Tobacco Jeans, Saint riding jeans, Resurgence ......'normal' looking jeans are out there, just expect to pay a pretty penny for them. As far as mainstream brands, Dainese seems to make the most european fit type of jeans, in my experience.Was looking around in-store at the "jeans" for riding. They seem to lean towards the baggy fit. Couldn't find a company that makes them with a straight leg fit. Anyone has experience sourcing this? Thanks.
ICON makes quality stuff generally speaking, but i'd be hesitant with these pants. according to the description, they have no abrasion reinforcement anywhere but in the knees.....so don't slide on your ass or hip in a crash.
Dyneema seems to be the hot new material in that regard, even better, and certainly more breathable, than kevlar supposedly. Only brand i'm aware of that has that is the Saint jeans, but its pretty new in moto gear as a material.I'm actually more concerned about abrasion than armor in this case. Thanks for the suggestions.
Hood jeans from the UK fit exactly like Levis 501s, and if you get them with the D30 hip and knee armour, they are probably one of the more protective riding jeans out there. Expensive, but you can find them new on Ebay not infrequently as well.
Would also double down on the suggestion above about Resurgence jeans -- they're Canadian as well, so that's a plus.