Per­fect if you’re oddly bendy’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - MCN Garage -

Hide­out cus­tom two-piece leathers £1200 ap­prox Tester Ru­pert Paul Time tested Five months/6000 miles

What’s good? I have al­ways had trou­ble get­ting off-the-peg trousers to fit be­cause, ap­par­ently, I have long thigh bones. On the other hand, madeto-mea­sure trousers are usu­ally less flex­i­ble than off-the-peg, and I like to move a lot when rid­ing. Even­tu­ally I got so fed up I went to Hide­out in Es­sex and spent £1200 of my own money on a new suit. It’s a great place. I made sure Kate Jen­nings (for it is she you will speak to) un­der­stood that I was un­usu­ally bendy, and ex­tremely fed up with ill-fit­ting leathers. She lis­tened care­fully, and made time to dis­cuss style, rid­ing po­si­tion, and any em­bel­lish­ment (ha! I went for grey thread). I went back once for a half-way fit­ting, then two weeks later to pick it up. The crash pro­tec­tion is ob­vi­ously ex­cel­lent, and the trousers do ev­ery­thing I wanted. I also re­ally like sup­port­ing a UK busi­ness.

What’s not? Af­ter 2000 miles I de­cided the jacket was too snug round the shoul­ders. “No prob­lem,” said Kate. “Come in and we’ll sort you out.” I’ll be there in a cou­ple of weeks.

Con­tact www.hide­out-leather.co.uk

Cuffs One of the nicest bits – snug, smooth and easy for gloves to go over Flex­i­bil­ity Dif­fi­cult to achieve on a hand­made suit built for crash re­sis­tance, but Hide­out man­age it IF YOU LIKE THIS Held Spire £549.99 ‘It’s made from qual­ity leather, has a snug fit and the jacket is long enough (just) to wear sep­a­rately. The zip that con­nects jack­ets to trousers is chunky.’ MCN | June 15, 2016 www.held-uk.co.uk Pock­ets You can have what­ever you like. This suit has four, all easy to reach

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