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First Impression Review - John Doe Motoshirt

Ashleigh Thompson

First Impression Review - John Doe Motoshirt

The rise of the 'leisure moto' wear category (yes it's a term, no it's not as bad as activewear) has meant there are plenty of options for a style focussed alternative to the big bulky motorcycle jackets of the past. You might be thinking, why not just take your favourite long sleeve button up and wear that? Well, that is an option, and look, do what you want, I'm not your Mother/Father/Parental Figure, but if you value your skin you'll probably want a few safety features built-in. Most brands have covered off a 'worker' inspired shirt, however, most brands have...

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Long Term Review - Merlin Ashley Jacket

Ashleigh Thompson

Long Term Review - Merlin Ashley Jacket

Merlin strives to produce a wide range of riding gear keeping the correct tech in mind but not cutting corners on the aesthetic. The Ashley jacket is from their women's heritage collection, in the men's range, the Atlow jacket is similar. I've had this jacket for about a year and a half now, commuting in winter through heavy rain and cold. A few things to keep in mind, I 'run' pretty cold as a person and I am based in Brisbane Australia to give you an idea of the general climate. Not the coldest winters to say the least. I was...

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Try, fail, try again.

Ashleigh Thompson

Try, fail, try again.

I was in two minds about opening up about some of my other projects because not every project or wish or dream has a happy ending. But I thought I should, just so you know how much your support means. I’ve done this once before and it failed, so I don’t take for granted any order or support we get, whether it is one sticker or a shirt, a sticker and then some, everything counts. I’ve always loved shirts. It was a dream of mine to have my own label from a young age. I’ve always loved a good tee,...

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