Roland Sands Design Clash Leather Jacket
- Hand finished, washed and oiled/waxed top grain cowhide (.9-1.1mm thick)
- Detailed rocker style, with shorty snap collar, offset zipper and front zip pockets
- Quilted accents on shoulders and lower back/Riveted elbows
- Aggressive riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length and relaxed collar opening
- Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat “numbers” heat emboss
- Armor ready shoulder, elbow and protector pockets
Read on for more details.
This jacket is a sport/race cut leather jacket and therefore fits closer to the body than more casually cut jackets. We measured a selection of sizes and also tried these on our fit test mannequins. Huey is wearing a medium and Dewey is in the XL. These are the sizes they normally wear. The fit is trim but looks good.
I’d advise to choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing if you are looking for the snug fit this jacket offers. If you prefer a more casual fit, or are between sizes, then you’ll want to choose a size larger. To make size selection easier, we’ve developed the chart below to help you choose a size based upon your chest and belly measurements. If you have a bit of a belly, just make sure that the jacket you choose will be big enough for both your chest and belly.
Note: if you plan to add a back protector to this jacket, then add 1” to the chest/belly measurements before choosing a size.
|Jacket Size||Max Chest||Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
The Clash leather jacket by Roland Sands Designs is a highly styled, high quality leather jacket with classic “rocker” styling from the 50’s, but with modern protection capabilities. This jacket will look and feel great both on and off the bike.
Roland Sands makes something special as compared to all the other brands of leather jackets we sell. The offset zipper, quilted panels and special hardware on this jacket gives it the retro looks, but in a package that is more stylish than other jackets. The leather used in these jackets is a bit thinner, but higher quality which cuts the weight of the jacket a bit and also makes it more practical for use off the bike.
This jacket is offered in a solid leather design and also a perforated version (take the link below to have a look at the other style). The solid leather style will work best for colder to mild weather where the perforated version will work best in mild to hot weather. The perforations on the perf version are large and plentiful and should flow a lot of air. The lining of the perf version is nylon mesh and the lining of the solid version is silky nylon (the Tobacco colored jacket has gold colored lining… wow!).
The Clash comes with provisions for the addition of protective armor. The armor is made by Forcefield and is nice stuff. The armor pieces themselves are a three ply arrangement which allows them to flex and mold to your body shape easily. Adding the armor makes this jacket as protective as the better sport/race jackets we sell. Many cruiser/retro styles we sell don’t have armor as standard so having the ability to add good armor is a big plus for the Clash. Take the links below to purchase the armor pieces you want.
As I said in the sizing advice, this is a trim cut jacket, but the sides of the torso are fitted with very generous leather stretch panels that improve the mobility quite a bit, so reaching for the controls is made easier.
So this style is mostly about styling but the quality of the leather is there to support the cost And the protective chops are there if you want to add them. :: Paul, 03-14-18
Roland Sands says Classic 1959 styling, the Clash is the perfect blend of a detailed rocker style leather jacket with premium materials and motorcycle functionality. Inspired by the vintage “perfecto” jacket of the 1950’s the Clash by RSD features a ton of unique features that make this jacket an instant classic. Constructed of a specially developed and exclusive Airborne leather that feels and smells as good as it looks, each Clash is unique. Versatile and stylish both on and off the bike. The asymmetrical designed front zipper keeps the rocker look front and center while the quilted stitched accents and the infamous coffin stitched elbow round out the design. Don’t let the looks of the Clash fool you; underneath that rocker styling is a true performance riding jacket.