So I finally got my birthday suit from ed and Irena at ozmotorcycleleathers. Apparently this time of year (MotoGP time) shit gets pretty hectic at the little GiMoto factory in Milan so the lead time on custom articles is a little higher than normal, but holy christ this is a suit... See below. The workmanship is BEAUTIFUL. I can't find a single stitch out of place or line. And I looked over the whole thing. And I have OCD. And I can't fault it. I don't own much quality motorbike gear and the Italian branded stuff I have isn't made in Italy, and the difference here isn't even ballpark, it's a whole different game. I overuse the word "perfect", but this is one of those times where it's just the most apt description. The ankle zips go nice and high so there's no mucking around getting the pants on and off. They're loose enough for comfort but tight enough to keep the armour in place. The sleeve zips are long enough to comfortably put the jacket on without feeling too long. Was slightly awkward at first zipping the jacket to the pants first time but after a few goes it's just another zipper now. There's stretch panels everywhere you need them. There's no bunching behind the knees or at the shoulders or elbows or hips. In riding position there's no pressure where the jacket joins the pants at the back. I was worried the crotch would bunch up a bit, a lot of people seem to complain about that, but there's no bunching at the crotch either. Maybe there's just not much there to bunch ;-) but the cut of this suit is just sublime. Irena measured me up a while back, and there isn't one thing about this suit that isn't right. I think this speaks volumes for Irena's skill, as she rapidly measured me up and input all the data to send over, and the suit came back just faultless. Apparently she's pretty handy with a needle and thread too, but hopefully I won't be seeing her about that for some time. I added a bunch of stuff to my order - back protector, the little hump on the neck, some little Honda colours on the front and back, the race armour, sliders, all the protection, kangaroo leather option... Basically I added everything you could add, because it was my birthday and I wanted to buy myself a nice thing for my birthday. I didn't want to be a better rider later on or have my knee a bit closer to the ground and wish I got this or that. So I just put it all on. Only problem now is that I'm not allowed to put on any weight ;-) Will get some better photos of the suit. It's just deluxe. Matchless. I need a thesaurus. It makes me want to gear up all the time. And I never want to gear up all the time. I went on a ride last night, and it's already comfortable. Im excited to see how it breaks in. I just need some more weekends off work now. The price was... Well I was going to say expensive, and I guess it was, but for a hand made kangaroo leather race suit that fits perfectly, with everything on it, I really don't know how you'd expect to pay less. Looking at the amount of time that obviously went into this, it's incredible. I got change out of $3000, but not heaps. And I added literally everything to the order so it got a little pricy towards the end. But if it lasts ten years, that's not even a dollar a day. I'm pretty happy about that. Maybe it won't last, but maybe it will. And you only turn 30 once... After last nights ride, I consider this the best money I've spent on gear. Might seem an exorbitant and unnecessary expense, but I can't imagine ever sliding down the street and thinking to myself "this suit cost too much, I won't be doing that again..." I am quite tall and thin, so most jackets that fit my shoulders have arms too short and waist too high, and obviously when the waist and arms are correct length the shoulders are massive and the thing fits like a bed sheet. I always thought protective gear was uncomfortable. It's not uncomfortable, it just doesn't fit properly. If you've never bought leathers and you're thinking about it, do yourself a favour and spend a few hundred extra dollars and get it made to measure. I honestly can't believe how comfortable this suit is, and I haven't even broken it in yet. Anyway. Save some coins. Go see Irena and Ed. They're friendly as, and super helpful, and will do everything they can to make it easy for you. Customise a suit on the GiMoto website. Pick style, colours, protection, type of leather, perforation, armour, sliders, everything is customisable. Irena will measure you. GiMoto will make you a suit. It will fit you like a glove. You will want to wear it every time. Anyone who's read anything I write on here would know that I am prone to exaggeration at the best of times, but in all honesty I can not speak more highly of this suit, it's quality, and the ease of its acquisition through Ed and Irena at ozmotorcycleleathers.