BSMC Gear Guide #56
By Gareth Roberts - 04 May 15
Giles Padmore and Haraki-san started working together in 2005. This close partnership and firm friendship was forged out of a desire to take a heavyweight Japanese clothing brand aimed initially at the Japanese motorcycling community, to new international customers.
"Iron Heart garments are in the main made from heavyweight fabrics, designed to be durable, and to some extent protective for motor bikers."
Their garments are made in limited runs, using the finest fabrics available, and are ethically produced. You pay a premium for their stuff, but you get uncompromised quality that won't let you down.http://www.ironheart.co.uk/cutnsewn/ihtb-01.html
NORTON X CLARKE BRASS BIKER BOOT
The launch of the recent Norton Domiracer has without doubt put Norton back on the map as a credible and viable niche British motorcycle manufacturer that can compete with the multi-national corporations. It's a stunning machine that performs every bit as well as it looks. Stuart Garner, owner of Norton claims:"My ambition with Norton was always to bring this historic and respected British brand back into production. Now it’s about building on that and re-establishing the brand globally. Our bikes are all built by hand in our factory here in Donington, the home of British motorsport, which makes each bike unique." http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/26103101 http://shop.mondaymoco.com/collections/accessories/products/wallet-in-whiskey
The Marine Cotton Jumper is a cable knit shawl collar in the same gauge and fit as the Convoy roll neck. An identical knit as it's 100% wool winter cousin, but woven from 100% cotton, which makes it ideal for the warmer months. It's available in blue or off white.
It can be worn under the leather or wax jacket when riding, and then easy taken off and stashed in the warm midday sun, and slipping on again as the evening temperature falls. It's is also a useful alternative for those of who may be sensitive to the wool.
As an avid vintage collector, Neil Star started out by sourcing and selling original Submariner sweaters issued by the Royal Navy in WW1 and WW2 to North Atlantic convoys to keep out the bitter chill. They became harder to find so he decided to re-make these sweaters to the exact specification of the original design under the name of North Sea Clothing.
His products are uncompromising in quality. These jumpers are designed to be worn well and without ceremony, and just get better the more they're worn.http://www.northseaclothing.bigcartel.com/products