Draggin' Jeans Reader Feedback

Brent Plummer
by Brent Plummer
We all know we should wear full protective gear every time we ride --even the anti-helmet crowd won't argue this point.

How many of us push the envelope and go out in less-than-adequate protection?Seems like a lot to me: whilst pedaling in the other day, I stopped at a traffic light next to a guy on a 900cc Triumph who was shod in flip-flops (the cheaprubber kind from your local drugstore), shorts and a tank top. No gloves, but he did have a $500-dollar helmet on. Sitting in the left lane with hisleft blinker running the whole time unbeknownst to him, I thought "what anAnonymous Squid."

So, thanks to this one guy, every unregistered MO user hereat news.mo has to suffer the cruel indignity of beinglabeled an 'Anonymous Squid'. A sad situation that could'vebeen avoided if this guy had know about Fast Company's Draggin' Jeans and Shirt.

Are we being too harsh? Was this anonymous rider truly a squid, or was heexpressing some little-recognized freedom to be a squid whilst riding, andbe revered as a true libertarian?

While we may have found the stylistic cues from the Draggin' gear a bitlacking -- and it is a tad itchy when new -- we believe it is an excellentalternative for those that don't want to wear (at least) boots, leatherjacket and gloves every time they ride...

Get Motorcycle.com in your Inbox
Brent Plummer
Brent Plummer

More by Brent Plummer

Join the conversation