- Crafted from 1.4-1.6mm thick, supple, 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 (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.
This 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 through a mesh shell while an internal wind flap stops it cold at the zipper.
A zip out full sleeve insulated liner means this jacket is perfect for hot and cold weather riding.
Side lacing enables you to contour the jacket to your body. An inside snap pocket is set in the leather facing where it won't rip out.
"Men's classic motorcycle jackets are the most emotionally volatile and historically rich 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 motorcycle jacket. At the time, I did not understand the social implications of the 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. " ~ Paul, Founder of Fox Creek Leather
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.
Posted by William Smith 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?
Worth the Money
Posted by Tony B 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.
A Trip Through Banff Alberta
Posted by Gary MacMinagil 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.
Great Jacket Part II!
Posted by Madd Mike 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.
Posted by Daryl V. Krug 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.
Posted by Brad 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.
Just the best
Posted by Fredi R. 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.
Crème de la Crème
Posted by Alan D. on Jan 4th 2014
I owned one of these jackets for some years, bought second-hand. Fox Creek helped me determine its' age, and it was found to be one of their earliest examples. As such they have made several tailoring and finishing improvements over the ensuing years.
(Quick digression: Why did I sell it? Had to give up mo'sickles for a while. Now back on bikes and bitterly regret not keeping the jacket).
This jacket was my first Fox Creek Leather product, and I was so impressed I've since bought many more of their items and am about to do so yet again! Like many who have to purchase from a different country (I'm in England UK) or otherwise from afar it is a leap of faith the first time, but Fox Creek Leather staff have been more than helpful, it is very worthwhile emailing any concerns or questions, and the buying experience overall is as good as it gets.
Be aware if you do purchase from the UK that customs duties, import duties and VAT will add quite a bit to the cost, though I've found even with this the significant or excellent quality of the products mean that the value-for-money is still the best there is.
Even though I bought this as a used item, straight away I was aware of the noticeable weight, quality and suppleness of leather. It seems to be a Fox Creek Leather trade secret how to make leather so strong and durable and yet so soft and supple.
A quick clean and application of leather polish brought it back to 'as new' standard, and no-one could detect it wasn't a new item, which speaks volumes for how hard-wearing a jacket this was.
Although I'm not a 'heavy' or 'clumsy' user, inevitably one will rub against things and the surfaces remained unmarked. A little mink oil or leather polish kept the jacket in pristine condition. I hold the opinion it is a very good-looking jacket, which adds to the pleasure and pride of ownership. The detachable lining certainly added to the warmth, and the side lacing was an inspired idea to help obtain a perfect fit depending upon what was worn underneath or carried in the inside pockets.
During my ownership, the stitching, stud-poppers and zips remained as new, and to be honest because of the high build quality I expected no other. (A moment of deviation - as Fox Creek Leather products are hand-made it is possible a mistake could occur, though I have found should this happen then the error is made good without quibbling. Well done.) Both the detachable lining and fixed mesh lining remained unsullied and undamaged, with no detectable wear.
The black leather coloring was rich, and methinks this is where top-quality drum-dyed leather is unbeatable.
Because of the thick leather, it is not only very protective but also a somewhat warm item, so being able to remove the lining and open vents was a pleasure during those balmy summer days we all dream of. Conversely, the leather has an excellent degree of being water-repellent as when caught in a shower nowt cold and wet leaked through.
Being such a substantial item, in hot summer it was too much to wear once off the bike until the evening brought lesser temperatures.
The rear length is just as it should be, it will keep your kidneys covered and back warm. Quite a few other manufacturers could take note here.
With regard to sizing, my advice would be to UK buyers to go up one size e.g. if you're a 46 then buy a 48 as this will give a relaxed or comfortable fit as opposed to a close (though not tight) fit.
The front strap-and-buckle needs a word of caution - if you ride anything other than a cruiser style it's all to easy for the buckle to catch against the rear of the fuel tank. The watch pocket and slanted chest pocket are probably a boon if you're right-handed, for us lefties maybe less so. As the Mark II version has, to me, a much cleaner/smoother look without the buckle, watch and slanted pockets it gets my preferred vote, doubly so due to being said lefty.
Would I buy it again with the benefit of hindsight? Oh yes, without hesitation. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. In fact I'm just about to buy another one, only the Mark II for reasons stated. I expect it will become a family heirloom as I don't think it will ever expire with age or crumble because of inferior materials.
Excellent and then some build quality, heavyweight, durable, protective, and all backed up by a caring company. As Arnie said "I'll be back".
Awesome Product & Service
Posted by Frank on Aug 18th 2013
I decided to give my 2 cents worth because I'm just so impressed by the Fox Creek Leather experience & product.
Being in South Australia I'd bought leathers from Walden Miller Leather right here in Adelaide. A 2 piece sport suit over 20 years ago (and I can vouch for their scratch resistance) and a cruiser jacket, similar in appearance to this Fox Creek jacket. I thought Walden Miller was the best.....until now!
This Classic Motorcycle Jacket 1 from Fox Creek Leather all up, including shipping, cost me about $20 more than the WM jacket bought 3 years ago. The leather is thick and "soft as a baby's bum". Brass hardware looks like it would resist a stampeding bull. Zip out liner. Proper sized, deep pockets, expanding shoulder joints and much appreciated zipped vents - 2 arm, 2 shoulder & 2 at back. WM jacket had none of this!
Size is perfect so don't lie about your measurements if you order! I was dubious about buying a jacket online - didn't want the hassle of having to pay to ship it back to USA if exchange was required. So a leap of faith. Prior to purchase I hassled Fox Creek a couple of times to check on sizing. My emails were answered within 12 hours politely & helpfully.
Customer service is second to none. Jacket shipped same day as ordered, Tuesday. I picked it up at my local Post Office on the following Monday morning (that's regional South Australia 110km north of Adelaide).
I can't recommend their service and product highly enough.
30,000 miles and it's still going strong!
Posted by Fred V. on Jun 27th 2013
I'm sure I will buy again from Fox Creek, although I don't expect my Classic I jacket will ever wear out. It has over 30,000 miles on it and is going strong. I get lots of nice comments. I just traded in for a new Road King, the salesman, who sees a lot of jackets, said "man that jacket is heavy, that's the real deal". I told him about Fox Creek.
The pictures are souvenirs from some good rides. I got the jacket and chaps in 2006 before a 3000 mile New York to Alabama ride. The 2008 picture is from a New York to Maine and New Brunswick ride, I stopped at Laconia to do the Mount Washington bike ride. I found another picture at the East Quoddy Lighthouse, New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy. The bay has the highest tides in the world, you can see the tidal bore in the water.
The jacket has over 30,000 miles on it. I wear it even in the summer, as long as I'm moving the vents and unzipped front and sleeves keep the air flowing.