Tour Master Lawndale Jacket
- Classic, three-quarter length design top grade Buffalo leather jacket
- Chest vents combine with underarm sleeve vents and a rear exit vent to provide flow-through ventilation
- Durable main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements
- Adjustable waist straps to help fine tune the fit
- Traditional chest and hand warmer pockets for ample storage
- Two zippered hand warmer pockets, four bellows pockets and one internal pocket
- Pockets for optional CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder are built into the jacket
- Tour Master Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out Quilted) liner with warming 100g polyfill insulation with removable sleeves can also be worn as a vest
- Includes a 8” jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
- External foam padded shoulder for comfort and protection
- Triple and double stitched with high strength, bonded nylon thread
- Rotated sleeves for comfort in the riding position
- Zippered chest mesh liner pocket
Read on for more details.
We tried this jacket on our Fit Check mannequins and thought they fit great. Huey is wearing a Medium and Dewey is wearing an XL (take the “View Larger Images” link above to see those pictures). We also measured a selection of jackets. Based on those checks, we recommend you buy the size you normally buy in men’s clothing. If you want to check for size based upon a chest measurement or the size you wear in a suit coat, then please use the chart below.
These jackets are primarily for street riders and so they have a fairly “relaxed” fit. The jackets taper slightly from the chest to the belly/waist… about 4”. If you have a bit of a belly, you might want to check yourself with a tape to make sure the size you select will work. Example: a size XL will accommodate a 46” chest and the max belly is about 42”. If your belly/waist is trim, you can use the Velcro side adjusters to snug it up around your mid-section. Using those Velcro adjusters actually adds some style to the overall look of the jacket so don’t be concerned.
Here is Tour Master’s chart. Sleeve lengths listed are from the shoulder seam to the end of the arm cuff.
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Our Two Cents
You’ve heard the old saying about hanging onto your old fashions because everything comes back in style, right? I remember carrying some “classic” jackets by FirstGear and Vanson about ten years ago that looked a lot like the new Lawndale jacket by Tour Master. We’ve got a lot of new styles in the store these days that have a retro vibe. Those 3/4 leather styles I mentioned above were VERY EXPENSIVE jackets back in the day, but I am surprised at how affordable the Lawndale is. The leather is buffalo, which I don’t recall seeing before in our store. The leather has more of a “vintage” look and feel to it than typical cowhide. It has a semi glossy finish, but it has a bit of “wrinkle” to it and is not as thick as cowhide (thank goodness, otherwise it would weigh a ton). The leather is relatively soft and should break in nicely. The overall fit is “standard”... not too sporty, but not baggy either, which is a good mix for a jacket that carries the vintage look, but must be functional for motorcycling. Speaking of functional, you get some climate control features… zippered vents. Two vents on the upper chest, two in the underarms (sorry I missed those with the close-up pics, oops) and one long exhaust vent in the upper back area. For colder weather use, the jacket comes with a full sleeve thermal liner. The entire liner comes out when you don’t need it and you can even zip off the sleeves to get a bit more control. I’d recommend a jacket like this for warmish to cold weather, but not hot weather, and of course for dry weather because the leather won’t react well to getting soaked repeatedly. A longer jacket like this can have lots of pockets and this one does. Take the “View Larger Images” link above and you can see all those. There is a short rear zipper for connection to Tour Master or Cortech pants with a compatible zipper. Overall, I really like this jacket for “the look” and the value. :: 11-08-12