Is that famous saying about Henry Ford’s Model T apocryphal or real? Who knows, but it certainly applies to textile motorcycle pants. It’s next to impossible to find decent pants that aren’t black. I’ve called all the local dealers and none of them have anything in stock and are not aware of any brands that sell pants in a non-black color choice.

I’ve seen some limited reviews and mention of textile pants online but they’re typically only available mail-order direct from the manufacturer. None of the bigger retailers online seem to carry pants that aren’t black, and clothing is something I like to try on in person anyway.

Jackets are easy to find in non-black color choices, but why not pants? Is there some functional reason why they’re always black?