Wow - after seven months (!)
of waiting, my custom leather suit finally arrived today.
I ordered it back in January from a small SoCal manufacturer called DVX leathers, on the recommendation of a fellow .orger who had also ordered one. Unbelievably good price for a custom one-piece - just $600.00. Paid 50% down, with the balance to be paid on completion.
It was supposed to take just four to six weeks, and the guy kept promising they were getting close, but trackday after trackday came and went with no leathers. Apparently he got way more orders than expected, had problems with overseas manufacturing, shipping, customs, got into financial trouble and ticked a lot of people off. He really started getting flamed bad on several biking forums where people had ordered his stuff.
I had a feeling that the guy had very good intentions and was trying to do the right thing, but just got in way over his head.
Today they finally arrived, and they turned out great. It's my own custom design (borrowed a lot of ideas from another design I liked), with colors to match my bike, as you can see. Red, black and light gray. They really fit great. They definitely need stretching in a few spots to allow me full range of movement through the legs and shoulders, but I imagine that's pretty normal. The quality of the leather and stitching really looks top-notch. I put my Teknic sliders on since he didn't send me any with the suit.
Because of all the delays, he didn't make me pay the balance, and he also paid me back for leathers I had to rent at STAR school back in March when they were supposed to be ready. Bottom line is I got them for a very low price, which made it somewhat worth the wait!
Here's some pics. The one from the rear is a little blurry, but my daughter was just learning how to use the camera.