Dainese recently launched the Dainese Settantadue (Dainese72) brand, a collection of lifestyle apparel and premium motorcycle gear that celebrates their rich history in motorsports. The name Settantadue comes from the Italian word for seventy-two, the year in which Dainese started their journey in making protective wear. The collection is packed with Italian style and unmatched attention to detail and the crown jewel is the Patina72 Leather Jacket.
Upon first glance the Patina72 has a classic leather motorcycle jacket silhouette, form fitting and minimalist in its design. Take a closer look and you’ll notice the unique character of the patina in the soft drum-dyed premium leather brought together with premium gold zippers and hardware. Moving on to the interior, the Patina72 has a printed polyester lining adorned with “Demon Flower” artwork, commissioned by New York artist Othelo Gervacio specifically for this collection. Every detail was meticulously designed and the team at Dainese was uncompromising with the quality of materials and craftsmanship in the construction. While this jacket is far more on the fashion-forward end of the spectrum, it does come fitted with removable Dainese Soft Pro-armor Protectors in the shoulders and elbows as well as a pocket for a back protector.
All of that premium Italian goodness comes at a price of $1,099.95 USD. You can pick one up online at dainese.com or at a Dainese D Store near you.
Dainese Settantadue Patina72 Leather Jacket
Road Tested by Arrick Maurice
My first thought when I spotted The Dainese Settantadue Patina72 Leather Jacket was that this is the kind of jacket you keep forever and one day pass on to your son. It’s timeless in its design, constructed of premium materials and appeared to be one of those pieces that would only get better with age. I picked up the first one to arrive at the D Store in Orange County and my first impression was that it lived up to the hype. The look, the feel, the smell, the attention to detail in every stitch of the leather… it had the makings of a jacket you would keep for a lifetime.
Fast forward a few months and I’m still enamored with this jacket. It’s not necessarily the one I reach for when I go for a long and spirited ride, but it was never intended to be. I tend to wear it for rides around town or out and about during those cooler California nights. True to its name, both the fit and the patina of the leather have only improved with age and I expect this will get progressively better over the years. When you take out the shoulder and elbow pads, it also makes a great lifestyle jacket with authenticity that major fashion brands can never truly replicate in the overpriced “motorcycle inspired” leather wear that you’re sure to find in their collections year after year.
In conclusion, this jacket is for you if you appreciate Italian design and craftsmanship. This is a jacket you buy if you care about the details. This is not a product of fast fashion, meant to be consumed and thrown away. It is also not the jacket you buy if you’re looking for the latest and greatest in safety tech from Dainese. They have other products for that… You buy the Dainese Settantadue Patina72 Leather Jacket for the memories you will make in it and the lifetime of value it will provide you… or maybe even two lifetimes. Oh, and because it looks damn good.