Best looking MX gear line of all time

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5/24/2014 8:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/25/2014 12:39 AM

What do you think is the best looking MX gear line of all time in terms of design, etc.?

My vote would be the red and blue Honda leathers and red, blue, and white Honda Jersey of around 1976 or 1977, the Shift gear the first few years when they first came out around 1999-2000, and the Thor gear around 2004-2005, are good examples.

I think the gear today needs to get back to some of these original designs as the designs that are common today look like pajamas or what I heard referred to recently as "clown suits". This is because the current designers believe that making everything in the design asymmetrical looks modern.. one pant leg or jersey sleeve is red while the other is blue, diagonal stripes, Logos on one corner of the shoulder or sleeve, but not on the other. It looks a little silly to me.. yup, the designs would look better on a clown or little kids pajamas and I feel silly wearing them.

You guys think the same? What designs from the past would you like to see come back?

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5/24/2014 8:30 PM

my favorite will always be the JT Honda gear from the early to late 80's..

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5/24/2014 8:32 PM

JT Dalmation gear or JT Stones and Bones 88-89ish.

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5/24/2014 8:41 PM

Hallman...

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5/24/2014 8:43 PM

I'm partial to the shift gear emig wore, and also the fox gear from the era when bubba wore it

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5/24/2014 8:44 PM

JT Racing

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5/24/2014 8:47 PM

I agree with this

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also there was some stuff that Fox had that has stuck in my mind it's orange and grey I can remember Malcolm Stewart wearing it in a video when he was an amateur on a KX 250

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5/24/2014 8:48 PM

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5/24/2014 8:49 PM

I'm with you on the Honda gear from '77/78. I would never want to wear leathers again, but I really liked the old early 70's Hallman goat skin leathers/Jofa look.

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5/24/2014 8:52 PM

I'd like to see someone bring out a star wars line. Darth Vader,stormtroopers,boba fett...that would be pretty darn cool.

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5/24/2014 8:54 PM

I liked this early No Fear stuff too

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5/24/2014 8:58 PM

yzjs7 wrote:

I'd like to see someone bring out a star wars line. Darth Vader,stormtroopers,boba fett...that would be pretty darn cool.

HAR!!!! you put the "T" in tool bro.

...but there is nothing wrong with that...i guess. cool

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5/24/2014 9:05 PM

Thor from about '04-07 will always be my #1 favorite. Always so clean and stylish.

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5/24/2014 9:13 PM

jemcee wrote:

I liked this early No Fear stuff too

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X2 that stuff was awesome.. What ever happened to No Fear?

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5/24/2014 9:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/24/2014 9:21 PM

It's hard to go past TLD colour wise. They've always had sick looking designs and colours.
There has been some great looking gear, and some hideous stuff too, but I don't think I could ever pick one particular set from any era.

EDIT: Just one thing I've always noticed; Some stuff looks way better when the rider has sponsor logo's on it, and in some cases just a name and number on the jersey... I'm weird like that. laughing

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5/24/2014 9:27 PM

jemcee wrote:

I liked this early No Fear stuff too

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VicDaMoan03 wrote:

X2 that stuff was awesome.. What ever happened to No Fear?

X3.. I forgot about the No Fear.. that is what I am talking about.

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5/24/2014 9:31 PM

jemcee wrote:

I agree with this

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also there was some stuff that Fox had that has stuck in my mind it's orange and grey I can remember ...more

That is exactly what I was referring to... Emig wore it and they had a similar design the first few years. I style have a blue and a yellow set in my closet. This stuff still looks good and still looks modern and I prefer over the modern asymmetrical designs. I hope a few of the MX gear companies take note of this thread.

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5/24/2014 10:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/24/2014 10:07 PM

The Thor stuff reed wore in his outdoor prep 2010 on that Kawi. As far as bike and gear compliment goes that was my fav all time so far

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sXlk-kYbLFE

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5/24/2014 10:34 PM

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The retro version they ran at Unadilla a few years ago was pretty solid.

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5/24/2014 10:38 PM

JW381 wrote:

Thor from about '04-07 will always be my #1 favorite. Always so clean and stylish.

Yep...original Thor Core gear!!!!

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5/24/2014 11:07 PM

JW381 wrote:

Thor from about '04-07 will always be my #1 favorite. Always so clean and stylish.

malachi177 wrote:

Yep...original Thor Core gear!!!!

I still have mine, the pants didn't hold up too well, but, I rock the jersey when I ride DH MTB and people still compliment it!

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5/24/2014 11:14 PM

JW381 wrote:

Thor from about '04-07 will always be my #1 favorite. Always so clean and stylish.

malachi177 wrote:

Yep...original Thor Core gear!!!!

bvm111 wrote:

I still have mine, the pants didn't hold up too well, but, I rock the jersey when I ride DH MTB and people still compliment ...more

Still my favorite gear as well. I have mine still except I took a digger and separated my shoulder and had to cut the arm out of the jersey blush 2nd favorite would be that line of No fear in the McGrath pic.

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5/25/2014 9:30 AM

Fox from the RJ honda era and early Bradshaw years. AXO that Stanton wore. Some of Reeds shift combos have been great.

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5/25/2014 9:52 AM

The answer to this question is depends on how old you are.

For me, it will always be that late 90's/ early 2000's No Fear gear that Pastrana and MC wore.

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5/25/2014 9:54 AM

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The retro version they ran at Unadilla a few years ago was pretty solid.

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Perfect

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5/25/2014 9:59 AM

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5/25/2014 10:03 AM

I've got some blue and yellow fox gear that's my favorite of all time. I can't remember exactly what year it's from, probably late 90's / early 2000's. It was too big when I got it, then I quit riding, and now it's too small. It's still at my parents house and never even been worn. I've tried googling some pictures but can't find it.

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5/25/2014 10:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/25/2014 10:04 AM

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5/25/2014 10:06 AM

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5/25/2014 10:08 AM

Marty Smith late 70s red, white and blue.

Fox team gear

Early 80s JT blue or red leathers with the white Honda jersey. Also the JT Suzuki gear (Howerton)

Jeff Ward had an all white set that I really liked.

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