1. Are these gloves legal to wear when riding around town, or are they in a 'grey area' as far as the letter-of-the-law is concerned?
2. Has anyone ever been questioned by the police for wearing them -- say, during a license check, etc. If so, what was the outcome: warning? confiscation? all-around confusion?
Common sense suggests that they'd be legal, since they're genuine safety gear sold at reputable stores. On the other hand... they do look pretty fierce (specially the Icon Ti-Max gloves). I don't think it's too far-fetched to have a new police officer mistake them for brass knuckles, or something along those lines...
Any thoughts / personal experiences?