Motorcyclists often have trouble finding protective jeans that don’t look like high-waisted Mom-jeans so this new concept is going to be welcomed by many.
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It seems like a great concept and at least you’ll know the jeans will fit well and look great, too.
Ruste deconstructed the already existing stitchwork in these Levis so that none of the alterations are visible from the outside. They even unstitched and reattaching the leather hip tag with the exact same color thread. It's nearly impossible to figure out what was and wasn't touched in the original garment. No visible stitch lines in the hips or knees from the added armor pockets. From the outside they just...look like Levis.
When the jacket came back, it fitted perfectly, with the armour in the correct places and the lining fitted accurately. The quality of the workmanship is extremely high, the jacket looking and feeling like it was lined at manufacture and not retro-fitted. It hasn’t altered the shape or fit of the jacket, and the D3O armour is snug and discrete.
... What's craziest of all is: my jeans look the same, they feel the same, there's Coolmax so they're just as breathable. I don't know if it's the jeans themselves or just my psyche, but I think they're actually more comfortable now.
Ready-made protective jeans satisfy very few bikers because they come in styles and cuts which are not yours. A great idea and service proposed by a company called Ruste Protection is to let you send your own jeans to their expert tailors who then will sew in Kevlar (for protection) and Coolmax fabric (between your skin and the Kevlar to help you stay dry, cool and comfortable).
My experience with Kevlar-lined jeans is limited, but from what I know about the other options out there, I’d go with Ruste’s solution.
Lars from Wrenchmonkees.com
Shipping via DHL worked like a charm. Even though my jeans feel heavier with the kevlar sewn inside, they don’t feel like that when wearing them.
Tuomas J. / Finland
I've ridden about 800km in the jeans so far. Really comfortable, although slightly heavier than I expected. The fit and finish is excellent, and Coolmax membrane works really well. All in all I'm very happy with Ruste, and I will be ordering stuff again. Your service is especially invaluable for those of us who are of non-standard proportions since most motorcycle gear manufacturers only have a very limited range for non-standard body types, mostly in very boring styles.
Henrik W. / Sweden
Shipping via DHL was excellent. Pickup went just like scheduled and customer service was friendly. I was positively surprised about the extra weight of the pants, but now they do feel protective. In addition, I was positively surprised about the fact that they block the wind and feel warmer while riding, but yet won’t make me sweat. I was extremely satisfied with everything, and I will definitely order another pair from you as soon as I’ve chosen the jeans.
Juhani L. / Finland
I’m not a professional sewer, but to me the work looks excellent, jeans fit really well and I’ve got the pants I wanted.
Antti K. / Finland
I’m very impressed with the tailoring and will be ordering a second pair in the next couple of weeks.
Allan H. / USA
I received my jeans and love them! Tailors did a great job mate. I hope to get another pair of jeans done when I have spare money.
Rob S. / Australia
The jeans arrived yesterday and they were tailored very well! Shipping worked correctly and delivery took 2 days, like you said. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Toomas M. / Estonia
I’m very satisfied with the jeans tailoring. Everything worked out great.
Thomas N. / USA
Jeans are extremely comfortable to wear, can’t wait to get on my bike and ride with the jeans. I’m really looking forward to the riding season that is starting soon.
Toni K. / Finland
Generally, I am very satisfied with my "Ruste'd Jeans". The tailoring is made perfectly, I cannot see the difference between the original stitching and the one done by Ruste so great work of art! The style of the jeans is perfect. The jeans are indeed feeling a little bit bulky but still flexible.
Thierry C. / Belgium
First time ever I’m able to ride a bike to the theather :) We are really happy and excited about Ruste!
Jenni J. / Finland
I have received my jeans and rode in them for the first time yesterday. Fit is perfect and they look and feel exactly as I hoped. Thanks a lot for a great idea and solid execution!
Gijs V. / The Netherlands
The jeans fit perfectly! Oliver and I like them very much and we are very, very happy. Thanks a lot for the best idea for bikers ever!
Helen & Oliver D. / Germany
Jeans do fit well after tailoring, and are comfortable, but will also retain some heat during hot summer months.
David & Anna / Canada
I'm very happy with the jeans. The fitting is good. Just when I put in the protectors, it’s a little bit tight but not too much. Even now in winter time, I wear these jeans when I go outside because they keep you warm.
Mark B. / Germany
I tried them on and they fit PERFECTLY! The jacket is great, and the D3O protectors fit really well. Also the jeans fit perfectly.
Jimmy M. / The Netherlands
I received my jeans back and words cannot describe how impressed and over the moon I am with your work! I will definitely be making another order with you at least.
Matt F. / United Kingdom
Everything was fine! Jeans fit like a glove! I got the most armored Levi's 507 bootcut in the world. It was really a pleasure doing business with Ruste!
Paulo B. / Portugal
Delivery of jeans and protectors was fine. Everything was packed very well in a nice carton box. In fact, I'm very happy with my tailored jeans. Fitting is quite nice. Everyone I was talking about my new jeans was impressed and really liked the idea of having your own actual fashion jeans made safe for a ride. Even my bike dealer asked for your contact information to provide to his other customers. Thanks a lot for your great idea and service!
Sebastian S. / Germany
The mailman just dropped my pants and jacket off. I have to say both of them look fantastic. Excellent fit and astonishing manufacturing. I am very satisfied and will happily recommend your service. Many thanks and all the best for your business, it's always great to see when a good and original idea pays off.
Michael M. / Germany
I'm really happy with the end result. I bought stretchy jeans for tailoring and they fit really well. Shipping went perfectly. Based on a few rides, these are great jeans for next summer that I can use on the way to work and at the work, too.
Jarmo K. / Finland
Sewing quality in my jeans looks good. Feels like knee protectors are exactly on the right position. Pickup and delivery was efficient. Tracking the shipment online worked well, too.
Mikael H. / Finland
The jeans had a very good fit and I was really surprised to see how little the Kevlar lining shows. Excellent craftsmanship!
Fredrik B. / Sweden
Got the jeans back on Friday and they fit well. Sewing work is really good. I’m satisfied with the jeans and will recommend you to my friends, too.
Niko S. / Finland
I got my pair of Levi's tailored. I was really impressed with the quality. They feel good and look normal. I wish I had ordered the knee and hip protection pads also for extra protection. The jeans are great and so was the whole service.
Jonne N. / Finland
I just got my pants back and they fit great! Thank you so much for your excellent service!
Shawn S. / USA
Me and my spouse wanted to see what protective jeans feel like and yes, they kept the promise and felt good. First of all, they look good - just like any other pair of normal jeans. Special thanks from the lady to the tailors. She gives five stars for the sewing quality. Even materials are well chosen, jeans are easy to put on. Shippings were handled well and tracking online was as it should be. Package for the jeans was stylish and jeans were packed well, which also left a good impression.
Mikko K. / Finland
I ordered the jeans tailoring because I needed Kevlar jeans that I could wear at the office without anyone noticing them. At first, I was a bit sceptical how the jeans would turn out. However, the end result exceeded all my expectations, and I’m very proud of my new motorcycle jeans. They are even surprisingly cool to wear in the office.
Antti A. / Finland
I got my jeans back from the tailoring today and they fit me well. At first, I was a little bit worried that hip and knee protectors might feel uncomfortable, because I bought slim jeans for the tailoring. But I was so surprised to notice that jeans feel really comfortable also with the protectors that are easy to put in the pocket. They are firm and are precisely on the right position. Courier delivered the jeans to my office and I went to change them on immediately. No one has yet noticed me wearing motorcycle jeans. I definitely recommend Ruste tailored jeans.
Hannu H. / Finland
I’m satisfied with everything.
Toni M. / Finland
Jeans feel comfortably firm, but not like ordinary motorcycle jeans. Awesome product and I guess I’ll be ordering more riding gear from Ruste!
Johannes H. / Finland
The idea is phenomenal. When driving in the city I usually just wear regular jeans and a leather jacket. It's just not possible to ride in the 1-piece suit in Stockholm’s summer weather. Also it limits the fun of having a bike as means of transportation, you don't want to grab an ice cream or have a short stroll with friends when looking and feeling like a sweaty gimp. And riding in jeans is stressful - I don't feel safe, I don't feel smart and cold winds hitting the knees is sure to cause problems later in life. In Kevlar-lined jeans with D3O-protectors, I feel safe(r), smarter and the knee-area is now more protected from winds thanks to protectors and lining. The delivery service/speed was very nice. The price (~330 € incl. jeans, protectors, tailoring) is very competitive. And I look awesome in them.
Richard H. / Sweden
I’m happy with the tailoring which was done very well. Jeans didn’t really get that much smaller as I thought beforehand. I guess the reason is that the jeans had 2% of elastane and they were 2 sizes bigger than I would normally wear. The fabrics used in the tailoring are unbelievably elastic and soft. Jeans also protect from wind well, but on breaks I get a bit warm - like with all motorcycle pants.
Maarit J. / Finland
Just wanted to let you know that I received my jeans and have been wearing them the past two weeks. They are amazing. Thank you for your willingness to communicate and creating such a quick and easy way to order. Of course, and most importantly, the craftsmanship is fantastic! The fit turned out to be perfect, and they are very comfortable.
Michael R. / USA
I have been looking for motorcycle jeans that meet my needs in style and protection for over a year. Ruste seemed to be perfect for my demands. So I tried it, bought a nice new pair of jeans and had it sent in. The service was perfect. I tested the jeans extensively now for a few months, short rides and a two week trip over the Alps. The jeans are just perfect. Coolmax feels very nice on the skin. I can definitely recommend.
Max K. / Germany
I'm really satisfied with my tailored jeans. I've recommended you to all my biker friends. The insturctions on your website were really great, as the jeans fit perfectly now. Sewing work is nicely done and I was even surprised that you can't tell that they are tailored. I was surprised that I was able to ride with the jeans even in the colder temperatures.
Anu O. / Finland
I just received my tailored skinny jeans and they fit perfectly! The material inside the jeans feels cool and the protectors fit well. If you look closely you can notice the knee protectors underneath because the jeans are so tight. Thank you!
Timo K. / Finland
My new motorcycle jeans are great. After riding I can easily remove the protectors and the jeans look like normal jeans! Women do notice that the jeans should be bigger than the jeans you normally use, and I recommend stretchy ones. I have only good things to say about this product. I might also get a pair of black jeans tailored so that I can change the jeans based on my mood :)
Pirjo N. / Finland
At first, I was concerned if I chose a bit too tight jeans for the tailoring. Now after a few of riding and wearing the jeans at work they feel like normal jeans. I even had to try with my hand if I really put the Kevlar jeans on. No more do I need to change my jeans when I'm at the office.
Timo N. / Finland
Quality of the sewing work was good and also shipping went well, so this is an excellent service!
Petri K. / Finland
I have been really satisfied with the jeans and will be recommending you to others. I'll be likely using your services in the future, too.
Aki V. / Finland
Jeans are great. Tailoring worked well. Transportation went well.
Brian C. / USA
Jeans were one size bigger than the normal ones and fit well with the protectors. Shipping went well.
Juha P. / Finland
Jeans fit very well. They are as great and cool looking as they were before the tailoring. Thanks for the awesome riding pants.
Antti R. / Finland
The quality of sewing work is REALLY sleek.
Ismo P. / Finland