I’ve been meaning to write a review of the Levis Commuter Trucker Jacket since June when I first received it, but up until September I wasn’t really using it. As you know I have all kinds of ridiculous insecurities about wearing casual bike clothing, as I’ve often mentioned, and right away Joshy started in on me. I did however bring it on our annual Vilas Co. trip, as I was very excited to now own the proper garment for getting shit bombed around a campfire and sleeping in the dirt. Past that though, didn’t really touch it all Summer. It was hot, and you know, I felt corny.
Come Fall though, ol’ Souphorse the jean jacket fairy came to town for the local launch of the line, sprinkled his magic here and there and suddenly we were the fucking Jets. Denim Demons everywhere. A Legion of Goons.
The best thing I can say about this jacket is that every time I put it on I get the notion that I wouldn’t mind a frenzy, a scramble, a tussle. 10 foot tall and badd as the day is long. The shoulders are cut perfectly for riding with extra long sleeves, and the pockets are super usable, especially the side ones.
everyone should own a jean jacket
material is thin, jacket is really more of a shell
josh might make fun of you
not as metal as a regular jean jacket
I’m way into it, and can’t wait to wear holes in the elbows, never wash it, and live my Outsiders fantasies.
P.S. want to start a gang with me called the Legion of Goons?
I just posted this bike up on the AC Blog, but had to post it here as well, because it’s just so damn good.
Kim’s a Bike Jerks and AC customer out of Finland, and this build represents the other side of the coin in terms of what you can do with a fixed freestyle bike.
These things make rad all arounders and are great for off road use.
I’m pressed getting out last week’s orders before I have to leave for California on Thursday, and my camera went down again. (for the third time) So please pardon the lack of posts the past few days.
I’ll be back on it tomorrow.
In the meantime, last week I bought my first piece of real adult furniture.Hopefully it will become both a nice stand for my turntable, as well as quality record storage. This is the first non Ikea, piece of furniture I’ve spent much coin on, and I’m pretty stoked about the concept.
While I was in LA this past Spring, Kyle told me “the only things I really spend money on are bikes, clothes, and furniture.” While I’m not super hipped on the spending a bunch of loot on clothes (as a concept, it doesn’t jive with my Dickies sensibilities, but I’m beginning to come around), it made me wonder why I surround myself with disposable crap that I don’t love.
A nice piece of furniture will last forever if you take care of it right.
Shot at Velocross.
Before this photo, I didn’t realize I had holes in my jersey. Got to get that fixed.