First Mfg

Customization is a key tenet of motorcycling. As the object of our desire, we love our motorcycles. And while the manufacturers do a great job designing these bikes, it’s up to us to personalize them and make them our own. Shouldn’t the same mentality go into the gear we wear? First Manufacturing thinks so. Which is why its custom jacket/vest builder is so cool. 

Before we get into that, let’s first talk about, well, First. First Manufacturing Co. has been making leather goods for motorcyclists for over 30 years. Their line of motorcycle jackets, gloves, and accessories are made with care, while new product lines are road-tested by a team of riders before they hit shelves.

First Manufacturing Co makes custom leather jackets for riders, by riders.

Today, First Manufacturing Co.’s custom leather vests, leather jackets, and the rest of their lineup of motorcycle gear are still hand-crafted. And since they know that leatherware is only as good as the leather it’s made of, they source their raw hides directly from butchers. From there, each hide gets transformed into their safe and stylish motorcycle apparel over a multi-day process. It’s this kind of attention to detail that sets First Manufacturing Co.’s motorcycle gear apart, and all products are backed by a lifetime guarantee for zippers, snaps, and stitching.

Its considerable lineup also includes canvas and denim motorcycle apparel, but it’s their leather that is the true star. There are more than a dozen different styles and types of leather jackets to choose from for men and women. Designed to be comfortable both on and off the bike, First Mfg products are designed with both fit and function top of mind.

Whatever you can think of for a custom jacket or vest, First Manufacturing can probably make it happen.


Sure, First has a ton of styles and designs to choose from, but we already mentioned before how customization is a key component to the experience. This is why First Mfg also provides a full custom-build experience. Order a custom leather vest or jacket, and pick out everything from the material to the stitching, colors, and liner. Pick your liner image from one of their pre-designed photos, or send in your own custom image for an altogether one-of-a-kind look. The process is fun and engaging, and all you have to do to get started is to simply visit the custom vest/jacket builder on the website. 

They say that variety is the spice of life, and while First Mfg is known for its leather, there’s also a wide selection of denim wear for men and women. All meant to protect and keep you looking sharp at the same time. All three of First Mfg’s riding jeans for men – the Boulevard, Interstate, and York – provide all-day comfort without looking like traditional riding pants. Better still, they are all lined with Kevlar for the maximum amount of abrasion protection should the jeans ever get in contact with the road. The Boulevard is a lighter weight summer jean with built-in Lycra for a little extra stretch and comfort. The York is your more traditional straight-leg jean design, while the Interstate is First’s newest and safest riding jeans to date, having received a AAA CE rating. Its Cordura shell is paired with Kevlar lining inside to give it the utmost in protection. A relaxed fit makes sure you look good in it both on or off the motorcycle. 

Denim photo

In keeping with the denim theme, First Manufacturing Co. makes an attractive selection of denim and canvas vests that should fit any style. Compliment your new vest, jacket, or denim with a great selection of cloth or leather gloves. And, of course, they also have a great selection of leather saddlebags to make your bike look just as good as you do.

So if you’re looking for top-quality leatherware and motorcycle gear, click here to head to the First Manufacturing Co. website for riding gear and leather goods that are quality built and designed for the road. Then sign up for their newsletter to stay in the loop on any special offers or discounts they give to subscribers.

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