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Aussie Moto Apparel – Clutch Moto Jeans Collection

Clutch Moto is a 100% Australian made purpose-built riding gear brand based out of Sydney. It was established by 3 passionate riders who wanted to change the game. One with a background in business, one with a background in safety & one with a background in fashion design. Here’s a look at what this innovative new brand has to offer.

Clutch Moto motorcycle denim

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They may be new to the riding gear game but what Clutch Moto lack in age, they make up for in quality and innovation. Clutch Moto have nailed the 3 essentials we all want in a pair of riding jeans; style, safety & longevity. They also specialise in raw Japanese denim, make use of the world’s first guard plated SuperFabric technology and triple stitch everything. Haven’t heard of SuperFabric? (don’t worry, neither had we!) It’s 8x more abrasion resistant than Kevlar!

Clutch Moto’s range is produced in limited quantities in order to give each and every one of their products a reason to stand out in its own right. The focus is not on generic mass production, it’s on all the great things that a small local moto business should focus on; craftsmanship, community, customer service, the local economy and, of course, motorcycle lifestyle.

Clutch Moto Selvedge Motorcycle Denim

Clutch Moto Men’s Selvedge

“For the modern man who loves to keep it classic.”

Clutch Moto Selvedge jeans offer a slim tapered fit, promising a comfortable ride with a timeless cut. This traditional style suits all body types and goes well with everything from cafe racers to scooters to cruisers and everything in between.

Quite like a new bike, they start out crisp and rigid, but once you break them in, they take on a whole new level of comfort. As they wear in the Selvedge denim becomes customised to you, becoming something personalised that you can’t get straight from the showroom floor.

With the combination of two premium ingredients, SuperFabric abrasion-resistant protection and Kaihara Japanese raw selvedge denim, you have yourself a pair of jeans that are built to last the long haul.⁣

FEATURES

  • Raw Japanese Selvedge Denim which only gets better with wear
  • SuperFabric® guard plate system in the high-risk areas
  • A modern cut with a slim tapered fit
  • Achieved a Level AA rating under CE testing protocols
  • Comes in 14oz black & 16oz indigo
  • Made in Australia

Available here: Moto EST.

Clutch Moto Men’s Tech 110

“Maximum protection on the lowdown.”

The Tech 110 are a triple treat offering and it’s not just because they received a AAA CE rating. These jeans feature a quality denim outer as well as Clutch’s signature SuperFabric abrasion-resistant protection in high impact zones. To top it all off they also have removable Forcefield knee & hip armour.

The distinct attraction to Forcefield armour is its heat-activated, form-fitting properties. This allows it to create a custom fit that ensures they remain in place while you ride. They’re also only 8mm thick, so you get serious protection without ruining the jeans profile.

Best of all is the stretch raw denim shell which is not only good to look at but the more you wear them, the more comfortable they are to ride in. Clutch have also contoured the design of the Tech 110 jeans to take riding comfort to the next level.

FEATURES

  • 12oz Raw Japanese Stretch Denim
  • SuperFabric® guard plate system in the high-risk areas
  • Forcefield CE certified isolator 1 knee and hip impact protection
  • A regular fit with a tapered leg
  • Achieved a Level AAA rating under CE testing protocols
  • Comes in black & indigo
  • Made in Australia

Available here: Moto EST.

Clutch Moto womens motorcycle jeans

Clutch Moto Women’s Matriarch

“Ma·​tri·​arch | Noun: a woman who is the head of a family or tribe.”

There are a lot of great skinny jeans options out there for ladies. But Clutch Moto claim to have created something that will make female riders rejoice. They have done this by manufacturing a pair of jeans for motorcycle riding that has a true boyfriend cut.

A boyfriend cut is a style that’s typically fitted at the hips and in the seat with a more generous, relaxed cut through the legs. This style provides superior levels of comfort for riders without sacrificing looks.

Clutch Moto know the urban rider, they know how comfortable they want to be and how good they want to look. With the Matriarch jeans, they have managed to design a beautiful pair of fashionable women’s jeans with the added benefit of the safety provided by SuperFabric.

FEATURES

  • 12oz Raw Japanese Stretch Denim
  • SuperFabric® guard plate system in the high-risk areas
  • A boyfriend cut with a slightly tapered high waist
  • Extended leg length
  • Achieved a Level AA rating under CE testing protocols
  • Comes in black & indigo
  • Made in Australia

Available here: Moto EST.

Clutch Moto womens motorcycle jeans

The nuts and bolts…

What is SuperFabric?

This mind-blowing new tech fabric has been used in bomb disposal suits, NASA astronaut suits, and even suits worn by undercover agents, hence the name SuperFabric! The material is water-resistant, breathable, stain-resistant, slash-resistant, quick-drying and abrasion-resistant, making it a perfect protective lining for any superhero… or your riding jeans.

Clutch Moto denim is lined with SuperFabric in key impact zones to ensure they reach the highest standards of abrasion resistance. SuperFabric utilises a series of tiny guard plates infused into the material to create a highly abrasion-resistant material that acts and feels like regular fabric. Clutch Moto denim combined with SuperFabric, has been laboratory tested to achieve the CE ratings in their garments.

What is Raw Japanese Denim?

Most are naive to everything that raw denim has to offer but there is a reason why denim connoisseurs around the world think raw Japanese denim is the best there is.

Japanese denim is milled on vintage looms & they have an arduous dying process. Raw denim is simply denim in its raw state. So it hasn’t been through a wash process, stretching process, or any other treatment. It is simply left in its dry state so you get a completely unique blank canvas and a long-lasting strong denim. So unique, some say it’s sacrilege to wash your jeans before they are six months old so they have time to really soften and form their identity. The less you wash (usually every 3-4 months) the better.

For all of these reasons, raw denim is one of the most sustainable on the market.

What is Selvedge Denim?

There are two main points to note about what makes denim Selvedge and it’s during their unique production process.

One, it is usually sewn on traditional shuttle looms which give it natural variations and flaws making it unique and very desirable.

Two, the denim is made with a finished edge on the out-seams (“self-edge”) which you can see when you turn the cuff inside out. This edge stops any unravelling, but also shows quality workmanship and longevity in the product and is very desirable hence why people often turn those cuffs up.

In a nutshell, Selvedge is traditionally sewn, with a finished edge and just screams pride in the production.

Article photography by Jake Simkin


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Clutch Moto motorcycle denim