So I always wear a lid now that I'm a grown-up and have long since moved away from that part of the motorcycling world where flat black invisibility is cool and no lid is optimal. Now I use full face lids w/o fail. I'm getting ready to buy a new one for the coming season. This has prompted me to look for the rest of the proper gear since I recently acquired a gixxer 1k and have not even ridden it yet, but some Youtube viewing has given me an idea how fast they are and how hard a person can hit the ground when they fuck up riding a 1000. I have not ridden this bike yet r/t snow, and I wont lie, I'm nervous about it and want adequate protection. I dont want to be a squid haha. I have a good heavy Triumph leather and a Joe Rocket summer mesh jacket both with Kevlar shoulders and elbows. I feel adequately covered there but I will add some back protection to the existing jackets. I'll be picking up a new solid white Arai Signet GT for my weird shaped head. What I have been wearing is usually urban style leather boots and blue jeans, but always with the jacket and lid, regardless of weather. Now I'm ready to move up to ATG ATT instead of some of the gear all the time. I've been looking at gloves but the problem I always have is the L are not wide enough and XL are too long, wondering if anyone with wider paws out there can recommend anything not made in China that may work for L size with comfortable width. There is so much conflicting info out there that I cant get through a lot of it. Boots, same issue, I wear an 11.5 wide, I can go with a 12 but they get a touch clunky. My urban boots are 11.5 EE and they fit great but I had to go to Tacoma to try and buy. I'm hoping for some proper riding boots that are comfortable enough to tour and walk with yet still offer visibility and protection without making me look like a Storm Trooper. Again something available in increased widths and not made in China. I'll have to go to Ft Collins to buy them (12 hour round trip, so it's all good) as its almost always a fit fail to order gloves or footwear online. Pants, I've been looking at these. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-airwave-2-pants in gray. I cant seem to find any locally to try on and I cant see where they are manufactured. Again I'm looking for something that gives me visibility and comfort without the boy racer look, and of course not made in China. I cant buy boots online, I have to try 50 pair of shoes/boots to find a pair that fit right. EDIT, I see that Airwaves are made in Vietnam, which is fine with me. I hope to try some on. I'm just fishing for anyone that has some favorites that meet these criteria. I'm not sure if I can buy pants online, it depends on if riding pants are true to their stated size and I can measure waist and inseam, then order something that is likely to fit. I noticed that jeans mostly are highly inconsistent with sizing and must be tried on. Not sure if riding pants are that way too. I have to go to Ft Collins pretty soon anyway, figured that would be a great time to find a large vendor of gear and try some stuff on, incl a new lid. Wisdom welcome and appreciated as I "Gear up" for the season I'm so looking forward to. I know there are more vendors near Denver but I cant get very far into the city without melting down haha. Ft Collins is a straight shot off the slab so less painful. Also any good vendors any Coloradans can recommend adjacent to Ft Collins? I know it's a lot, thanks for reading and sharing your favs. TIA.