

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    Ross Thomson

    October 20, 2016 at 10:04

    @REVIT @knoxarmour I think that might be @CameronDonald86

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    October 20, 2016 at 11:28

    @smith_hannah19 @REVIT @knoxarmour Take this guy as ur model Vogue.his fees mite b a bit xpensive..…

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    Chris Chickering

    October 20, 2016 at 13:41

    @REVIT @knoxarmour That is just really an unfortunate outfit.

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    October 20, 2016 at 15:24

    @REVIT @knoxarmour well it’s certainly hi-viz…

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    November 3, 2016 at 06:00

    @REVIT @knoxarmour That’s the same expression I’d have on my face if I had to wear that.

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    November 3, 2016 at 06:53

    @REVIT @knoxarmour Kawasaki racing green…

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    November 3, 2016 at 07:22

    @REVIT @knoxarmour A bit gayish

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    Phil B

    November 3, 2016 at 07:56

    @REVIT @knoxarmour wtf He looks as happy to be wearing it as I do to have it linked to motorcycling!

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    November 3, 2016 at 08:29

    @REVIT @knoxarmour lol I would have the same expression on my face if I had to wear that sort of colour on the bike

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    Andy Freeman

    November 3, 2016 at 09:34

    @TooTallTel @REVIT @knoxarmour And from the winter collection.

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    Flatland Scout

    November 3, 2016 at 09:41

    @REVIT @knoxarmour hmmm

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    November 3, 2016 at 10:35

    @REVIT @knoxarmour & here is the bike he’s going to ride !!

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    Stumpy Leech

    November 4, 2016 at 20:22

    @REVIT @knoxarmour You’ll see some spunkflump, wearing this clobber, on a £20k cafe racer going down Sloane St next year.

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