Roland Sands Design | RSD Apparel Spring 2016 Collection

MotorcycleUSA Staff | February 22, 2016

Some riders don’t necessarily want to look like riders. That’s what the crew at RSD thinks as they expand their product offerings from one-off bike builds, and Harley-Davidson parts, to motorcycling apparel that looks as appealing away from the bike as it functions during rides. Check out a few of newest digs from its spring motorcycle riding collection.

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The Edwards jacket ($600): Available in two colors, this waxed cotton coat is fully waterproof and includes a removable quilted thermal vest. It offers a classic and more baggy fit than trendy slim-fit jackets. It also has a variety of pockets and can accommodate optional shoulder, elbow and back hard impact protection.

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Sometimes simple is better. Case in point: the Evel Knievel-inspired Peristyle glove ($75). Devoid of armor this basic leather glove is reinforced with extra cowhide in key areas, including the palm and knuckles.

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Roland Sands and company didn’t forget about the ladies. Check out the Oxford ($500) and Jett ($400) jackets. The Oxford (left) offers a longer, British-inspired cut with a heavy duty all-leather construction. The Jett (right) coat is for warmer weather with its waxed cotton exterior. It has a fitted hour-glass cut that complements a womans shape.

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The Mojave Boot ($300), is your general purpose, do-it-all footwear that you can wear in the shop, or on the road. A shank-equipped and oil-resistant sole is mated to a full-leather upper upper with reinforced toe box and heel protection. It also has 3M reflective material so you’re more visible during night rides. Pictured above is the whiskey colorway.

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Riders searching for fashionable hand protection will love the Dezel ($90) short-cuff glove. Accordion-style leather atop gives a unique look and snug fit. There’s also extra leather in impact areas on the palm. Perforation throughout helps keep hands cool in warm weather.

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The Houston ($650) coat is the most versatile jacket in the RSD line-up. Fabricated from water resistant British Millerain waxed cotton the Houston has a longer three-quarter cut and relaxed fit. A removable thermal vest and fixed neoprene cuff help take the chill out of early morning rides.

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No skinny jeans here. The button-fly Dalton ($240) jean has a baggier fit through the thighs and a over the boot straight leg bottom. Woven from a blend of cotton and Kevlar (70/30), with triple stitching on the inseam and back rise, the single color pant is available in waist sizes 28-38.

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The quintessential rider’s accessory: the all-leather Colt ($380) vest. Loaded with pockets, the Colt has a regular fit with a soft satin liner. Accordion-style stretch side panels allow a bit of wiggle room, or to accommodate a flannel or thicker undershirt. The back is devoid of seams and embroidery ready.

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Women get another lady-specific leather riding jacket in the Quinn ($550). Similarly to the Jett jacket, it features a slender cut, with a tapered waist, and extended bell-shaped back drop. Quilted leather accents on the shoulders, elbows, and around the waist give it a vintage, fashion-oriented look. Perforation inside the arms and a lighter cowhide construction mean it can be worn in summer, too.

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Accessorize. From back, elbow, and shoulder protection, to leather wallets, belts, T-shirts and hats, RSD has something for anyone’s taste.

MotorcycleUSA Staff