Sorry for the first stupid question but where do you usually buy helmets, jackets and gloves?
I just cannot find a good local store. I went to CycleGear and they have a couple of leather jackets that look like **** and all of their helmets are Bilt, which I don't want. Other than that they had 1 Shoei for $400.
They are saying that they can order anything for me. So funny. If I knew what I wanted I would order it myself.
For a jacket...
Try a Harley dealer. They might say Harley on them but they do sell good stuff.
Helmets I'd try them or another bike dealer. I don't know where you live so I can't be specfic. My Yamaha dealer had a good selection.
Always a good idea to try on a helmet rather than guessing your size and just ordering it online. A helmet should fit tightly, having a salesman that knows how to fit you is a big plus.
Once you find your size remember each maker is different. A "medium" from one company might not fit the same as a medium from another. Worse still is even diffrent models from the same maker can vary.
I have a Shoei RF 1100. Yes, it cost 300 bucks, but my head is worth more than that.
You can always buy online after trying one on at a shop. (If same model and maker)
After seeing a guy with no nose and half his jaw gone at an ER, I only wear a full face helmet now.....