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  • Classic Motorcycle Jacket I Sleeve Vents for air flow
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  • Classic Motorcycle Jacket I - Zipped up all the way with collar buttoned down
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  • Classic Motorcycle Jacket I Laced Sides offer great adjustability

Men's Classic Motorcycle Jacket I

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Starting at: $487.00
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  • Crafted from 1.4-1.6mm full grain leather.
  • Dual front, rear, and sleeve vents provide maximum airflow.
  • Adjustable half belt and laced sides make the Classic I an optimal riding jacket for all seasons.
  • Armor provisional pockets in the elbows, shoulders and back of most sizes* (armor not included)
  • Two inside pockets: Left with a snap closure, Right with a zipper closure.
  • Removable insulated full sleeve liner with hide-away fleece neck warmer.
  • Padded and extended kidney panel.
  • Antique Brass YKK Hardware.

*Some of our Men's Classic Motorcycle Jackets do not have the armor pockets. We are transitioning to all Classic Motorcycle Jackets having armor pockets, but as we update our stock there are limited sizes available without armor pockets. If you don't want armor pockets, please indicate it in the notes and we will ship as available.

Men's Classic Motorcycle Jackets are the most emotionally volatile and historically rich leather jackets we have. When I put one on I can't decide if I am going to ride a motorcycle, vandalize a town or give someone a ticket. Like any piece of great art it means different things to different people.

In 1953 at the age of seven, inspired by Marlon Brando in "The Wild One", I asked my parents if I could get a leather motorcycle jacket. At the time, I did not understand the social implications of the leather jacket. My mother looked at me like I had asked her if I could cannibalize my infant brother. She began to cry softly, ashamed that I was drawn to such evil.

I went on to become a small time juvenile delinquent and performed many reprehensible acts but none of them elicited the reaction this simple request did.

In addition to parental alienation, the Men's Classic I Jacket is well suited for motorcycle riding. It's cut extra long in the back with a padded kidney panel. Dual front and rear vents move the air easily through a mesh shell while an internal wind flap stops it cold at the zipper. A zip out full sleeve insulated liner means this motorcycle jacket is perfect for hot and cold weather riding.

Side lacing enables you to contour the leather motorcycle jacket to your body and an inside snap pocket is set in the leather facing where it won't rip out. Leather is 1.4 to 1.6 mm soft, thick and supple with a dull luster.

The difference between the Men's Classic Motorcycle Jacket I and Men's Classic Motorcycle Jacket II is that the Men's Classic Motorcycle Jacket I has a watch pocket and breast pocket on the left side and a half belt in front. Outside of that they are the same leather jacket.

Please read How Your Motorcycle Jacket Is Supposed To Fit if you have any questions on sizing.

Check out the reviews of the Men's Classic Motorcycle Jacket I at and You can read more third party reviews of Fox Creek Leather motorcycle jackets and other products here.

Warranty Information

Made in USA - Lifetime Guarantee
Our lifetime guarantee covers the workmanship and materials on all of our American made chaps, jackets, vests and pants as long as they are owned by the original purchaser. This includes any problem with snaps, zippers, seams and grommets that arise due to normal use of the garment.

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Free shipping to USA. Usually ships within 24 hours.
Tall Recommended for 6'1" or taller

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  1. Very well made jacket 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 4th 2017

    This jacket is very well made in the USA! If that sort of thing is important to you. It is to me. It is nice that it is ventilated. It is a heavy jacket though which is a double edged sword. Safer but adds weight for sure!

  2. Classic 1 Jacket 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 28th 2017

    Well folks I Bought this Jacket about 6 months ago, Took a few tries to get the right size but they were great about it. Sent jacket before I had even returned the first one (wrong size was my fault by the way) Rode with a Schott for years which is an excellent jacket but this one beats it hands down. Warmer and the Schott I had used permanent lining so in summer it was hot. This one has Breather Zippers and removable lining, absolutely love this jacket. But be aware it is heavy LOL, Not a light weight weekend warrior type Leather for sure.

  3. Best leather jacket on the market 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 26th 2016

    I just ordered and received my second jacket from your company,the only reason I ordered another was the first one I out grew,lol...yes gained some weight since my first jacket I bought in 2006.the first jacket is still in excellent I was expecting nothing less but great quality from the second one,which I was right on.thanks fox creek,you are the best in the biz...

  4. Brando Style 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 16th 2016

    If you're looking for an old school leather jacket with a few of the modern comforts such as air vent cooling and the option to adorn your jacket with armor inserts then look no further. Before you read much further remember one thing, you get what you pay for...period. Yes this jacket is pricy but, its quality that you will not find elsewhere, trust me I've tried and have come up snake eyes every time. If you think that your best interest lay in wrapping yourself in cheap leather, just remember that if and when you hit the pavement and your "protection" blows apart...dress for the slide not the ride. Anyways, this leather is simply beautiful, its noticeably thicker than anything else I've seen around yet very soft, pliable and free of defects and marring in the grain. The jacket does have some heft to it, its a little heavier but, its because you easily have 3 times if not more thickness in hide. The fit and finish is second to none, the stitching is superb and all of the seems are beautifully addressed. All of the hardware is brass matched with YKK zippers that offer smooth zipping and unzipping even with a gloved hand. All of the snaps are solid and take a bit of manipulation to unsnap which means its not going to haphazardly come unsecured. Interior lining is very plush to include the linings of the pocket spaces which is a welcome feeling for your hands. The zip out liner is secured with a full inner loop zipper running from the bottom edge of the jacket all the way around the collar to the other bottom edge and the arms are secured with a small pass through button found at the cuff end which is secured to a small elastic fastener offering a slight bit of movement when manipulating your arms. I have noticed that the removable liner, when zipped into the jacket does restrict my arm movement slightly, I wish that it was a little more forgiving but this is not enough for me to discredit the jacket. The side waist adjustments are a nice feature allowing a more custom fit which is handy when bulking up for cooler rides yet can be synched down for a more form fit when just a T-shirt and jacket are more comfortable. The lacing system is finished with brass grommets (as is the waist belt) so there is no worry of the lacing every cutting into the leather. Arms offer a nice tapper at the cuff to secure around your wrist and come with a long zipper to allow a comfortable fit...with or without gloves. The tapper is nice enough to allow a gauntlet glove to fit over or, if left unzipped can accommodate your favorite riding glove slipped under the cuff. The arm length is perfect zipped or unzipped both on and off the bike, not too long that your hand disappears when your arms are at your side and not too short when you're on the skoot. I cant go much further without mentioning something about the customer service. Fox Creek Leather has a customer service team every bit as good as their leather. Very helpful, polite and accommodating. Service and questions are answered promptly not to mention their leather comes with a lifetime guarantee and its made in the USA so, the only question is...what do you have to lose?

  5. Worth the Money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 25th 2015

    I am very satisfied. I admit, I was hesitant on dropping more than $500 on a jacket. The tall size fits great. The numerous pockets and zippers are well thought out. It is much warmer than my HD jacket. It is heavy, but that's a good thing. The removable lining has sleeves (not the vest type lining like my HD jacket). My only issue is the collar rubs on the bottom back of my helmet (German). It tends to fight you, a little, when you turn your head.
    Thank you Fox Creek Leather.

  6. A Trip Through Banff Alberta 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 12th 2015

    My experience with Fox Creek Leather started in 2013 when I needed saddle bags for my Harley Street Bob. I am very particular ,and very critical and know exactly what I want, but rarely ever find.
    By accident I came across Fox Creek Leather. There leather goods all looked good to me on line---They were Made in the USA. All Guaranteed for life. So what more could I ask for? Reluctantly I took a chance and ordered the bags. They arrived within a week, and my critical eye could find no fault.
    I was so impressed with the workmanship and service and quality of the bags that I placed an order for the Leather Classic I jacket, then the chaps, then the vest, then two The Belts, then Gloves , half helmets, and now I am waiting for the new Drifter jacket to arrive.
    Fox Creek Leather is one of the very few places left in the USA, that takes pride in what they do. From the young ladies that answer the phone, from the quality of their products my critical nature could find no fault. The world we live in can sometimes leave us, at times, disappointed. But you will not be disappointed when dealing with Fox Creek Leather, in fact you will most likely be left with a strangely warm feeling in your heart.
    Thank You to all the people that make Fox Creek what it is.

  7. Great Jacket Part II! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 22nd 2014

    Over the summer I purchased Fox Creek Leathers Grayson Jacket as I needed a cool looking café racer style jacket to rock on my BMW R NineT but also give me the necessary protection. I purchased armor on one of the big motorcycle sites to go with it and it fit great with no trimming necessary.
    I had to go through a few jackets to get the sizing right. I am a slim size 44, 6’1”, 205lbs and a 34” waist, shoulder to shoulder I am 19.5”. I thought that 44 in Fox Creek would work so that is what I ordered. I was impressed by the quality of the leather and the finishing of the jacket. I was disappointed in the fit as it fit like grandpa’s jacket in the way it hung with too much space in the torso and not something that someone in their 30’s would wear.
    I did not want to give up on Fox Creek yet as I wanted to own this amazing jacket. I decided to try size 42. Fox Creek sent out a 42 on their honor system which I received two days later. The 42 fit so much better and was not tight even with the liner in. I would actually go down half a size if they sold half sizes. The only issue I had with the 42 was that it should have been a 42L. I called Fox Creek and they sent out a 42L which was a little long in the sleeves but covers nicely when on the bike. At this point I had a kitchen full of Fox Creek jackets as I had also ordered one for the wife.
    The Grayson has been so comfortable and sleek looking over the summer and the fall--both on and off the bike so I decided that I wanted to get myself something nice for Christmas. Since I already had the café racer bit down, I decided to go with more of a classic for when I’m on my cruiser. I debated the Classic I and the Commander and ended up going with the Classic I.
    What can I say? Fox Creek Leather is 2 for 2. I stayed with the same sizing as the 42L worked out great in the Grayson (although I would have taken a 41L if it existed). The leather is thick and soft and whomever sewed it together took the time to match the leather in the arms to each other as the torso piece is slightly smother and the arms are a little more pebbled but match each other nicely. The fit is very good and I can easily wear thermals or a sweater underneath for winter riding (heated gloves, a thermal and a Fox Creek jacket with the liner in are all that I have needed so far when riding in the high 20s-low 30s). I now have two favorite jackets and I can’t wait for some warmer weather to test out the airflow on the Classic I (it is great on the Grayson).
    Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase and find Fox Creek Leather to be a great value when compared to other top-of-the-line jackets. I’m glad that they don’t come in brown as I may be tempted to pick up a couple in brown as well. I hope that Fox Creek Leather keeps doing what they do which is giving us quality leather goods that are designed to look good and take a beating.

  8. Classic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 19th 2014

    I am 5'9", 220 lbs, 52" chest and the 3X fits perfectly. A heavy jacket, feels like soft Rhinoceros leather. Amazingly well made compared to well known motorcycle brand jackets. I love it. Makes me feel like I'm riding with Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, and Steve McQueen.

  9. United States 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 27th 2014

    I first ordered the Rebel Vest II and then the Maverick gloves. I got my wife as a late Mother's Day gift the women's Classic Motorcycle Jacket I and when it arrived I knew I had to get one for myself, so that day I placed my order for the men's Classic Motorcycle Jacket I. I received my jacket two days later and even though it was 89 degrees I just had to wear it but with the front, back, sleeve vents and removable liner I could ride in complete comfort and style.
    I'm 6'2" and did not specify that I wanted a long, but after placing my order I received an e-mail from customer service suggesting I should get a long. They even put in how much more it would be. I find this company to be more customer friendly then a big name retailer or store at the local mall. I have told the guys I ride with about your site and a buddy ordered the Drifter Leather Motorcycle Jacket. I will be ordering from you guys again. Thank you.

  10. Just the best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 13th 2014

    I have wanted a jacket like this for some time. I just didn't know how good it could be.
    When I started riding, I knew I needed some leathers for protection. I've always liked the feel of leather but I had seen so many cheap leathers at shows and knew them to be a waste of money.
    I searched around quite a bit and finally found a small Virginia company called Fox Creek Leather. I was so happy to find a company that sold made in America products, in my home state and with a great return policy. I had to save up for quite some time but the INVESTMENT was well worth it. I say investment because I feel that the money spent has gone toward protecting my skin and that seems worth it.
    The leather, on my Classic Motorcycle Jacket I, is thick but soft. Everyone that touches my jacket stops in their tracks and comments on the feel. This is not high fashion soft leather but thick supple leather that can take winter cold, getting caught in the rain on the highway, hot summer sun and just keep looking better every day.
    On cold days, 30's, I can throw on a hoodie underneath my jacket (with the liner) and I'm comfortable. On the cool days, 40's, I'm good with just the liner and a t-shirt. When it warms up, start with removing the liner then open those vents! As long as you're moving it's like air conditioning.
    I wasn't aware of the armor pockets until the first warm season with the jacket. I was removing the liner and felt the pockets in the shoulders and elbows. I used the armor from my other jacket ant they fit perfect. Just another feature I like about this thing.
    It's now been a few years since I got this jacket. It's broken in so well it's like a second skin. I love this jacket! It's become a part of me and I don't know what I'd do without it. Actually, I'd buy another one just like it from Fox Creek Leather.

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