Here's another excellent source of top quality leathers which are made right here in the U.S. in Virginia. They make most all of what they sell. I have their chaps, leather jeans, vest, winter gloves, summer gloves. Obviously I would not have bought all these items separatly if I wasb't completely satisfied. Their leather is soft as butter and most items can be customized to a rider's choice. www.foxcreekleather.com
Gargoyle had a bad experience with Leatherup.
Here's what he says.
"Re: Leather? Go there Fri, 04 February 2005 08:56
They have good prices but their customer service is not very good. I
ordered 2 pairs of boot a week and a half ago. After three day they
charged my credit card. I did not get a email shipping notification
so I called. It took 8-10 tries over a day to finally get thru(kept
getting a busy signal). They said one of the pairs of boots I
ordered were in fact out of stock even though their web site listed
as available. They said even though they charged my credit card for
the out of stock boots they wanted to know if I would try a larger
or smaller pair. I said no to cancel the out of stock boots and send
the pair in stock. They still haven't shipped the in stock boots
yet. If I can get thru on the phone today I will cancel the order.
Most companies don't charge your credit card till the item actually
ships. I doubt I will buy from them again."
I bought 2 vest just before Christmas, Price is good,
Quality of leather is good,
Shipping is prompt.
my problem is one of the laces was VERY poor quality, It actually broke when I tried to adjust it. no big deal if you have a source close buy, but I did not. I emailed them, Never ever got a
response. waited till I could go into Houston and just bought one.
I got one of LeatherUp's classic motorcycle jackets last year. I figured for $60 it was worth checking out. Quality seems to be OK, especially for the price. Once the jacket arrived, I found I ordered the jacket a bit small (wishful thinking), so I filled out the return form and sent her back. Had no problems and received the new jacket promptly.
One of the sleeve zippers has lost the part that you hold onto (no idea what to call that), but it hasn't bothered me much as the zipper itself is still working.
The only other thing that bothered me a bit is there's an American Flag emblem sewn into the inside of the jacket but elsewhere there's a very, very small tag that says, "Made in Pakistan." Unfortunately, that type of misdirection is probably rather commom nowadays.
Overall, I'm sure there are better made jackets out there, but not for $59.95.
Not all motorcycle leather jackets are for motorcycles, some are just
to look cool, and probably come apart when you crash. In respect
to leather buy quality stuff not stuff made by Osama bin laden in Pakistan.
I know most of the stuff is made overseas, but quality matters when
your sliding on asphalt.
Easier said than done...I bought a Vanson leather jacket...excellent quality, excellent leather and a premium price...mine has the american flag label and even states on it Vanson Leather Fall River Massachusetts...after I had owned the jacket a few months one day i noticed a little tag hidden under the size tag that says "made in pakistan"...go figure...I thought I was paying a premium for an american made leather jacket...guess I can't get to upset though...I do ride an "unamerican" made bike...I don't want to be a hypocrite.
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