How To Dress Sharp When A Motorcycle Is Your Primary Means Of Transportation – Motor Bike Style Tips

How To Dress Sharp When A Motorcycle Is Your Primary Means Of Transportation – Motor Bike Style Tips


How To Dress Sharp When A Motorcycle Is Your
Primary Means Of Transportation – Motor Bike Style Tips Hi. Iím Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style, and today Iím going to be talking about riding a motorcycle and dressing
sharp. Okay, if you havenít already, please subscribe to our Youtube channel by doing
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to provide more information on what Iím talking about. In addition, weíll also link you to
our free 47 page E-book on Menís style. Okay, this isnít going to really get into
motorcycle gear a whole lot and Iím not really aiming about how to look good on your motorcycle.
The question that came in is a gentleman, he rides his motorcycle all of the time and
for him, it was about ìHow can I look sharp when I get right off my bike?î Because he
rides it to and from work, itís his only means of transportation and heís not really
wanting to wear all of the gear. Heís been talking about that what kind of
clothing that look sharp can he wear and serve two purposes. And my quick answer to this
is you can have it both ways. I think itís a bad idea to try to wear anything but safety
gear when youíre riding a motorcycle and this comes from a motorcyclist years ago,
actually, Iíve had three motorcycles over the years. Iíve since donít really ride
anymore now that Iíve had kids but itís one of those thingsÖ they call them donor
cycles for a reason and this comes from a guy that loves motorcycles. But every year, I would, on average, put on
probably 40,000 miles, maybe 50,000 miles on my motorcycle. I did the four corners.
I donít know ifÖ and not just ñ I went from Noviskosha to Victoria down to Rosarita
and then over to Key West. I rode that thing. Iíve hit 48 states. Alaska and Hawaii are
on the list but I havenít made it yet so I have a little bit of experience riding motorcycles. In fact, when I got rid of my Triumph Sprint
ST, that thing had well over 100,000 miles on it. Great bike but one thing I learned
is that itís not just about you and being safe but eventually youíre going to hit something
whether itíd be oil, whether itíd be water, whether itíd be a crazy driver, someone is
going to knock you off that bike if you put on enough miles and you need to be dressed
in a way that is going to ñ and you donít know when this point is going to happen. And so, always be wearing your helmet and
thatís going to mess up your hair especially if you have a lot of hair. So really, youíre
going to right there, youíre going have to go to a bathroom and probably fix up your
hair. The other thing is you need to be wearing leathers or synthetic motorcycle gear thatís
padded and is going to prepare you for whenever you go sliding down that road at 20 miles/hour. So when it comes down to a lot of the stuff,
it also needs to fit you properly. You canít wear really loose gear. You need to wear gear
thatís close-fitting to your body and I think this is a plus because it allows you to keep
extra clothing at work. I know some of you guys donít have your own, perhaps, office.
You donít have your own closet. ìWhere am I going to store?î Well, talk with your manager
and find a place where you can store your clothing even if itís just a small trunk
or box where you keep your clothes nicely folded up that when you get there, you can
change into them and when youíre leaving, itís going to take an extra 5 ñ 10 minutes
and at the end of the day, I think itís well worth it. Another upside is that if you actually get
into this and you actually have the full gear. I find that nothing attracted women like me
dressed out in full leathers. Iíve got many good stories of random women giving me their
cards and phone numbers whenever I would ñ gosh, there was this time in Iowa. I was talking
with a buddy at a cafÈ, Tom Webster. He was a lawyer there and ñ but just some random
woman came up, gave me her number. Well, youíre not going to hear the rest of my story because
my wife maybe watching this but in any case guys, what Iím getting at is there isnít
a compromise here. Take care of yourself. Be smart on a motorcycle
and use it to your advantage. Get the full leather gear. Look great when youíre riding
that bike and look smart and be smart and when you get off that bike, have the time
and set yourself up for success so that you can change in to the appropriate gear. When
youíre carrying a helmet, youíre decked out in full leathers, people understand the
reason youíre doing it and you look a lot smarter than those guys that are wearing t-shirts,
jeans and no helmet because I can tell you, you have an accident at 5 miles/hour, it could
kill you and itís over really quick. This is coming from a guy Iíve gone down on my
bike probably five times, three of which, if I wouldnít have the gear, it would have
been a lot more serious of an injury. Okay, thatís how you look sharp on your motorcycle.
Take care; this has been Antonio Centeno with Real Men Real Style. Iíll see you in the
next video. Bye.

62 comments

  1. Ahh, I have been waiting for this video. Great advice. I hate seeing people wear t-shirts and shorts while riding a motorcycle!

  2. All The Gear, All The Time. Armor goes on over the dress shirt and trousers. Scarf over the shirt collar if it's likely to get dirty. M/C boots go on the feet, dress shoes go in the tailcase. Change shoes at work. Extra credit for humming the Mister Rogers Neighborhood theme while changing shoes.

    Big enough tailcase and you can even carry a neatly folded sport coat. Arrives uncrumpled.

    I ride 11 months out of the year, even in rain. This works for me.

  3. Looks like you completely missed Antonio's points about never being judgmental of someone and never bluntly correcting something you 'think' is a mistake when it may just be someone's preference to do something a certain way.
    So next time try opening your mouth less (or typing in this case) and try listening more.

  4. put in a dress shirt neatly folded into a meseger bag and nice dress trousers hair spray and loafers

  5. been thinking about this, actually. Gargarks is right, this vid kind of dodges the question. How about putting chaps over your suit pants, Leather jacket over your dress shirt, Biker boots on your feet, suit jacket, dress shoes, and tie in a duffel bag? Get to work, remove chaps, put on tie, switch from boots to shoes, change jackets, et voila! Leathers and boots in duffel bag, and up to the office. Not worried about the hair, though; genetics seems to be removing that problem;)

  6. When I saw the link to this I thought "this should be funny", but tbh, it's a really good video and Antonio hits the nail on the head. You can't dress like a catwalk model and be protected as well. You wanna look good on a bike – buy labeled bike gear that offers protection. Function and fashion in one. Your £200 Oliver Sweeney's might look good on the street but are gonna offer jack if you have an off. Try my £300 Sidi Vortice.

    40-50k miles average a year on a bike? Really? That's some mileage on two wheels.

    "Some random woman came up and game me her number…" really? Just for wearing bike gear? You are such a clunge magnet LOL

    Nice video Antonio – well worth watching

  7. Any thoughts on style when your primary is a bicycle? I'm not kidding. I walk or ride my bike all the time.

  8. Roll your clothes! If you must wear a suit you can get a Sky Roll at Mens Warehouse, it worked well keeping my suit nice on a trip to Jamaica.
    Otherwise I just roll my dress shirt up and put it in my backpack, and wear my usual riding jacket. I wear some Icon Overlord pants with armor in them over my khaki's/slacks. I leave a pair of dress shoes at my desk. 
    Then when I get in I head to the restroom and throw some styling cream in my hair and all is good. Leave your helmet visible at your desk and if your hairs messed up people know it's because you are awesome and your hair is the least your concerns 😉

    Dress for the slide, not the ride. 

  9. I ride to work 7-8 months out of the year, and at work I'm required to wear slacks and button down shirt (no tie). I also ride with full gear all the time. My solution is wearing overpants, keeping my nice shirts in some saddlebags, and keeping my dress shoes at work. It takes me only a few minutes to get out of my gear and into my work clothes. The best part of my day is taking my dress shirt off, getting back in my gear, and speeding home!

  10. Kevlar Jeans + Leather Jacket over your formal t-shirt, and carry in your bag your pants and your suit jacket. Then change your jacket and pants. Now if only manufacturers made reinforced kevlar pants for motorcyclists…

  11. i don't think that the guy asking though is very much concerned about safety overall though he mentioned it's his main transportation… i think he is more concerned of how to look dapper in a motorcycle though being in a formal wear…something coming out from a GQ magazine…. something like this… https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0132/0362/files/motorcycle.jpg?1118

  12. Do you know of professional looking motorcycles? Looking business-like. I have some ideas (the NC750X) but still… I don't know.

  13. Click seeing a guy in a tie and expected something stupid, was pleasently surprised by how rigth you were.

  14. Wrong! Motorcycle riding gear has come a long way from the greased up hoodlum look. The catch is that it's a bit expensive. That being said, check out REV'IT! motorcycle riding gear that offer both protection and fashionable men's wear. You're Welcome!

  15. 20+ falls and stalling alot from riding my YBR 125 never had training, learned so much from that bike of 4 years owning it, pride and joy, always used full textile gear and went through 4 helmets but never regret, I'm 24 now and I have a daelim 125 from show room condition amazing bikes, and I have a cbr 600, crf 250, yz450, mini 50cc quad and a gxsr, bikes do take learning but they are just hobbies and toys. Be carefull, ride safe, watch out for pull outers.

  16. Revit alpha rf chinos in black.
    Dress shirts are always cotton, never a material that will melt, under my riding jacket. Military style combat boots kept to a high polish, with a heel-toe shifter so they stay looking good.
    Balance of dress casual and safety while still looking good.

  17. The one question everyone avoids is what do you do with the riding gear once you get to work and change. Jacket, pants, boots & helmet take up lots of space.

  18. I tend to ride to often, I'll wear good looking riding jeans and riding hightop shoes that look nicer and then pack a nice button up/jacket in my back pack. When I'm not riding to work I've got better gear. But I feel it's a fair compromise giving me riding protection and the ability to still look pretty good in the office.

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