Archive for January 11th, 2012

January 11, 2012

To Wax Lyrical

De rigueur of the Triumph rider in the past; when roads were quiet lanes and the speed limit was a little over 42 mph, the jacket of choice for a Brit Iron moto was a heavy cotton waxed jacket such as the Barbour. A cloth cap and goggles usually finished the look.

… roll-on the sixties and a certain International Six Days Trial. Our Man McQueen and the rest of the US team doffed a Barbour to compete in the rain and mud of on and off road motorcycling competition. Belstaff make a modern version of it too, as well as a contemporary wax jacket by Aerostich, the Falstaff.  That Thunderbird 6T looks pretty spiffy too!