Aerostich

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Aero Design & Mfg. Co. Inc.
Sole proprietorship
Industry Catalog/Online Retail, Clothing Design & Manufacturing
Founded 1983
Founder Andy Goldfine
Headquarters Duluth, Minnesota
Area served
US & Canada, ships worldwide.
Key people
Andy Goldfine, Kim Brody
Products Motorcycle rider suits and motorcycling accessories
Services Suit alteration and repair
Revenue US$ 6 million (2004)
Owner Andy Goldfine
Number of employees
100 (2004)
Website http://www.aerostich.com/

Aerostich is a company based in Duluth, Minnesota that produces and sells motorcycle safety clothing and other motorcycle related equipment, such as GPS systems, luggage, and hand tools. It was founded in 1983 by Andy Goldfine, who is also the founder of the nonprofit Ride To Work, Inc. and was elected to a third three-year term as an American Motorcyclist Association board member in 2008.[1][2][3][4]

They are best known for the textile protective clothing they create, including the one-piece Roadcrafter suit and Darien jacket.[5] Some track day organizations, such as NESBA, allow riders to use textile suits such as the Aerostich instead of full racing leathers.[6]

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  1. ^ "GOLDFINE ELECTED TO AMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS". American Motorcyclist Association. February 16, 2004. 
  2. ^ AMA BOARD ELECTS SMILIE CHAIRMAN, APPOINTS BURLESON -- Goldfine, Long, & Sutton re-elected as corporate Directors --. American Motorcyclist Association. February 18, 2006. 
  3. ^ "AMA ANNOUNCES BOARD ELECTION RESULTS". American Motorcyclist Association. February 18, 2008. Andy Goldfine Aerostich/Riderwearhouse Term expires: February 2011 
  4. ^ "AMA Board Member Andy Goldfine". Home » About the AMA » Board of Directors. American Motorcyclist Association. 
  5. ^ "BUSINESS DIARY; Fashion Forward". The New York Times. February 14, 1999. Forget dressing for success: Loud Suits Save Lives. That grabber of a headline comes atop an announcement of a new line of clothing in Hi-Viz Lime Yellow, a bilious but hard-to-miss color used on fire engines. The line is from Aerostich/Riderwearhouse, which says the new garment option is intended to serve the special needs of the urban and bad-weather commuter and others who value visibility and recognition' 
  6. ^ "Personal Equipment Needed". NESBA Rider's Manual (PDF). Northeast Sportbike Association. Winter 2008. p. 20. Leather or textile riding suits (i.e., Cordura, Kevlar, or Aerostich-type). No textile suits will be allowed in the Advanced group. Two-piece suits must zip together; full circumference is required. Airmesh-style suits (where you can see your skin through them) will NOT be permitted. 

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