Motorcycle club designs are known for their impressive iconography, but the matching merch is about much more than just an eye-catching logo. A sea of bikers cruising by in custom motorcycle club apparel can speak even louder than the snarling beasts they’re perched on and leave an impact long after the engine’s roar has faded away.
Motorcycle club apparel—like custom t-shirts, sweaters/jackets, or even face masks—is a mark of community which can bind a group together and tell a compelling story about the club in the process. Whether you’re a group of new riders, highway hounds, or veteran cruisers, here are five reasons to rep your set with custom biker gang clothing (and more).
Foster a sense of community
Why did you start riding? Maybe it was to save gas, or to look cool (no judgement!), or to inject some fun into your commute. Ask enough bikers why they ride, however, and you’ll begin to hear a common answer: the people. Waves from passing motorcyclists, compliments—or playful jabs—from fellow riders, and access to any number of rallies and festivals are evidence that the motorcyclist community is very real, and custom motorcycle club apparel is an excellent way to foster that same sense of community among your rider group.
Boost visibility—and membership
On or off your bike, custom moto club shirts guarantee you’ll be seen. Stunning custom designs can spark up conversation with fellow riders—allowing you to bond over how you both “would rather be riding right now”—and potentially pique the interest of a prospective member in the process. Custom gear can also create an air of exclusivity and make existing members feel even more proud to be a part of the club. Whether you’re looking to grow your club or instill envy in non-members, custom motorcycle club designs are the way to go.
Stick together even when you’re apart
In challenging times (including—but not limited to—a pandemic, ahem) group rides may be on pause for any number of reasons. But that doesn’t mean your club pride has to be! Whether away for the holidays, distancing due to COVID, or just plain busy (it happens!), motorcycle club designs on t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, and masks are a great way to stick together despite the distance—while fueling anticipation for that next joyous group ride.
Pro-tip: print more than you need, because even non-members will love a motorcycle club support shirt!
Create a culture that lasts long after the ride ends
The best motorcycle club designs are visually stunning, but they also help to create a brand around the club and its particular culture. As much as motorcycle club apparel is designed to represent your club, it also tethers the club to motorcycling at large and all clubs that came before—creating a generations long “brotherhood” or “sisterhood” and honoring a long-standing tradition. Whether you’re rough riders or friendly flyers, your custom motorcycle club apparel perfectly captures your group’s culture and cements your place in motorcycle club history.
Keep comfortable on even the longest rides
Real Thread custom shirts are where fun meets function, and on long rides you’ll want to make sure your custom motorcycle club apparel feels as good as it looks. With fabrics, fits, and textures for any taste and comfort level, custom prints from Real Thread make for a comfortable and breathable base layer on short cruises and marathon rides alike.
Ride in style with Real Thread
Whether you’re looking to show some club pride, nail down the perfect Christmas gift for the riders in your life, or create a lasting legacy for your bike gang, custom motorcycle club apparel will get the job done. And no matter the goal, Real Thread is your go-to for custom motorcycle club apparel. With hundreds of styles to choose from and comfortable and resilient fabrics guaranteed to please the whole gang, the experts in all things custom at Real Thread will help you rep your club and ride in style. Plus, our 20-item order minimum accommodates clubs of all sizes—so as your rider group grows, your rate will shrink.
Let’s get rolling!
Ready to get your custom order started? We thought so! Real Thread makes the entire process a breeze—allowing you to drag and drop your design on any style and perfect your finished product. If you need an extra hand, however, our printing pros are on standby and are ready to help you create the best motorcycle club gear the open road has ever seen.