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Ode to the Ghost Dance
The Ghost Dance was at the epicenter of a spiritual movement that swept Native American nations in 1889. It is believed the proper practice of the dance will resurrect spirits to fight for American Indian liberation, also emphasizing unity and peace.
Threatened by the dance, the government deployed troops and put an end to it, resulting in a number of deaths including that of Chief Sitting Bull.
This was followed by the massacre at Wounded Knee, after which the dance went underground. The jacket serves as an ode to The Ghost Dance, and symbolizes unity, freedom, truth and peace.
Cool. What about the jacket?
What makes Ghost Dance Rider different from any other fringe suede jacket on the market? It's made for bikers, so it comes standard with a front zipper (because buttons are powerless against the wind's fury) plus it has a CE armor option for back, elbow and shoulder protection (yes get that one).
Just be ready to field a ton a "where'd you get that cool jacket" questions.
All Biker Dope™ jackets have a hidden pocket with an emergency credit card knife.
• Genuine suede
• CE Approved armor in all the right places.
• Water resistant, plus fringes wick away water
• Your choice:
- 20 colors of suede (which may get you 50 shades of grey)
- jagged edged bottom (or make a custom request for a straight edge).
OPTIONS + A PERFECT FIT
Please leave us a note during checkout with your measurements for a perfect fit (see chart below).
If your color isn't shown as an ordering option, refer to our suede color chart and leave us a note with your preferred color during checkout. Our model here is rocking Taupe.
Note the unique jagged edge design of the jacket's bottom. If you prefer the bottom to be cut in a conventional, straight design, let us know about that during checkout too.
Or just email us with any info and include your order number and name.
LEVEL OF PROTECTION
This stylish jacket is made of supple suede. Are you trading in protection for lightness, comfort and style? Yes you are.
While the CE-approved armor will go a long way towards protecting you, suede does not offer as much abrasion resistance as cowhide (which our other riding jackets are made from).
If you're looking for thick leather with track-level protection (ahem, squids), then you'll want to check out Biker Dope's Lone Wolf jacket.
Delivery: 1-2 weeks
p.s. if the jacket looks too big for our model, Michelle Montorsi, it's because she's wearing yours.
All Biker Dope jackets and riding shirts come with CE Approved armor for all the right places. We're eating the cost, but we prefer our customers alive and in one piece. If you don't like it just don't install the armor until you need it.
All Biker Dope jackets come with an emergency credit card knife. It is razor sharp. Don’t be a dumbass. Please exercise caution when opening and handling.
Better yet, watch this tutorial
Fun fact: This jacket was featured in the indy horror film series Untitled Anthology, pictured here on set worn by actress Phyllicia Saltzgaber (release, 2020).