This Small Motorcycle Jacket Company Is Busting Into The Automotive Space
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Pagnol is a relatively young brand, but one that’s wasted no time in making a name for itself as a leader in motorcycle gear that blends classic styling into modern clothing design. Having already created a look that works on and off the bike—because neon-striped riding leathers stand out a little too much in the line for lunch—the next challenge was to connect the gap between 2- and 4-wheeled fashion.
Their newest creation, the Pagnol M1A jacket, takes on this task by offering the flex and comfort of a riding jacket without the unnecessary features geared toward actually being on a motorcycle. The look is still there, the feel is preserved, but everything that isn’t conducive to the driving experience has been stripped away or modified.
The basis of the idea was to take a classic moto jacket and tweak it for a car cabin: mesh-lined sleeves, extra accordions on the back and elbows, more stretch under the arms for reaching to shift gears, things in this vein. It’s livable. You don’t have to contort into it and taking it off after a long drive won’t leave you in the shape of a “C.” It’s still made of cowhide for the classic tough feel and look, but is constructed with thinner aniline leather for more comfort and less heat buildup.