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November 26, 2013 1 min read

The following is an excerpt from the GQ Blog, this was a comment posted by "MillionaireCafeLA".  This post reminds me much about what makes up products I build here at Anvil and the reasons behind them; function & fashion.  Those are 2 incredibly important terms I think about when I'm designing a new product or even just building one for the 1,000th time:  function & fashion.  Look good, feel good, be good. 

"Motorcycle styling is timeless, its not a trend.  Its trendy for some people, but denim, leather, boots, and a classic tee always looks great, especially worn, vintage authentic pieces."

Its masculine in its core creation, any guy can sport the look and look great.  While the Academic look, the deck look, the dapper, the varsity look come and go in cycles, the "Riders" look is always a winner and it keeps it simple.  Whether your a rider or not, the look is worn by men across the world for function and fashion.  And to touch up on one very critical part of this history, Brando and others who popularized the moto-look followed the authentic auto & biker culture that is California.  Vets as far back as WW1 and WW2 took to california biker clubs because they were outcast and quite frankly many felt accepted and free to be.

Biker style started literally on the west coast, as did the Car culture among other lifestyles.  

Glad rider style is back on the lead and guys are turning in their flood pants and penny loafers for the classics which exude cool, classic, timeless, and masculine."

Read More http://www.gq.com/style/fashion/201311/the-evolution-of-motorcycle-style#ixzz2loEod8rW