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Posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

Dave!According to my Buddhist studies, a primary concept in living a harmonious life is to do no harm. Since I am pretty sure that this includes not killing innocent animals, I am of mixed feelings when it comes to wearing leather. On one hand, it's kind of sad that an animal has to die in order for me to have a pair of boots and a jacket... on the other hand, leather offers amazing protection (which is a big deal if you ever take a spill on your motorcycle and have the pavement attempt to remove several layers of your skin).

Sadly, I rather favor my own skin over that of a cow, so I'm afraid the cow is out of luck. Of course, if the cow is already dead because meat-loving carnivores have eaten it... well, that's hardly my fault now is it?

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Dave...

Not only that, but wearing a leather jacket while riding a motorcycle also looks much cooler... even in a cartoon drawing.

Anyway, my mind made up, I decided to see if there is a custom leather shop in Seattle that might have jackets in tall sizes that would fit me better than the jackets bought off the rack. Thanks to the internet, you would think that finding a leather jacket shop in Seattle would be simple. You would be wrong. If you search for "Seattle Leather" in Google, you do end up with leather shops in the Seattle area... but they are not quite the leather garb I had in mind for riding my motorcycle...

Dave?

Scary. I'm not quite sure where to go from here.


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Comments

  1. Jenny says:

    You should leave that last look to Trent Reznor… As for your jacket, if it makes you feel any better my husband and kids had the cow for dinner, so in the end everything is getting used. Just do not let anyone at PETA find out.

    Just curious, how tall are you?

  2. Dave2 says:

    Uhhhh… yeah… though I doubt even Reznor could pull off some of the horrors I stumbled across! I’m 6′-2″ tall… I know that is not really excessive, but I hate having my sleeves not reach to the end of my arms, so I always buy tall sizes. For a motorcycle jacket where you’ll be reaching out the entire time, I’d think it would be even more important to have the proper sleeve length.

  3. Jenny says:

    It is funny, I did not imagine you being tall for some reason?!? And 6’2 is pretty tall, especially when next to a 5’ft person as myself.

  4. Paul says:

    I’ve got a BMW K75, and I wear a Cordura jacket that’s served me well. Check this link for all sorts of info on non-leather motorcycle gear.

    http://www.waterjets.org/vegan_motorcyclist.html

  5. Dave2 says:

    Next time I’m in the city, I’ll have to take a look at Cordura options… I just wonder if it can provide the same protection as leather does. I kind of like the look of the Marsee stuff from the link.

  6. Classified Info says:

    Kinky. I wonder…
    What did the people say when you entered the store, and fled soon after?

  7. shahil says:

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