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Iron Man 2 Replica Leathers Leave Me Amused And Repulsed At The Same Time

Posted in Bizarre, General, Motorcycle, Pop Culture, Safety by Kurt Ernst | July 15th, 2010 | 5 Responses |

Photo: Universal Designs

I’ll come clean: I’m a huge fan of the Iron Man movies, since they’re good, clean, escapist fun. You know who the (suitably ugly) bad guys are, and Pepper Potts is easy enough on the eyes. Robert Downey, Jr. is hilarious as Elon Musk Tony Starke, and there’s enough explosions and special effects to keep my alligator hind brain amused. Still, you have to draw the line somewhere, and the Iron Man 2 Mark V leathers from Universal Designs seems like a good place to start.

Photo: Universal Designs

Stitched up from Grade A cowhide leather, the replica suit features CE approved armor and reflective accents, so you COULD wear it to ride a motorcycle. It’s the rest of the details like, “extreme form-molded leather detailing” and “heavy-duty stretch Spandex inserts”, coupled with the “pearl red and silver aluminum leather” that have me saying no thanks. Let’s face it, this suit doesn’t exactly say, “I’m a heterosexual motorcycle enthusiast”, and is only slightly less tasteless than wearing assless chaps with no underwear. If that’s your kind of thing.

I’m sure Universal Designs will sell plenty of the $1,100 suits, but I certainly don’t want to ponder what they’ll actually be used for. I’m pretty sure it won’t be riding a motorcycle.

Source: Autoevolution

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5 Responses

  1. Crimson Dynamo says:

    ….who ever wears this horrific looking thing deserves the death wobble at 60+, just for being tacky…

  2. Dave says:

    I give riders their due space when driving, but I swear, if I saw one riding with this getup on, I might just have to swerve into his lane.

  3. Kurt says:

    Dave, does “swerve into his lane” mean you’re changing teams on us? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  4. Dave says:

    I don’t know Kurt, depends on how cute he is first. ;-)

    j/k there…