5 Great Leather Motorcycle Jackets, 5 Great Rides

Belstaff Knockhill Jacket
If you like Steve McQueen but don't want to look exactly like him, this upscale leather-touring jacket is as nice as it gets. It's not just a pretty face. The thick black bull grain leather provides great abrasive protection, and the mid thigh length provides that extra bit of cool weather warmth. Great Moto details like the reinforcements at hard points, vented pits and adjustable neck strap make this jacket even more practical. It's more than vintage sophistication so wear with caution. This jacket requires a right, slick but rugged two-wheeled steed. Wear it while riding Wrenchmonkees Monkee #60 Yamaha SR 400.

Belstaff Knockhill Jacket and Yamaha SR 400

Schott NYC Retro Cafe Racer
Not many American clothiers do retro Moto leather quite like this brand. The simple and crisp Cafe racer style is as stylish as they come. The protective sleeve caps look great, while the vintage racing stripes mimic the café racer culture. A zip chest pocket and sleeves, double snap banded collar and internal pocket top off this thick cowhide motor jacket with very nice touches. Your bike of choice should also be appropriately retro. Wear it while writing Harley-Davidson dark custom 883.

Schott NYC Jacket and Harley-Davidson 883 Iron

Rolands Sands Enzo
Roland Sands Designs make some of the best retro Moto jackets around. The cafe style jacket hits at the hip and is made her comfortable riding with rotated, curb sleeves so you minimize break in time. It's ready to go right out of the box. The shoulders and sleeves are fitted for armor and a longer back means minimal exposure in the saddle. The nicely oiled brown leather is appropriately vintage. Wear it while riding Deus Ex Machina French Connection.

Rolands Sands Enzo and Deus Ex Machina Motorcycle

Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket
This classic biker jacket will have you looking like Brando's Wild One. Your pals may call you a rebel without a brain when they see the price tag. This Italian may jacket is a stunner. The slick and soft lambskin leather will age beautifully and there are more zippers and you'll ever need. Wear it while riding Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. You can get this jacket half price with coupon at Cabelas.

Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket and Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

Levi's Made and Crafted Leather Biker Jacket
If you don't want bells and whistles and simple style is your mantra then this is the jacket for you. The hundred percent sheepskin is soft and supple and the basic motor design will look good anywhere. Zipped and snapped cuffs will keep your sleeve secure while the adjustable side buckles give you the right fit. Two zip chest and hand warmer pockets are the practical the core you need. It's got the right balance of classic and modern. Wear it while riding Ducati Monster 796.

Levi's Made and Crafted Leather Biker Jacket and Ducati Monster 796