Leather Vests Unzipped: Finding Your Perfect Ride-or-Die Companion

Let’s get right into it. It’s a little like picking your favorite flavor of ice cream at a brand new ice-cream parlor when it comes to choosing the best custom leather biker vest. There are classics and slightly outlandish options. Who’s to judge? You can wear a leather vest whether you prefer the smooth lambskin or the more rugged cowhide. It makes you feel as if you are in a movie.

Cowhide, lambskin and other leathers aren’t just a biker joke. The materials you choose will determine your comfort and cool factor on the road. Cowhide? Cowhide? That’s a tough as nails friend who always has your back. The leather can withstand the heat, wind and even asphalt, if you’re in a bad situation. Lambskin, though? Like that stylish friend you always have with you on a night-out, it’s smooth, sleek and so chic.

The real interest lies in the craftsmanship. Have you ever bought an item that appeared great on the internet but then fell apart quicker than a house in a high-speed wind tunnel? It’s not fun. Leather vests are stitched with greater care than apple pie. It gets better with time, like your vest learns to fit you.

Pockets are important. Have you ever tried to stuff your phone into one of those small jeans pockets, only for it to fall out as soon as you sat down? It’s annoying, right? The pockets on vests that are well-designed can be deep enough for you to store your necessities without needing to perform an elaborate juggling routine every time.

Another game changer is the ability to adjust. Have you ever eaten so much that your belt needed to be loosened a few notches? You can get that breathing space with vests featuring side straps or laces.

Ventilation is next, because no one likes to feel like they are wrapped in plastic on a warm day. Smart people have figured out a way to add perforated panels or mesh linings into vests, so that air can flow through and keep you cool.

It’s not a good look to get road rash. It’s pretty cool that some vests have armor already attached. You can wear it like an invisible shield and still look rad.

It’s not as simple as choosing the “best”–it is more about finding what you like and keeping yourself safe. Some riders are more interested in gear that has been around for a long time (maybe not that long). Others are more interested in finding someone to create something unique, because why fit in when you’re born to be different?

Let’s wrap this up. I’m sure you’re thinking I’m a bit sarcastic, but finding the perfect leather motorcycle vest is all about what’s right for YOU. Your style, your needs while on the road and, let’s be honest, even your budget. Because let’s admit it, we don’t have unlimited funds. Take these tips and browse online or in stores until you find the vest that says “This is Me!” Wear it together like you’re the boss rider that I know you to be. Try to avoid falling asleep with our textbooks.