More and more clothing brands are phasing in a minimalist, unbranded style to their lineups. Whether it’s your workout clothes or the protective outerwear you sport for the motorcycle commute to the office, brands like Lululemon and Aether caught on a while ago to not everybody wants to look like a walking billboard. Alpinestars is notorious for printing its logo and name comically large across the chest of its jackets to the point where it seemed like it was its signature style. And if you wanted Alpinestars quality but without the forced-sponsorship look, you had to go old school with the vintage-style Oscars line. Thankfully, this season, A-Stars is injecting a healthy dose of unbranded style with a modern jacket and pants fit for the commute and the office.
The new-for-fall 2018 Ray v2 Jacket and Motochino Pants are as casual and low-key as they come. The hand-waxed canvas jacket and triple stitched seams bring a water-resistant factor into the fold while impact protection comes from CE-certified Level 1 Bio Light shoulder and elbow armor in addition to light padding in the back and chest. The Motochino Pants are just as straightforward, disguising knee and hip armor under simple chino look. It’s taken a while for Alpinestars to work the dialed down look into its main line of urban wear, but it’s about damn time. Hopefully, this is a growing trend for the brand.
Ray v2 Jacket by Alpinestars $300
Motochino Pants by Alpinestars $230