Together, Teutul, of Discovery Channel’s hit reality series American Chopper, and the denim designers at Diamond Gusset crafted the Defender V2 Motorcycle Jean, which features a newly designed larger gusset with unique shape for added comfort, making it the most comfortable riding pant for bikers. Made of premium 100 percent cotton ring spun denim, the pants are tinted with a wash that stays darker longer. A triple needle back yoke enhances durability, ankle buttons stop wind flap and angled, reinforced pockets keep phones, wallets, etc., secure. The Defender V2 is also one of the only motorcycle jeans on the market today with DuPontTM Woven Kevlar® aramid fibers in the knee, hip and seat areas for extra protection that’s also cut resistant. Woven Kevlar allows the garment to be lighter, cooler and much more comfortable than commonly used knitted Kevlar.
“We’re a made-in-the USA brand and riding motorcycles has long been a part of American culture,” said David Hall, president and co-founder of Diamond Gusset. “So it was a very natural extension to team up with Paul and the folks at OC Choppers to create the ultimate riding jean. Our 27 years of denim expertise coupled with Paul’s extensive experience working on and riding motorcycles has led us to create a truly standout jean that provides the style, comfort and utility that bikers look for.”
“The first time I tried a pair of Diamond Gusset jeans was just last year when I was given a pair at the Great American Motorcycle Show in Atlanta, Georgia,” said Orange County Choppers Paul Teutul, Sr. “I tried them on and basically threw all my other jeans out, and now I only wear Diamond Gussets. It’s been a real pleasure collaborating with Diamond Gusset and I’m proud to put my name on this American made product.”
In addition to the Defender V2, Diamond Gusset is also releasing the OCC Roadster Jean, a more casual, off-duty look for motorcycle riders who still want to look the part evenwhen they’re not on the road. With a modern slim-fit, bootleg silhouette, the Roadster features just a hint of stretch along with Diamond Gusset’s trademark gusset sewn in. Dyed to a medium-dark stone wash and finished with a potassium spray on the front and rear, the Roadster jean offers that worn-in rider look.
The Defender V2 and the OCC Roadster styles are now available for purchase at americangusset.com. Starting in September, both styles will also be available at the official Orange County Choppers showroom and retail store in Newburgh, NY as well as at orangecountychoppers.com. The Defender V2 retails at $165, and the OCC Roadster retails at $89.50.
About Diamond Gusset Jean Co.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Bon Aqua, Tenn., Diamond Gusset Jeans is an entirely new jean concept that incorporates a gusset in the stride for durability and enhanced comfort. All Diamond Gusset products are made from American cotton, zippers, thread, pocketing, rivets, buttons, and patches. The company has been declining offers to move off-shore for years and is proud to keep the art of jean making alive in America. For more information, visit www.gussetclothing.com.
About Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a world famous custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Newburgh, NY that was founded in 1999 by Paul Teutul, Sr. The company has been featured on American Chopper a reality TV show that debuted in September 2002 on the Discovery Channel which has contributed to the company’s quick rise to fame. In 2007 Discovery Channel’s sister channel (TLC) picked up the series in the United States and Canada. OCC bikes are customized and built around a theme or, increasingly, for specific corporate or celebrity customers.
Paul Sr. has appeared in numerous TV shows including the Celebrity Apprentice, movies, and has contributed his time and money to various charities.
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