I purchased this vest to use as my cut as I'm a member of a motorcycle association. I also have the naked leather w/buffalo snap vest but I use it for dressier events.
The vest in question( #B22601 ) is perfect for patches and for riding. It's a good heavy weight vest. The quality is outstanding. The front pocket flaps are perfect for pins and you can still use the pocket. The one piece back is prefect for a club patch and you still have ample room for other patches.
The only draw backs are sizing and the fact if you use the front for more patches and pins you will have to work around the pockets.
The sizes run small...I'm 6'2" and I tip the scales at 250# ...I normaly wear a 52 long in a sport jacket. It's been my experience with Xelement to order 2 to 3 sizes larger...I ordered a 3x jacket and ended up sending it back for a 4x which fits snug but perfect for riding. I ordered a 5x in this vest rite off the bat on account of wanting to wear it over my jacket and it's perfect. The laces are lose, about a one inch space betweem the front and back. Also if you are long waisted, no need to worry with this vest. Notice in the picture of the back of the vest, it swoops down and is longer in the back. It's acctually longer than the tail on mt jacket and that's great as it doesn't ride up and expose my plumbers butt will I'm reaching and leaning forwad while riding.
Great products @ Great prices...I now expect nothing less from LeatherUp.
Thank you and I will be shoping with you folks in the future.
Howdy Smith , Somewhere in Washington State.