Originally Posted by southern_nj
...which brand/model are thinner and natural looking...
Glenn: Vanity is a big thing with me, too...
So, over the years, I migrated with all my stuff from various brands, including BMW, to Rev'it. At this point, I have their full-on adventure suit, a summer suit, gloves (very good), boots. My wife also has at least two different garments from them. Wow - I did not even realize how much of that Kool-Aide I drank... I do have other high-end stuff in my closet as well, but Rev'it gets used most often.
Having the same problem as you, I have tried almost every brand-name but most felt quite bulky and/or stiff. My problem, beyond vanity, is that I am fairly short (at least compared to the slim & trim giants seen in apparel advertisements): 5'6" with 30" inseam and most pants were to long for me.
Rev'it makes a whole series of sizes, you should be able to find something that fits. The summer suit has a breathable, removable thin GoreTex-like wind-stopping liner. The all-weather suit has a waterproof liner and a fairly thin thermal liner - also good looking.
By the way, I am not a big believer in waterproof liners and generally use those only for added warmth in very low temperatures. These are too cumbersome to put on/off as the weather changes - you need to get completely undressed - and you wind up with wet riding suit on top. So, I use a Fieldsheer rainsuit on top of the Rev'it all-weather suit. The summer suit is much more svelte, so I use a thin BMW rainsuit over that one.
Anyway, being in South Jersey, you can check out all that stuff for yourself. The big mail-order dealer is Revzilla; they have a warehouse in Philly and you can go and see what they have in person. They are open only on certain days/hours - check before you go. Here is Revzilla's Philadelphia Store
. They have good prices and fast shipping - as well as a generous exchange policy. BTDT.