FS: New Scott Venom 2 piece leathers

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Hog., Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    I commissioned a set of Scott leathers from GLF which were delivered in
    September 2009. Unfortunately I couldn't ride. They have never been used
    and you'd need to break them in.

    I asked Graham for the best of everything in terms of features, I think it's
    Knox CE armour all round. Kevlar stretch panels. The only thing that isn't
    specified is a kevlar lining, which seemed unnecessary for this quality of
    leather and construction. Graham knows his stuff and assured me these are as
    good leathers as can be bought and compete with BKS for slightly less dosh.
    So, the details.

    Scott can slightly alter some of the dimensions.

    Style - Venom (customised)

    Colour - Anthracite
    Height - 5'9". I'd say ok for 170 to 180cm
    Chest - 44". Be ok for 42-46"
    Waist - 34". I had them made loose to get a short fleece tucked in so
    Leg - 32". Cut to fit inside a race boot kinda length
    Calf - wide fitting
    Thigh - regular fitting
    Arm - regular. Cut to fit easily inside race gloves

    Location - Leeds
    Condition - new, unused

    Pics here:

    Price - see the GLF receipts - cost me £555. Off the peg £438 today.
    Sell for £299 collected

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    Or TXT (don't call, I'll get back to you)
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    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  2. Hog.

    CT Guest

    CT, Jun 2, 2011
  3. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    Except it isn't ;o)
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  4. Hog.

    wessie Guest

    would that be the house with the nice Ducati parked on the drive in
    wessie, Jun 2, 2011
  5. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    What are you round the waist and chest?

    As you are kinda the same as me, longer body and shorter legs than regular
    for a given height, they might well.

    I suppose I should stop filling in this 'ere eBay sale?
    It's exactly as it looks in the pictures. You might call it gunmetal. Black
    with some added silver. Not black as in a personification of evil. The
    kevlar panels are the latter so in the contrast you can tell precisely.

    *Seriously* feckin nice is what they are. 3 months wait. Bought with Bee in
    tow for trans continental all year round hooning. Not long before the
    pancreas and spine decided to ground me. And spoil the Bee thing :eek:\
    New *proper* carpet is that. Woven by pre pubescent Indian maidens and
    colour fasted with their virgin wee. Smells like it too.
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  6. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    It was. That's the red one which Chris bought. I'd just moved in, not yet
    purchased the chain saw and attacked the tree/hedge.
    As stairs can be a significant challenge on days the scarab beetles are
    digging deep into my spinal column I no longer live there.
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  7. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    Then you should bung me an email or FB comms and I'll hold back for a day.
    I'm sure there was a good reason. Something like "this is as close to black
    as Scott can provide in the style within a quarter century".
    I have a plain black leather 2 piece and probably prefer the Scott.
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  8. Hog.

    Colin Irvine Guest

    I'd say he was exaggerating, but in terms of VFM I doubt they could be
    beaten. I was extremely happy with mine, even at the full price.
    Colin Irvine, Jun 2, 2011
  9. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    I've looked at BKS stuff. The leather might be a little thicker but you are
    not likely to abrade through the Scott stuff and the build quality is about
    the same. OTOH Scott are flexible and wearable and the BKS stuff is
    'orrible, like wearing tin armour,
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  10. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    I'll pick it up later and give you a call. I guess the UR might pass our
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  11. Hog.

    wessie Guest

    Well, when I landed at the postcode in Streetview I assumed you were in
    one of the bungalows just along the road...which I suppose you are now
    wessie, Jun 2, 2011
  12. Hog.

    Colin Irvine Guest

    No doubt. But to say "as good leathers as can be bought" is to say
    they can't be beaten. I still say that's an exaggeration. The Crowtree
    leathers which replaced my Scotts were better for a start, and I'd be
    surprised to find that, for example, Zak or Wolf made inferior

    Your Scotts are extremely resilient, comfortable and an absolute
    bargain. Why not just leave it at that?
    Colin Irvine, Jun 2, 2011
  13. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    Because I was selling them therefor they are the best in the world?

    I rather like my Dainese jacket, but there you go :eek:) otherwise I'm
    quoting Graham and he knew his apples.
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  14. Hog.

    Jeremy Guest

    I do recall you did look slightly odd the last time we met.
    Jeremy, Jun 2, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  16. Hog.

    Andy B Guest

    It's the usual story in that you get what you pay for. Personally I'd go
    to Dobbs in Northampton if I wanted made to measure and if I wanted OTP
    leathers I'd go for Wolf again. I actually got my Wolf leathers at a
    seriously low price after the owner of Dobbs leathers told me where to
    find them in my size *after* measuring me up for a set of made to
    measure ones supplied by him. That's what you call customer service
    rather than just taking as much as you can off someone and letting them
    walk away.
    Too easy.
    Andy B, Jun 2, 2011
  17. "Sheltered accommodation".
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 2, 2011
  18. Hog.

    Hog. Guest

    In 2009 someone paid £245k for one of those bungalows, which needed gutted
    and rebuilt, which is gilding a sows ear.
    Hog., Jun 2, 2011
  19. IKWYM
    Macabre of Auchterloonie, Jun 2, 2011
  20. Glad I found mine when I did -
    Macabre of Auchterloonie, Jun 2, 2011
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