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The M2 Jacket


 

The innovative spirit of the past....today

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The M2 Jacket


 

The innovative spirit of the past....today

MOTO GEAR for Riders by Riders

For the longest time, we looked for a motorcycle jacket designed for everyday riding and one that also looked good on and off the bike. Not a "vintage or retro" jacket but one with a timeless feel and fit. We wanted a jacket that just didn't exist. We eventually decided that we would have to build it from the ground up just like the bikes we ride. The result is an uncompromising, self-validated jacket. You see it. You must have it, end of story. Or actually, just the beginning?

THE SPIRIT AND PHILOSOPHY BEHIND

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Designed Function

Every function of our jackets has been designed to work with the riding position. We really hated how certain jackets prevented us from moving around or bunched and pinched us in places. Our jackets have also been developed to be flexible where it should be and breathable for those hot days - all with a slim, flattering fit.

Styling

We spent as much time developing our jackets on the bike as well as off the bike so that you look and feel comfortable on your morning ride to work and then to the bar afterwards, without looking like a Power Ranger coming off a bike. We believe that great aesthetics don't need to be sacrificed for function.

Construction

Pagnol Jackets are made from tough yet supple cow hide leather and constructed to ensure maximum abrasion resistance and durability through everyday riding. While this is not a replacement for your full race leathers or a full performance jacket, we also didn't create  "fashion" jackets to primp around in.

Pagnol is manufactured at a "Socially Responsible" Certified Factory and from grass fed cattle.

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Our Story


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Our Story


The brand was initially created by Paulo Rosas, designer-owner of www.SpeedMachinesDesign.com . Later Pagnol and the first M1 jacket resulted from a crazy series of coincidences and intersecting interests with James Yang, owner of www.hammerbeast.com . While the M1 jacket is geared towards the everyday rider, the founders of Pagnol happened to meet at a trackday at Willow Springs International Race Way. They began talking and realized their visions were almost the same!

They both wanted to create fully functional motorcycle jackets and gear with a tasteful and modern yet timeless feel and slim fit.

They realized they had all spent years researching and working on such a jacket individually with many variations in between. So, they combined talents and resources.

Between us at Pagnol, we have design experience in MotoGP, AMA and CEV Repsol, moto apparel design, fashion design,  industry media, custom motorcycles and industry retail. This has proven to be a very complimentary collaboration.

After many iterations, we arrived at the M1 jacket. It is the culmination of several calculated design decisions and we spared no expense at making every detail from the best there is out there. 

It has not been a straight path, but then again the best journeys often take the winding back roads. 

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The Future


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The Future


The Road Ahead

 

In the same way a bike builder creates a new bike or a moto company releases a new model sparingly, Pagnol will release a well thought out new style "one at a time" - not a "collection" to "see what sticks". We aren't confined to seasons, deadlines or bottom lines. So we mind as well bring out a spring looking jacket in winter or a winter looking jacket in summer. We are simply trying to bring the real motorcyclist premium options that tick every box on the must-have list with no set schedules and limits. We spend a significant amount of time "field testing" our own designs so you can be sure that a lot of rider thought has gone into each decision and not some accountant at the other end. Expect to see new offerings and accessories on an ongoing basis!