This month is all about taking your two wheels off the grid, keeping time by the sun setting and rising. Morning means coffee, the night means whiskey, and everything in between is open lanes, the sounds of the California air crashing into our frames, and freedom at the tip of our tires. Our Moto May Catalog is all about enjoying the Pacific Coast breeze in tee shirts with the sleeves hiked up, a cap on your head because you can’t decide if the mane is coming or going, and sturdy but comfortable denim. Wherever you’re cruising this month, whether it be on two tires, four wheels, or just stomping around, our country is in the opening acts of a COMEBACK, and we’re racing through the backroads to catch you at the starting line. Stay tough, rough, and positive. Cheers, to the road ahead.
Can’t be Moto May without featuring Schaeffer Garment’s Hotel. This off-white tee is inspired by the classic 1940’s style t-shirt. Ring-spun cotton milled in the city of lost Angeles. With this bad boy on your shoulders, you’ll stay looking devilishly handsome cruising the PCH with the California wind pushing at your back.
THE SLIM JEAN
When riding through life on two wheels, or simply two feet, it’s crucial to have a go-to pair of denim to lead the way. This sturdy selvage and exceptionally soft denim is from Japan’s Nihon Menpu Mill. It’s a slim jean that is then constructed here in the USA. With a comfortable fit, they are a touch heavier than your average pair to take on the elements and stand the test of time. Break ‘em in and if you find yourself lost on a motorcycle in SF, don’t fret, the pockets have uniquely have a map print on them.
GHOSTLAND MOTEL KEYCHAIN
Cruise your machine North out of Austin, Texas. When you get to the panhandle hook a left towards the California Goldrush, towards Hollywood, towards TROUBLE. When you reach The Golden State, pop off the freeway and let your engine cruise down Route 66. Get lost a time or two… that’s the idea. Come across an antiqued motor-inn called the Ghostland Motel, show them this vintage keychain, and then get ready to enjoy the best damn night of your life.
Functional and sleek, The Allman is ready for any adventure you are. Keep it clipped to your denim or inside the boot. Made by the team at WESN, its 2.75” blade with a 3.5” handle keeps it lightweight but sturdy enough to get the job done. In WESN we trust when it comes to steel blades.
Designed and printed by the boys at The Burn Up Company, this classic bandana has a vintage appearance and feel. Whether you’re wiping grease, tossing it in the back pocket, or looping it around your neck, this 100% cotton bandana is an essential EDC. Made in West Palm Beach for the Florida riders, cruising through the warm Atlantic air.
Keep all your road trip items organized with The Phillis Backpack from Carhartt. It’s like a personal travel assistant, who is also water repellent, and happens to be made of Duck Canvas. Inside is a padded laptop pocket, and the shoulder straps are adjustable to achieve maximum comfort. The only thing you need to worry about is what to put in it, and where to head once the engine is revving.
It’s the time of year where a pair of sunnies go a long way. The Morningside Sun from Garrett Leight is as classic as they come. They are inspired by the pages of Lauren Hutton’s American Gigolo, and are made with a cured cellulose acetate frame with stainless steel core wire. The rounded frames keep come in a few colorways, but we couldn’t get enough of the True Demi, a classic honey-like tone. Toss them on and turn the key.
CARD HOLDER WALLET
Red Wing reigns supreme when it comes to craftsmanship and attention to the fine details. And though you may be used to their lifelong products around your feet, you can now have that feeling within your pocket. The same high-quality materials are used to make The Card Holder Wallet, which staches up to 20 cards on either side. If you’re on the road with your cash and cards, and you’re someone that turns up the throttle towards the next exploration, then you should be carrying this wallet in your denim or jacket pocket.
DEUS BAYLANDS TRUCKER HAT
We are big believers in a clutch summer hat. One that cannonballs into the pool with you, catches the sweat on your brow from a long hike, and isn’t afraid of speed and little wear and tear. This right here is one we’ve done much with. The Baylands Trucker hat is part of the Deus Classics Collection, it’s an ode to all gassy and grease monkeys. Let it be your symbol of adventure while helping you look cool in the hot summer sun when the helmet is off.