Much more than a fashion, Vintage became timeless, and it is even more true when it comes to leather motorcycle jacket. This year, the Dutch manufacturer Difi offers its catalog jackets Chicago and Chica, two motorcycle jackets that smell Old School, one for men and one for woman.
Personally I am more fan of this kind of motorcycle leather jacket, both simple and classic, hesitating between the Hipster fashion and hardcore biker leather.These two models have a very close aesthetic, but a cut specific man for Chicago, and woman for the Chica. The leather used breathes quality and robustness, while the dark brown hue decorates this deliberately retro look that is timeless.
For features, the Chicago model is distinguished by its Viscotec Prosafe protections at the elbows and shoulders. It is of very good quality meets the requirements of EN 1621-1 visco-elastic protections. The back when it’s an anti-shock foam that you can easily replace it with approved protection.
Thus, we regret a little that the Chica for the Lady model is equipped of protections foam at the elbows, shoulders and back. This certainly explains his lighter fare, but also a willingness of the manufacturer to offer a jacket men’s motorcycle and trend you can wear easily once off the bike, without looking like a biker in armor. Fortunately, it is quite possible to replace all these protections by standard and approved models for a few euros more, the price of coverage being very reasonable… especially since if you ask nicely, you can maybe make you a small gesture of goodwill 🙂 Finally it is can be no more hurt to have choice based on your usage.
To conclude, here are two very successful retro motorcycle leather jackets of high quality and which display a very good build quality. If you are tired of the usual brands you meet everywhere, Difi is a great alternative, very little known in France, but known in countries such as the Germany, and which has a more 40 years of expertise.