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Dainese Custom Suit Experience

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — Dainese presents Custom Works, a service for fully-customized and made-to-measure Dainese motorcycle racing suits and jackets for race and street enthusiasts.

The multi-channel experience begins online with the new 3D Configurator and continues at the store where the personalized garment is delivered to the customer. Custom Works is an engaging process that combines the practicality of digital configuration with the craftsmanship of a unique, handmade product.

With Custom Works, Dainese offers all bikers the quality and know-how it has acquired with more than 45 years of experience in the production of personalized leather suits. For nearly half a century, Dainese has grown, collaborated and shared its goals with the greatest riders of all time, from Giacomo Agostini to Valentino Rossi. Over this same period, Dainese has always pushed the boundaries of innovation.

With Custom Works, anyone can have a tailor-made garment and create his or her own unique design, choosing from a vast array of leather colors and accessories, with the option of adding words and images.

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The new Custom Works is a fully updated multi-channel experience. Accessible via the Dainese website, the brand-new 3D configurator allows each motorcyclist to personalize his/her leather suit, jacket or pants in real time, with a simple, engaging and interactive digital experience. The customer can see a preview of the garment, change the colors of the various parts, select accessories (plates, sliders), and upload words and images that are immediately visible on the 3D garment.

Once the design is complete, the biker saves the model and books an appointment during which sizes are taken. The purchase is then completed at a Certified Custom Works Center - a network of stores authorized and certified by Dainese to offer the Custom Works service. 

The 25 anatomical measurements needed for the personalized garment are taken with the support of a specialized consultant. Special consideration is also given to the customer's specific needs and the expected use of the product. At the Store, customers can actually touch the technology, materials, finishes and accessories that give life to the most advanced Grand Prix leather suits and that are also used to create the customized garment. 

With Custom Works, every customer can wear an absolutely unique Dainese garment.

When I clicked on the configurator to see what options were available for women, I found two track suits: 

  1. Laguna Seca 4 $1299 - more aggressive race fit, more stretch panels and tighter overall
  2. Avro - $999, relaxed fit, not a full race cut

If I chose a custom design/color, it was an additional $629. After that, I could pick a custom shoulder slider which is available in fun colors ($47.95) or the flag of your choice for an additional $94.95. These are all costs in addition to the MSRP of $1299.

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Lastly, there's the additional cost for a fully custom size. Just an additional $795. Generally you'll spend anywhere from $1500-$2000 for a great custom suit anyhow. 

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Currently there aren't any separates option for women. But there aren't many for men either, just one jacket (Racing D1) and no pants. 

If you're interested in setting up an appointment, Click Here to visit the configurator and submit a request.  The closest location to Philadelphia is the Dainese New York store. 

Happy Track Day'ng! 

More Pinterest Boards: Plus Size, Racing Gear

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More boards and more pins are up at Pinterest.com/GearChic.

You don't have to be a member, the boards are available for anyone on the interwebs to see! I've got more boards by size / fit and updated boards with new gear including racing gear, plus size gear, long and lean gear and more.

Custom 1 and 2 Piece Gear / Suits

I've updated my directory with companies that offer a variety of custom motorcycle gear options. Everything from Kevlar pants to racing suits, to touring suits. Check it out! http://gearchic.com/geardirectory/1-and-2-piece-suits/

Moto Garage SALE in San Francisco!

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A few of my friends and I are getting together to sell a TON of stuff, including motorcycles! Click here for a full list of items and some photos.  I'm cleaning out my closet so I have gloves, helmets, pants, tankbags and lots more to sell. If you're looking for a good deal on used gear, now's the time!

Saturday January 4, 2014: 10am-5pm in San Francisco. Address and more details in link above.

 

Teiz 1-Piece Textile Suits for Women, 30% OFF

teiz 1 piece motorcycle textile suits womens ladies aerostitch I'm happy to share this special deal with my fellow women riders.

Since 2011, Teiz MS has offered this fully made to measure suit for women riders. Regularly priced at $899, I'm allowed to offer these suits on behalf of Teiz at 30% off retail.  

Teiz Revolution Suits

For a full description of features, click here.

The catch is that the offer only applies to the 2 suits hanging in my hallway above.  They're brand new, clean and ready to go. If I can find someone who fits these suits, I'll take pics so you can see the proportions / fits. Overall these suits have more of an American fit, but tailored for women.

I tried on the Plum suit, and it felt like someone who's a size 6-8 with curvy proportions would fit this suit really well. It was also a few inches too long for me, so I think if you're 5'5"-5'6", this would work.

Whereas the Yellow suit had much curvier proportions for someone also ~5'5"-5'6", I'd say a size 8-10, very generous in the hips/thighs. I'm in the process of getting the original measurements for the female customers these suits were originally designed for.

Here are the measurements for each suit:

The plum suit
Neck 13.5
Torso 23-24
Bust 39.5
Waist 30
Hips 41.5
Thighs 25
Knees 15.5
Calves 14.5
Should to shoulder 14
Sleeves 23
Wrist 6.25
Inseam 29
Armhole 16.5
Biceps 13
Knee to floor 15
The mango suit
Neck 14
Torso 28.5
Bust 37
Waist 30
Hips 42
Thighs 23.5
Knees 16
Calves 15
Should to shoulder 15.2
Sleeves 24
Wrist 6.5
Inseam 29
Armhole 17.5
Biceps 12
Knee to floor 18.1

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If you're in the SF Bay Area and want to try these on, drop me an email or comment on this post, and I'll contact you.

One Piece Textile Suit for Women

Do you know who makes the only fully custom one piece suit specially designed for women riders?

TeizMotosports.  www.teizms.com

You can buy other custom one piece textile suits, yes. But they aren't going to offer the kind of fit that many women need (hips, waist, thighs!).  Featuring great armor, front cargo pockets, waterproof zippers and more.  The price point is definitely high ($899), but certainly appropriately priced for a fully custom suit measured to your needs and fit for a woman, not a man.

Even the SAS-TEC Armor that they used are sized and shaped specifically for women. No detail has been spared!

I haven't had any personal experience with one, but I do know that every effort has been made to make this suit truly fit and work for us.

 

How are my leathers supposed to fit?

Front view of Dainese Cage jacket Another great reader question about leathers.

"Hey, Love your site, I'm new to bikes and it's helped me loads when picking the right gear! I just bought a set of leathers from ebay (risky for sizing but I have textiles in the same brand and they fit) the thing is the leather is really quite tight. I can get them on and zipped up but walking seems like an effort! Are they supposed to be so fitted? Or will they loosen off with use? Or should I have gone up a size?!" - Kristen

They should definitely fit very snug. If you're having trouble walking upright, that's probably the right fit :)

Ideally, your one piece suit is fitted and designed for riding position only. It assumes that you'll be spending most of the time on the bike. If you're riding a sportbike, then it definitely will be more comfortable on the bike than off.

You can tell if it's too tight if you can't inhale/exhale comfortably, or if there's pinching or pulling under the armpits and around the crook of your elbow and behind your knees.

A photo of you on your bike would help greatly, but it sounds like you've found the right fit if it's a brand new suit and hasn't been broken in yet.  If you're buying a set of used leathers that someone has definitely broken in, then in that case, I could see the suit not being the right size or fit.

Unfortunately, leathers are quite uncomfortable until they're fully broken in, but hopefully after you've spent some time making them feel like second skin, you'll love spending every minute in them.

Good Luck!