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Paid expedited shipping but clothes won't get here. So I've done a number of theme bands and clothing is always difficult. This band I'm playing with this weekend has a biker feel but playing a wedding. I ordered stuff online that's almost formal biker, but it's not making it. How would a biker dress for a wedding? I'm gonna bring a vest and several long sleeved shirts along with bandannas and caps, black jeans....I guess I'lll figure it out.

 

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Last gig I played with these guys I asked, and the answer was "well, pretty much like normal, maybe a little nicer". Well, normal is bandannas leather and chains. What's a little bit nicer? Lol

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Don't know about for a wedding, but generally you shouldn't be wrong with any Harley themed clothing or boots. Your local Harley dealer likely has a good (if not cheap) line of that clothing.

In colder weather, I've played in the praise band with my (no logo) biker leather jacket and Harley boots.

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In colder weather, I've played in the praise band with my (no logo) biker leather jacket and Harley boots.

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I would do what my band calls the 'rock look' or the 'dressy rock' look. Tight jeans, cool shoes, maybe a designer T shirt and modern well-fitting leather jacket.

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1) "Formal biker" sounds oxymoronish to me.

 

2) Not all leather is biker leather. Bikers can spot a poser from miles away.

 

3) Don't touch the bikes without asking!

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Having been at many biker weddings, I would suggest that you dress like yourself, unless you ARE a biker. Way too many wannabes in this world.

 

Also, skip any Harley Davidson motif unless you know the participants ride Harleys (and, believe it or not, many bikers don't).

 

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... skip any Harley Davidson motif unless you know the participants ride Harleys (and, believe it or not, many bikers don't).
And unless you actually know something about Harleys. Harley riders are like musician gear heads. Like guitar players, if they see you wearing Harley gear, they'll immediately want to talk to you about pickups or Harley models or whatever it is guitar players and Harley riders talk about. Keyboard players of course just have meaningful conversations about keyboards.
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And unless you actually know something about Harleys. Harley riders are like musician gear heads. Like guitar players, if they see you wearing Harley gear, they'll immediately want to talk to you about pickups or Harley models or whatever it is guitar players and Harley riders talk about.

 

Funny when I wear my Indian gear Harley riders don't talk to me :laugh:

 

Actually most bikers really don't what you ride.

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My first band is the official band of the Harley club, Thursday Night Riders....They are super nice and anytime I have a gig, I can put any nice long shirt, or a T-Shirt talking about music or a white shirt....The other members, well, not all, just the guitarist and the singer have their TNR (Thurday night riders...) black shirt but they have never asked me to change anything....What they like and exo CR from me is that I do a killer solo on my C2 or a sweet synth/brass sound on any of your classic rock repertoire and that's it....
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