I wear pads, aramid panatalones, body armor, leather jacket, gloves, boots and a full face or I do not ride.
Knees, hips, tailbone, back, shoulders, elbows all have ce1 or ce2 rated armor.
I don’t go for full 'stitch but I think I can get close enough with modern textiles and armor – and still look like me.
Tank top is better than also having to pick ground cotton out of his flesh, I guess. I can’t imagine why he kept going with that wobble. He was completely asking to suffer.