By definition, a maven is a trusted expert in a
particular field who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. It also proved to be
the perfect name for our latest leather jacket. We have taken all the knowledge gained from producing instant classics
for the men’s market with our 2012 Main Set collection and have put it into
the new Maven jacket
for women. However, this is more than just a cut down
version of a mans jacket.....much
We took classic Café’ racer styling cues and
created a jacket that is form-fitted to the female body shape. Functionality first, but awesome good looks are a very close second
place.An adjustable zip waist and comfort flex panels under the
arms at the chest enable women riders to further tailor the Maven to their
sleeves, relaxed collar and a dropped back are part of the performance riding
fit designed into the jacket.
Additional highlights for real riders include
pockets in the elbows, shoulders and back for optional RSD armor inserts.
Zip-close cuffs, interior stuff pocket, zippered front pockets and even a
sleeve zip pocket are nice touches as well. Perforated leather trim and a gold
satin lining complete the package. As with any piece in the RSD line, the Maven is riding gear built with a
parallel of fashion and function.
Ensuring that the Maven
feels as good as functions,
it is constructed of 1.1mm/1.3mm top grain cowhide. The natural properties of
RSD leathers, combined with their specialized hand-finishing techniques, mean
that every single leather panel will be original and look slightly different in
terms of shade. The leather is pre-oiled, washed, then hand-finished with wax
and oiled again. The finish will react differently depending
on climate, amount of usage and age… guaranteeing each jacket really is one of
a kind. Although the Maven looks and feels like a million
bucks, MSRP is only $560. Available is a full range of sizes and a choice of
Black, Tobacco and Cream (with Oxblood coming in the spring of 2013).