Burberry shows off its biker look.

September 22, 2010 — 0


Is this another case of bad cliche?

SPada captures the Zeitgeist

High Fashion brand Burberry is getting behind the ‘biker look’ with its new Autumn fashion range.

Is this another case of bad cliche’ and ill-judged stereotyping by a fashion brand or a case of biking becoming yet more mainstream, after all the more biking is talked about, the better say we Spada fellas!…

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SIGNS OF GETTING OLD #1: Dry fingers

September 20, 2010 — 0

Have you ever stood at the supermarket checkout and wondered why the elderly lick their fingers to open up plastic bags (they also do the same with newspapers and magazines)? Well that’s because their skin no longer retains the moisture and life needed to stick to the carrier bag and separate the plastic layers. I’m no dermatologist, but that’s my theory.

Fingers - Drained of moisture

I never used to have to lick my fingers in public to complete such menial tasks, but the other day, while shopping for some hot sausage rolls and a bottle of Irn bru, I simply couldn’t manage to open a carrier bag. I could feel the eyes of the shoppers in the ‘Basket Only’ queue burning into me as I fumbled for what seemed like an eternity with one of our great nation’s main causes of litter.

I knew that I could just quickly lick my fingers, simultaneously accepting the fact I’m now old, and get the bag open. But instead I rammed my purchases into an array of pockets and bundled the rest in my arms. Who says you can’t fight the effects of ageing!

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September 7, 2010 — 0


New textile items from British clothing firm used by Red Arrows

Red Arrows wearing Lunar jacket, Duo Tech trousers

Spada, the British designed motorcycle apparel brand, has released a new waterproof textile jacket and trousers for the Autumn season which will be thoroughly tested by the Red Arrows on an upcoming 1000 mile charity ride across the length of the UK.

With performance punching way above its price, the Lunar jacket is a 100% waterproof, all season jacket with CE armour fitted at the elbows and shoulder. Constructed with a polyester Kordura outer shell, the full-length jacket features a storm flap over the main zip and high and soft collar to help keep the elements out.

For when the weather hots up, the thermal lining can be removed and cool air passed through by opening four zipped vents on the front and with two rear exhaust vents of the jacket. The Spada Lunar jacket also features adjustment to create a ‘tailored’ fit and ensure maximum warmth by way of two Velcro straps on each arm and across the waist.

The Lunar jacket also features two large outer pockets and two internal ones and can be zipped securely to any Spada leather or textile trousers.

The Duo Tech trousers (£89.99) are 100% waterproof and breathable with the option of easily removing the quilted thermal lining.

Made from heavy duty Maxtex Nylon, the trouser boasts CE approved armour in the knees and a doubly layered seat for greater protection and wear resistance. Two outer zipped pockets are easily accessible and, using its long or short zips, the Duo Tech trousers can attach to a jacket easily for a more secure fit and prevent drafts.

Both the Lunar jacket and Duo Tech trousers are available in Blue or Red in sizes S-XXXL with the all Black option going up to size XXXXL.

On September 30, pilots from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, and four of the Fighter Pilots from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, will have just four days to cover the entire length of mainland UK as part of a money-raising scooter ride for charity.

All fourteen pilots will be dressed in Spada’s new black and red Lunar jacket and Duo Tech trousers along with the sports touring ST1 boots (£89.99) and popular Contrast gloves (£34.99).

Flight Lieutenant and Red 6, Mike Ling, commented on the Spada kit: “Riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats during autumn, we’ll inevitably come across adverse weather conditions. The pilots were looking to find riding kit that would not just protect us and be all-day comfortable, but also keep us warm and dry. The team has already spent a day in the Spada clothing riding in the rain and we’re already suitably impressed.”

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