Simon James Cathcart is a designer on a mission to bring what is arguably the best denim in the world (Japanese ring-spun selvedge denim) to the western world, with clothing cut to suit western bodies – which often don’t quite fit into Japanese sizes.
Simon is also an avid motorcyclist so his new collection includes both a selvedge denim jacket and jeans that have a full Schoeller® Kevlar® lining to protect against abrasions caused by having a bad day on (or off) your motorcycle.
The full collection includes both Kevlar® and non-Kevlar® denim and it’s currently on Kickstarter with funding likely to pass its threshold within a few days. If you’d like to pre-order you can click here to visit the Kickstarter page, to see the Kevlar® denim jacket you’ll need to scroll down about 4/5ths the way down the page.
Visit the Kickstarter listing here.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.