Made like valentino rossi's in the same place... since 1972
Dainese has made custom suits for World Champions like Kenny Roberts Sr., Giacomo Agostini, Eddie Lawson, John Kocinski, Kevin Schwantz, Scott Russel, Max Biaggi, Marco Simoncelli, Nicky Hayden, and of course nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi.
Clearly, after working with racers such as these for over 40 years, they know how to make custom leather garments. Our Custom Work suits are comprised of many different pieces just like Valentino Rossi's.
The 'custom' part comes from years of experience and knowing how to interpret the 26 measurements (one being weight) taken by us, and then 'stretching' (morphing) each panel of a standard suit into a panel that will allow the suit to fit together as a unit specifically tailored for each measured rider.
All of this is done in the factory in Molvena, a small village in Northern Italy in an area that is known for fine leather and excellent seamstresses coming from generations of leatherworkers. But the process begins with the client and taking the measurements that Dainese has determined to be the most critical. And only trained Dainese specialists, with years of experience, can take these measurements.
Once the measurements are reviewed and apporoved in Molvena, the process of determining which standard suit to begin with and how best to morph that suit begins. And then the patterns are sent to the computerized leather cutting machines for cutting.
Done to your specifications and desires
We also know how to design and create almost anything the rider can think up. Different colors, materials, logos, your name, your race number are all things that can be designed into your suit (or jacket or pants).
We have all technical designs of the available models ready to adjust to your design.
We sit together with each client to make sure that the design is true to his or her vision. The design is then finalized in Molvena, Italy via emails before being put into production.
Typically, a customer needs a made to measure leather garment because he or she is not an 'off-the-rack' size.
However, there ar many riders that simply want to have custom design work done on a standard sized garment. And there are those that need a tailored suit due to their body shape and also want custom colors and design work done.
Therefor Dainese caters to everyones and offers different options enabling a completely customizable results. So we begin each Custom Works session by determining what you the customer wants from our program.
There are four 'F' levels to choose from:
F1: Standard size ("off the rack") but with custom colors and up to 3 add-on items (i.e. logos, scripts, names or numbers)
F2: Tailor 'custom work' but with a standard color option
F3: Tailor 'custom work' with custom colors and up to 3 add-on items (i.e. logos, scripts, names or numbers). After the 3rd add-on item, a price will have to be determined by the R&D department in Molvena. Extra logos/scripts/numbers/etc. may increase the price all the way up to an F4 level.
F4: Tailor 'custom work' with custom colors and lo limits on add-on items.
Once the 'F' level is determined the measurement process begins for 'F' levels 2 through 4.
Dainese requires all measurements to be done while the rider is a tight synthetic under garment such as the "Air Breath Suit". If you don't have one, we will provide one for you while taking the measurements.
In this way we are able to get the the most accurate measurements and take photos of the rider that reveal the body type to the specialists in Molvena who will be reviewing the information and making the adjustments to the stock panels.
There are 26 measurements and all of them are critical. We know precisely what body 'points' to reference, including the extremely important 7th vertebrae and the top of the hip bones.
For 'F' levels 1,3 and 4. At this point, we will begin the design process with the rider, using picture edditing software and templates specific to each suit, jacket or pants Dainese offers on the 'menu'.
Colors can be chosen for different panels, using leather color swatches provided by us. Logos can be added in almost any area. Names and race numbers are also capable of being added. If special design work is requested, our Dainese specialists can do it, but it may require extra work after the session and add an additional cost to the final price of the garment.
Once the interaction between the reider and us is finished, then the order needs to be confirmed and entered into Dainese's system by us, with all the information feeding back to Molvena.
Molvena then determines two things:
1) If the sketch is 'correct' (i.e. able to be produced as is), or if anything needs adjusting.
2) If the measurements are 'correct' (i.e. fall within a correct range and can be approved and sent to the specialists for final panel adjustments).
Once these two things are determined to be 'correct', the garment is then issued a production date.
This process can sometimes take up to a month, especially if there is additional artwork requested, or sketch changes necessary, or measurement 'checks' required.
This process can add to the overeall time required to deliver the garment. But once garment is approved and put in production, Dainese can usually deliver the finished product to the dealer/end user within 3 months.
Once an order is created and the garment is approved for production in Molvena, we will recieve 'confirmation' and production is scheduled. When the order's production date arrives, the measurements and photos are then referenced by one of three specialists who will digitally modify (stretch) the panels of an off-the-rack suit to accommodate the specified dimensions of the client. Then all the panels/logos/names/numbers are cut with the appropriate color of leather using laser leather cutting machines. All of the panels/logos/names/numbers and all the necessay accessories such as aluminum shoulder plates and knee and elbow armor (upwards of 200 or more
individual pieces) are placed together in a tray that is then passed off to the seamstresses. The tray of items makes its journey down the sewing machine line where each individual seamstress will do her part. Once completed, the suit is passed off to a technical inspector who will make sure all the seams are properly done, all logos are properly attached, and all the colors correct. Thsi inspector will also clean and condition the suit before wrapping it in protective plastic for shipping. Usually, the finished product is delivered to the client within 3 months of the measuring event, but 5-6 months or longer is also possible for any number of reasons.
Once delivered, it may be necessary for us to become involved again for an evaluation if the suit does not appear to fit properly. If it is determined that the suit does in fact need adjustment(s), then an After Sales process begins. Of course, we first want to make sure that the client understands how a technical leather garment is designed to fit. Dainese one-piece technical garments are designed through careful study of the body and its movements for the type of activity performed during professional competition. Whenever trying on a Dainese racing suit, the back protector must be inserted, and gloves, boots, and a racing under-suit must be worn together as a unit because the precise fit for the suit was designed with these items in mind. It is also important to understand the riding position on the motorcycle. One-piece suits are designed for super-sport bikes and so the riding position is more extreme: the trunk is
curved, the legs are pre-curved and tighter, and the suit follows the outline of the body while the riding position. This means that the suit should not be comfortable when the rider is standing. I.E. it should be a bit tight in the crotch, and the sleeves and legs should be to short because the correct length and feel will only be felt while in the correct ridding position on an appropriate super-sport bike. The wrinkles that form are perfectly normal and not a sign of excess material. A Dainese two-piece suit is designed more for touring use and therefor will be more comfortable when teh rider is standing and more comfortable in gereral than a one-piece. In this garment form, there may be more wrinkles around teh joints but again, these should no tbe considered as a sign of excess material but only as the fabric required to ensure freedom of movement and comfort while riding.
If a Custom Work garment does not seem to fit properly upon delivery, even after an extensive analysis performed by a trained staff member, then Dainese will take appropriate steps. Our staff will help to make sure that the areas of concern are documented with photos and new dimensions required. This information is then send off to the tailor and forwarded to Molvena for review. There are often several solutions to a fit problem, but in worst case, teh suit will have to be sent back to Molvena for adjustments.
In this case, Dainese will cover shipping costs and also all the costs associated with making any necessary adjustments. While this additional time spent without the custom garment can be frustrating, one must understand that bespoke garments in the clothing industry often require two or three or more visits to the tailor for adjustments. We do our best to get it right the first time, but it is a very difficult and precise process and so sometimes adjustments are necessary.
In this case, we will kindly ask for your patience.
MADE TO MEASURE LEATHER GARMENTS:
Are you interested in a made to measure leather garment 'F' levels: F2, F3 and F4?
Click on the "Measurements" button below to see all available models.
We are trained and certified by Dainese to sell made to measure articles.
It takes about 60 to 90 minutes to take all necessary measurements and discuss eventual color changes.
Simple add the model you are interested in to your shopping basket, and we will contact you to make an appointment with you.
Important note: All made to measure articles are considered over the counter articles. So they can only be sold to customers who can come to our shop.
CUSTOMIZED LEATHER GARMENTS
Are you interested in a customized leather garment 'F' level: F1?
Click on the "Design" button below to see all available models.
We are certified by Dainese to have customized articles made.
By adding these to your basket, you will be contacted by us to determine the correct size and change the design.
We have the technical drawings of each article available and can quickly make you a personal design.
Important note: Unlike made to measure garments, are all customizeable garment available for internet purchase. We can therefor ship these worldwide.