It’s rare to find good looking protective clothing, and even rarer to find bike wear for women that’s protective AND fashionable. It’s almost non existent.
This is where Ugly Bros have pulled off a coup with the Twiggy jean. Made from 12oz stretch denim with elastic shirring knee and lower waist back panels, they come with removable Powertector knee and hip protectors. They are fastened with a tough YKK zipper in a skinny true to size fit. They come in black and an indigo fade.
Tested by friend of The Bike Shed, Sabrina Nova, she enthused “The wash on the blue Twiggy’s is beautiful. They have a comfortable high waist, have a good degree of stretch that allow me to move around the bike. The armour is instantly removable and the jeans look great with and without it.” Living and riding in Florida, where you can literally roast yourself riding in leathers, these serve Sabrina as a practical and reasonably well ventilated alternative to hide, whether cruising on her Harley or tearing it up on her wicked CB cafe racer. Here in the UK these are suitable a spring/summer wear.
Born almost a decade ago, Ugly Bros came to life from a desire to fuse protective motorcycle gear with high-style fashion garments. “Anyone who rides a motorcycle will know wearing your moto gear all day is impractical.”
Vince, the founder of Ugly Bros, has developed a range that takes a very different approach to bike wear.
“We felt it was time for a new range of garments. Designed to satisfy the needs of both Riders and ‘Biker Style’ fashionistas, equally protective, as they were fashionable, that looked as great in the office or around town, as they did on the bike.”
The result is high-style fashion fused with function and safety technology, and in Twiggy a great looking jean than women can feel confident in both on and off the bike.
Images courtesy of J Gavin Jordan, and a big thanks to Sabrina.