Motorbikes were cool when you were young. Then at some point you discover they’re involved in a large percentage of road traffic accidents. And you imagine it’d be difficult to get to the disco with both legs in traction and your brain in a sling. So you forget about motorbikes and eventually buy a Prius. Then, many years later, Engineered Garments release a new ‘Moto’ trouser. And while you’re still terrified of ploughing into the back of a Megabus on the M6, you do start to wonder if a pair of cotton motorbike trousers might protect your shins from baby strollers in your local cafe?
Continuing yesterday’s statement trouser theme, again we’re in very-confident-man territory. The inhabitant of these trousers would doubtless field some considerable attention, perhaps not all of it positive. Some observers would simply question the multiple shades of blue on a single trouser. While the (mildly) more erudite might spotlight the inadequacy of summer weight cotton as insulation from a 60mph pile-up. Either way, unless your social circle is entirely comprised of menswear devotees, you should probably anticipate a little static.
Putting aside the rigidity of backbone one would need to pull off the bright blue ones, I’ve just noticed that on The Bureau they’re referred to as a “flying style pant“. So nothing to do with motorbikes then? A more diligent reporter would go back and amend all that earlier guff about highway collisions. Whatever… flying trousers or bike trousers, I still maintain they’d function pretty well to buy a latte in.