Roland Sands Design | RSD Apparel Spring 2016 Collection

Adam Waheed | February 22, 2016

Some riders don’t necessarily want to look like riders. That’s what the crew at RSD thinks as they expand their product offerings from one-off bike builds, and Harley-Davidson parts, to motorcycling apparel that looks as appealing away from the bike as it functions during rides. Check out a few of Roland Sands Designs newest digs from its spring motorcycle riding collection.

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The Edwards jacket ($600): Available in two colors, this waxed cotton coat is fully waterproof and includes a removable quilted thermal vest. It offers a classic and more baggy fit than trendy slim-fit jackets. It also has a variety of pockets and can accommodate optional shoulder, elbow and back hard impact protection.

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Sometimes simple is better. Case in point: the Evel Knievel-inspired Peristyle glove ($75). Devoid of armor this basic leather glove is reinforced with extra cowhide in key areas, including the palm and knuckles.

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Roland Sands and company didn’t forget about the ladies. Check out the Oxford ($500) and Jett ($400) jackets. The Oxford (left) offers a longer, British-inspired cut with a heavy duty all-leather construction. The Jett (right) coat is for warmer weather with its waxed cotton exterior. It has a fitted hour-glass cut that complements a womans shape.

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The Mojave Boot ($300), is your general purpose, do-it-all footwear that you can wear in the shop, or on the road. A shank-equipped and oil-resistant sole is mated to a full-leather upper upper with reinforced toe box and heel protection. It also has 3M reflective material so you’re more visible during night rides. Pictured above is the whiskey colorway.

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Riders searching for fashionable hand protection will love the Dezel ($90) short-cuff glove. Accordion-style leather atop gives a unique look and snug fit. There’s also extra leather in impact areas on the palm. Perforation throughout helps keep hands cool in warm weather.

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The Houston ($650) coat is the most versatile jacket in the RSD line-up. Fabricated from water resistant British Millerain waxed cotton the Houston has a longer three-quarter cut and relaxed fit. A removable thermal vest and fixed neoprene cuff help take the chill out of early morning rides.

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No skinny jeans here. The button-fly Dalton ($240) jean has a baggier fit through the thighs and a over the boot straight leg bottom. Woven from a blend of cotton and Kevlar (70/30), with triple stitching on the inseam and back rise, the single color pant is available in waist sizes 28-38.

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The quintessential rider’s accessory: the all-leather Colt ($380) vest. Loaded with pockets, the Colt has a regular fit with a soft satin liner. Accordion-style stretch side panels allow a bit of wiggle room, or to accommodate a flannel or thicker undershirt. The back is devoid of seams and embroidery ready.

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Women get another lady-specific leather riding jacket in the Quinn ($550). Similarly to the Jett jacket, it features a slender cut, with a tapered waist, and extended bell-shaped back drop. Quilted leather accents on the shoulders, elbows, and around the waist give it a vintage, fashion-oriented look. Perforation inside the arms and a lighter cowhide construction mean it can be worn in summer, too.

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Accessorize. From back, elbow, and shoulder protection, to leather wallets, belts, T-shirts and hats, RSD has something for anyone’s taste.

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Adam Waheed

Road Test Editor | Articles | Adam's insatiable thirst for life is only surpassed by his monthly fuel bill. Whether rocketing on land, flying through the air, or jumping the seas, our Road Test Editor does it all and has the scars to prove it.

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