Made-In America Casual Wear
LOS ALAMITOS, CA – July 30, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RSD’s new casual collection is motorcycle culture-inspired clothing at it’s finest. Perhaps better known for their hardparts, the creative team at Roland Sands Design has built a comprehensive line of soft goods. The RSD casual wear includes hats, tees, thermals and hoodies.
“Our soft goods line is a collective of ideas and culture drawn from the two wheel industry,” explains racer-turned designer Roland Sands. “The crew at RSD really enjoys all types of motorcycles, so we’ve tried to represent that with our graphics. The fit and finish is also something very important to us, so you’ll find the extra little details that make the piece comfortable and unique to RSD.”
The T-shirts start with either 145-gram 100% cotton or a 135-gram 50/50 cotton/poly blend in tasteful shades of charcoal, brown, navy, sand, red and Kelly green with subtle discharge/print graphics. The thermals are constructed from a 5.2-ounce 50/50 combed ringspun blend for added comfort. Another great feature is the fact that most of the RSD casual wear is made in America.
Two styles of hoodies are built from different materials. The “Flag” version begins with a basic 8.5-ounce 80/20 cotton/ply blend with a fleece interior and zippered front closure. The “Eagle” hoodie combines a 100% cotton exterior with a 5.5-ounce sherpa poly fleece liner. Both styles get the traditional drawstring hoods.
Topping of the casual wear collection are a couple mesh Trucker’s hats, 5-panel flexfit ball caps and even the RSD Driver’s cap.
This comprehensive array of T-shirts, hats, thermals and hoodies helps augment RSD’s leather jackets, wool and waxed cotton riding gear. The 2012 RSD apparel line has something for every enthusiast. “The RSD line is riding gear built with a parallel of fashion and function,” concludes Sands. “Our favorite shirts can now be yours.”
Check out the video for a look at all the cool casual wear RSD builds at: www.rolandsands.com. Remember, RSD gear is available through authorized RSD dealers and riding friendly stores only.
THE RSD STORY
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two-wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of roadracers, off-road, dirt track, supermoto and custom bike builders and riders. It is this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a variety of projects. Our clients include Ducati, Dunlop, Harley-Davidson, Panasonic, Performance Machine, Piaggio, Polaris, Toyota, Triumph, Yamaha, Vance & Hines and many others.
Sands is from Long Beach, California. He began his life with the upbringing and diverse experience in the motorcycle industry. His first motorcycle was a Suzuki RM 50 dirtbike, given to him on his 5th birthday…which, after just minutes of riding, he broke a bone, but fell in love with it anyway. His love of speed on two wheels took him to the professional racing ranks for 10 years. He set multiple track records around the world and was the 1998 American Motorcyclist Association 250GP champion. However, 32 broken bones later, Roland decided to trade in his racing leathers for a hammer, pencil and a computer to design and build motorcycles and custom motorcycle products. As Director of R&D and Design at Performance Machine he created many award-winning designs. In 2005, after the tremendous success Sands found on Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off vs. Arlen Ness, Sands founded Roland Sands Design. Sands’ designs are a mixture of sportbike and chopper influences and he has played an important role in popularizing high performance custom bikes to the masses.