Jacket For a Short Guy - Triumph Bobber Forum
 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 24
Jacket For a Short Guy

Big Dilema for me... for a 5'5" height like me, where can I buy a motorcycle leather jacket? Jackets that I checked, all of the elbow protectors are near my wrist...FML
haydnd likes this.
Manila_Ice is offline  
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 12:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Ribkick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Posts: 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manila_Ice View Post
Big Dilema for me... for a 5'5" height like me, where can I buy a motorcycle leather jacket? Jackets that I checked, all of the elbow protectors are near my wrist...FML

Look at custom manufactures. Expensive.



This is not a joke or an insult. Look at women's jackets. Many are exactly the same model as men's just sized smaller. The only one that will know is you. If your ego bothers, cut out the tag. Again, no one but you will know and on that note, FTW. Good luck.

2018 Bobber in Morello Red
Ribkick is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ribkick View Post
Look at custom manufactures. Expensive.



This is not a joke or an insult. Look at women's jackets. Many are exactly the same model as men's just sized smaller. The only one that will know is you. If your ego bothers, cut out the tag. Again, no one but you will know and on that note, FTW. Good luck.
not at all... I thought about that, but kinda hate the women's style...besides, I think there's an extra space to accommodate those boobies

But will def. look for other style/brands on the women's jacket
Manila_Ice is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 07:34 AM
Senior Member
 
chezqui's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Dorset, UK
Posts: 628
Have you tried a Triumph jacket? I'm 5'5" and the elbow protectors do reach around my elbows.
Manila_Ice likes this.
chezqui is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: North Carolina/California
Posts: 1,085
The BMW black leather motorcycle jacket might be worth a look. I am very pleased with mine and I don't think that it would be too long for you. The BMW logos are subtle enough that I don't mind wearing the jacket when I ride my Triumph.
Manila_Ice likes this.

Triumph Bobber Black
Porsche Macan Sport Edition (Black)
gfspencer is online now  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Roy
Senior Member
 
Roy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Prescott Arizona
Posts: 2,139
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manila_Ice View Post
Big Dilema for me... for a 5'5" height like me, where can I buy a motorcycle leather jacket? Jackets that I checked, all of the elbow protectors are near my wrist...FML
I feel for you, frustraiting when sizes are difficult, one can feel 'discriminated' against.

A couple of thoughts:

I bought a Triumph jacket last winter (love it) but the sizing was really small which surprised me, so I ended up having to return it to get the next one up. Probably not much help but give them a go as it may be worth trying them on.

Also (and I have no idea what I'm talking about here) there may be jacket made for youths which may work for you. I'm think what do these youngsters use when racing etc. May be worth exploring that route.

Either way, the very best of luck to you and let us know how you get on.

Cheerio,

Roy
chezqui and Manila_Ice like this.
Roy is online now  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 01:39 PM
GPz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 382
Also consider alterations. Many years ago I bought some used roadracing leathers and found a local leather shop that shortened the zippered sleeves and made a couple other minor adjustments for me at what I recall to be a very reasonable price.

Interesting side-story: I was quite worried that this older lady I was dealing with might screw up my precious leathers so I gently asked her how much experience she had working on such "important" jobs. Her reply was memorable: She slowly raised her gaze and nonchalantly said, "Well, I've done Evel Knievel's leathers and I suspect his are probably almost as important as yours."

-GPz/Gary
ysoslo, Roy, RRBuGGz75 and 1 others like this.
GPz is online now  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 01:46 PM
GPz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 382
Similar discussion, FYI:

https://www.triumphrat.net/biker-han...-fat-guys.html

(not that you said anything about being fat)
GPz is online now  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 04:18 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Westbourne, Chichester, UK
Posts: 21
Try Motolegends
Bespoke cafe racer jacket by Brian Sansom - expensive but the best jacket you can buy! Looks awesome and will last a lifetime
Manila_Ice likes this.
Rich1962 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
djdannygunz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Encino, CA
Posts: 330
i'd recommend schott nyc jackets as i'm also 5'5". i have the cafecto and the 689H (horsehide) jacket. both fit really well for me. sleeves and overall length as good as i could get besides getting custom made (hate when jackets would be too long and bunch up when i'm sitting on my bike). if there's a store nearby you, i'd suggest you definitely swing by and try on a few. most of their styles really go well with the bobber feel. they are a little pricey, as their all made in usa (NY). but there's a nice rich history behind the company and all their jackets have a lifetime warranty. think they also do make custom sizes too!

also vanson is another company similar to schott. i have one of their wax-cotton jackets (dover). and it fits well also, lengthwise good, although arms are a little long but not too bad.
Manila_Ice likes this.
djdannygunz is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Triumph ANDORRA QUILTED JACKET XHellcat Riding Gear 5 04-27-2019 09:19 AM
REV'IT! Airwave Jacket Color- Silver/Red, Size- X-Large johncessna Riding Gear 2 08-24-2018 09:59 AM
Short rear mud fender install Zanetti Appearance Modifications 10 07-16-2018 01:48 AM
Short Fender or Chop job Will Velez Appearance Modifications 33 04-20-2018 01:40 AM
Short Front Indicators mismatch ModandRocker Appearance Modifications 4 03-09-2018 07:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome