ScorpionExo Birmingham Jacket by Scorpion

Reader Contribution by Richard Backus
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Scorpion Birmingham

When it comes to classic riding attire, nothing says “old school” like a waxed cotton jacket. I’ve always wanted a waxed cotton jacket, precisely for its vintage looks, but I’ll have to admit a decided preference for leather jackets, and not just because I think leather looks right riding a vintage motorcycle. Much of that preference is down to leather’s time-tested reputation for providing superior abrasion resistance if you’re unlucky enough to make contact with the tarmac.

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