I'm not sure if I should be posting this in the New Riders section, but here we go...
I'm looking to get into riding later this summer. It depends on me earning more at work to support it, and getting my license etc, so the earliest I could be buying this stuff is mid July.
I'm planning on cheaping out on the bike (87 Ninja 600 has caught my eye) but getting a good, inexpensive set of gear. I kinda like having skin. I'm leaning towards textiles just because they look more comfortable, cooler, and less power-rangerish. I'd prefer gear that is actually wearable off the bike so I can ride to work and not have to carry extra clothes with me.
Sooo would you guys mind enlightening me on the virtues of textile vs leather? And recommend any inexpensive but still worth wearing brands? I saw some dude at a gas station wearing a textile jacket with metal triangles on it... I thought that looked pretty decent.
Thanks for the help!