Women's Riding Apparel

squeaky

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Yesterday, I received the Fall/Winter 2008 Rocky Mountain MC Catalog in my mailbox.

This evening I started scanning through it, looking for ideas of things to ask for as Christmas Gifts. The first few pages of the catalog are filled with pants, jerseys, and gloves.

I get to a page of women's Fox gear - it's got BUTTERFLIES on it. I think to myself "Cute, but not for dirt bike riding." Then I get to the Thor gear - it's pink, it's purple, it's got pretty cursive writing on it. Great... :ugg: But wait, it gets better, the MSR gear has stars on it, and it's called STARLET. WTF? :yell:

Am I going out to ride a dirtbike through the trees, hitting mud puddles, rocks, roots, leaves, you name it...or am I going to a frickin' beauty contest? Do I want to look like a fairy princess out on my bike?

NO - I want to look like a chick that can hang with the guys, ride dirt bikes, and walk away at the end of the day muddy, dusty, whatever, and not give a damn.

So why, oh why, do these manufacturers of women's gear think we all want to look "pretty". I play "pretty" for 40 hours a week - makeup, hair, nails, skirts, high heels, WHATEVER! I don't want to deal with that crap when I'm riding my dirtbike too!

Ugh...Guess I'm sticking with the old gear this year...

:yell: :pissed:

For the record - I have no issue with the fact that this gear is made all pretty pretty. I just wish those of us that don't care for it had more options...
 

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Hey, does any of that come in men's sizes?
 

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My wife likes the pretty gear. The pink and light purple work well with her Barbie helmet :)
 
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squeaky said:
we all want to look "pretty". I play "pretty" for 40 hours a week - makeup, hair, nails, skirts, high heels, WHATEVER! I don't want to deal with that crap when I'm riding my dirtbike too!
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Elk was complaining about the very same thing just last week. :whoa: :ohmy: :laugh: :rotfl:
 

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Of course I was asking for a friend :ohmy:
 

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Hi Squeaky!!

Guess what? We have options!! They just aren't available from Rocky Mountain.

Troy Lee Designs makes a nice pant. I have a pair of '07 pants that have pink piping, but I really like the fit. The '08 pants are all black, as far as I can tell.

Plus Shift makes some pretty neat looking stuff. (And some pretty wild stuff-- PLAID pants?? :yikes: )

And Answer has some '08 Mode pants in black/white that look pretty nice.

The jerseys are pretty similar in style. But it's nice there are options other than pink and powder blue. :ohmy:
 
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squeaky said:
So why, oh why, do these manufacturers of women's gear think we all want to look "pretty". I play "pretty" for 40 hours a week - makeup, hair, nails, skirts, high heels, WHATEVER!
I don't suppose it's because they have the mentality of "once a sucker always a sucker"???

Let's take another example of where women are conned. Back in the day, unlike a man, a woman wouldn't buy a pair of jeans that looked PERFECT on her if she believed she was an 8 or a 6 or a 2 and the size that fit was anything bigger than "her" size. She'd move on to some "other label" that fit this preconception, even if the pants didn't look as good.

So now, some marketing genius has retagged all women's clothes to reflect this delusional narcissistic thinking. So, what used to be a size 12 is now a size 8 and on and on.

Egotistical naricissist woman will flock to this supersize clothing with the "small" tag....Going "damn, I'm fit"...the tent clothes will fall off them.... but, uh, all that ample curvaceous flesh is still a hanging there...

Complete nonsense, and yet, suckers by the millions out there!
 

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Okay Sigurd - first of all you're 22 years old, so I don't exactly understand what you mean by "back in the day". 1982? Nahhhh....

Secondly - WHAT does this have to do with dirtbike gear?

Third - I think women that do hair, nails, makeup, etc... on a daily basis are not suckers but want to look like women. The "pretty" sex. I myself am that way.

BUT - When we are involved in a predominantly male sport, yes we may want to stick out to the crowd as being female, but what we (or I) don't want to do is stick out like a sore thumb...
 
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First Squeaky, really, you can't believe everything you read on the net. I hate to break that to you. So, um, perhaps I'm not 22, but merely think it's a crock of bs to put your age out there to strangers.

Second, this is the flame forum, and it has to do with pet peeves. Who said it had to have anything at all to do with women's gear? Today you want the flame forum to follow some precise linear pattern, just because you started the thread? I think not, missy. Thems not the rules.

Again, I understand you are blond and in your naive 20's.. Based on that alone you may have trouble following complaints about women's clothing that are loosely related by the topic "women's clothing" or "stupid things that narcissistic women who are way too preoccupied by society's conception of pretty fall for".... so, maybe when you get out of your twenties or your hair is no longer blond you'll be able to keep up.

lol.

Kids. So naive. Sheesh.

and just for the record- I think women who do nails, wear skirts and torture themselves in high heels look ridiculous. [EDIT: Let's not have the expletive references, okay?]
 
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Oh, and I noticed the clothing size change at JC Penney's trying on some Jones of New York wear about five or six years ago. I just went shopping this weekend at Kohls and Christopher Banks and was recently reminded how friggin' ridiculous sizing has become. The land of obese...We'll just put a smaller label on it rather than telling the truth!

You can thank Liz Claiborne for the sizing scam....She did it first "back in the day"- which - also for the record-would be the early 80s. You know... before you were even born! Lol.

Good gawd.
 

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Hey sigurd, maybe you should start your own thread. It sounds like you have a lot to say and we wouldn't want you to hijack squeaky's now would we?
 

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"The Flame Board will be limited in content to topics that pertain to the sport and topics that pertain to this site"

So please, sigurd, for the sake of all of us, if you have nothing to say with regard to my post, quit replying to it.

I thank you in advance for your cooperation.