Leather jackets, whether you like motorcycling or not, will never go out of style. There’s just something about the super sleek, slick aesthetic of a beautifully crafted leather jacket that oozes style and sophistication. In the world of motorcycling, leather jackets are commonplace and their style varies enormously. Almost every gear maker has at least one leather jacket in their arsenal, with most catering to the retro/classic crowd.
French gear maker Segura, for its part, has launched a new leather jacket called Funky Speed. On the outside, this jacket looks like a clean, understated piece of fashion that thoroughly accentuates the retro, cafe-racer lifestyle. Inside, however, it lets its true colors shine through a bit more. The inner lining of the jacket features an artistic Glory of Speed design, something that won’t show when the jacket is worn. In many ways, the Funky Speed Jacket is representative of today’s culture, where many of us are driven to hide our true colors behind a more socially accepted facade.
Woah, before we jump ahead and turn this story into a sociological discussion, let’s talk more about the jacket. Segura has given the Funky Speed some not-at-all-funky protection features. To begin with, we see that the jacket is AAA certified thanks also to the Omega protections on the shoulders and elbows. The jacket itself is made from plush yet durable buffalo leather, and a removable thermal liner is thrown in the pack for days when temperatures drop. A neoprene comfort collar also keeps the jacket nice and snug around your neck, preventing chafing discomfort, especially at higher speeds.
When it comes to amenities, the Funky Speed Jacket comes with plenty of pockets to store your valuables. It features a fitted cut and padded shoulders that give the wearer a rather flattering physique. It is only sold in one color – black with white stripes, and is available for 449.99 Euros, which is the equivalent of around $486 USD. In the meantime, a women’s version is also available, with the same style and protection features, for 439.99 euros, or the sum of $475 USD. Prices may vary depending on where in the world you are shipping.