I'd like to hear your recommendations on leather pants that are both protective and stylish enough to go out with.
After 6 months of riding, I gathered that most of my riding happens at night and I often meander from one location to the next, often ending the evening at bars or clubs with friends. It's been getting cold (yes, even in SoCal) and jeans with knee pads on top aren't doing the trick anymore.
I'm not sure if such a product actually exists, but I'm looking for something that
1. will reasonably protect a rider down to about 40°F,
2. are form-fitting without being too bulky,
3. don't have large pucks, logos, or non-dark highlights, and
4. has zippered vents to adjust to varying temperatures.
I've been wearing stuff that looks more like cruiser gear so stuff that is too sporty won't work.
Yeah, I know, I'm probably sounding quite vain, but the guys all know the reactions we get when the ladies find out you're a biker.
A point I'm going for is to quietly say I ride without screaming it. I would most likely wear a button-up shirt (non-tucked) along with these pants and cruiser boots.
Thanks for all your advice.