Measuring for a custom made Leather Jacket

in How to Measure for Leather Wear

Getting measured for a custom made Leather Jacket

This post is to help you on the task of measuring for a custom made Leather Jacket.  All my leather jacket listings at WWW.LEATHER-SHOP.BIZ have a sample guide to help you take measurements for a custom leather jacket but even that guide is a little confusing to some customers.  To help you on measuring for a custom made Leather Jacket be it a motorcycle jacket or a regular leather jacket i am including another guide here today that i think is even better and shows you exactly where to measure.  

Now this guide below is really meant for motorcycle suits but i think  it is perfect for all leather wear,  you just need to take the measurements that apply to the item you want.  For example if you want a pair of leather pants you would not need to take chest or sleeve measurements and if you wanted to take measurements for a leather vest you also would not need to take arm measurements and so on.

NEVER take the measurements alone always have someone measure you.

The only item needed for measuring for a custom made Leather Jacket is a fabric Tape Measure and it costs $1-2 and can get them at any Dollar Store or Pharmacy (they usually have a shelf for sewing) or of course a Fabric store.  If you don’t have one or can’t find one locally or don’t want to spend a buck you can use a piece of wire or string and a tape measure you have in your tool box.

Also wear the clothes you would normally wear under a jacket like a t-shirt or shirt.

For chaps wear your pants or jeans unless you want to wear the chaps bare bottom (not kidding) otherwise the chaps might be too tight and you will have to wear them bare bottom, unless that’s what you want then never mind.

I added a * sign next to the measurements you would need for Measuring for a custom made leather jacket or shirt.

Do not add anything to your measurements – we need your actual body measurements.

1.  Wrist *
2. Fore arm *
3. Bicep *
4. Neck *
5. Chest (under armpit) *
6. Waist (at belly button) *
7. Hips *
8. Thigh (10cm from crutch point)
9. Knee
10. Calf (10cm from knee point)
11. Ankle (at ankle bone)
12. Shoulder width (from shoulder bone to bone) +
13. Back length (neck to waist) *
14. Elbow to wrist *
15. Sleeve length (shoulder to wrist) *
16. Knee bone to ankle bone
17. Waist to knee
18. Side length (waist to ankle)
19. Inside leg (crutch to ankle)
20. Total length (neck to ankle)
21. Shoulder (neck to shoulder bone)
22. Weight (kg)
23. Women Only – under bust measurement
24. Age
25. Height (cm)


In case you wanted more info.

Below are a couple of links to pages on  on How to measure for a custom made Leather Motorcycle Jacket. These links below will open in a new window so you don’t lose this page.

  • Link to a page – How to Measure for a Motorcycle Jacket . The instructions are really simple and explained well if you want to go with their guide then send us the measurements numbered 1 – 10

If you stumbled onto this page and haven’t bought a jacket yet then visit my store at WWW.LEATHER-SHOP.BIZ We have 100’s of style of cowhide leather motorcycle jackets as well as Lamb Nappa leather jackets and coats all custom made for you.

When you have your measurements ready send them to me in a e-mail to ron@leather-shop.bizwith the style #, color, free options you want plus any special requests.
Thanks for reading my post Measuring for a custom made Leather Jacket i hope it helped you understand the process and hopefully will result in you getting that perfect fitting leather wear item.

Leather chaps for men custom made YouTube video

in Western style leather wear and gear, Mens leather wear

Leather chaps for men custom made

Hey Folks,this post is about my first YouTube video called Leather chaps for men custom made.  I decided to make the first video on leather chaps since i don’t really post a lot about chaps.

Leather Chaps for Men made to order for you

We can make any style leather chaps in any size and colors.  Every order is custom made to your specs, we can make these leather chaps in top-grain cowhide or Aniline cowhide.  We can make any style of leather chaps ex. biker chaps, motorcycle chaps, horseback riding chaps / western, movie or tv character chaps, or even for fetish wear.  Since every item is made to order, anything is possible  just contact me about the leather chaps you want.

Store Link to Leather Chaps

YouTube Video ChannelLeatherShopBiz

You can watch my videos on my YouTube channel or here but i probably wont post every video on this blog i just don’t have the time.

Custom made leather racing suits at WWW.LEATHER-SHOP.BIZ

in Motorcycle leather

Hey folks, how’s it going?  good i hope.  At WWW.LEATHER-SHOP.BIZ we make custom leather suits for all sports and as costumes for any occasion.  We currently have 130 different styles in the store so really the combinations of colors, options (see below), 1 or 2 piece suits, logos-patches-names-numbers, for Men or Women and sports type (car, motorcycle, longboarding) the combinations you can choose are endless.  Not only that we can make any style just send us a pic / link or drawing if you want something else, so there is literally endless possibilities what you can get with us. 


  1. Leather stretch panels.
  2. Leather perforated panels.
  3. Rubber padded Tailbone/Spine protector.
  4. Back hump.
  5. YYK Ventilation zippers

All suits are the same price $474.99 U.S. and you pay only for the options you want or need.  For full details on suit features visit our store  and all the info is there or call or e-mail me i don’t want to repeat it here.

Also of course we make the suits to your body measurements for a perfect fit and look.

So please check out the Store and look around and feel free to contact us anytime, thanks for stopping by.


P.S. we can also make matching Gloves and Boots even though they are not listed in the store yet, again contact me with the style you want.

Motorcycle Jacket Two Color Custom Made Style 7125

in Motorcycle leather

Leather motorcycle jacket two color style 7125

Hello folks, our post today is about our custom made leather motorcycle jacket two color style 7125.  These top grain leather jackets are made with colored leather trim on shoulders and two colored stripes down sleeves.  Since these jackets are custom made the base color can be any color as well as the trim/stripe color to match your motorcycle or your style.  The majority of these two tone motorcycle jackets that we sell will be black with colored trim but it is just as easy for us to make it in any other color for no extra charge.

Mens leather motorcycle jacket two color 7125 Silver


Mens leather motorcycle jacket two color 7125 Orange



Mens custom made Leather Motorcycle Jackets style 7125

  • Quality top grain cowhide leather.

  • Cowhide 1.2-1.3mm thickness used.

  • YKK zippers.

  • Best hardware (buttons,snaps,buckles) used.

  • Polyester lined.

  • Lace,zipper or pulls for side adjustment.

  • All items are new made to order.

  • All sizes available it’s custom made.

  • All colors available, not just black.

  • Want something changed, no problem.

  • Jacket can be made for casual wear or riding.

  • Just tell us what features and colors you want when you send us your measurements

Mens leather motorcycle jacket two color 7125 Blue

If you ride/race a motorcycle you can order the extra features you need and only pay for the ones you want.


Mens leather motorcycle jacket two color 7125 Yellow



We make everything to order per your specs (measurements,options,requests) for a perfect fit and look. Step up and customize your leather motorcycle jacket nothing is impossible we will usually make changes for no extra charge. If you want to turn heads or stop hearts we are the ones you want for awesome leather items.


Mens leather motorcycle jacket two color 7125 Black, even 2 tone black is available

We have 100’s of styles of motorcycle leather jackets, leather vests, leather shirts, leather pants, leather racing pants, leather chaps, motorcycle suits 1pc or 2, lamb Nappa leather jackets, lamb Nappa leather coats and also CORDURA textile jackets for men and women at


We also can do Custom Air-Brushing, Embroidery or Patches contact us for prices and details. Send me a pic or drawing of what you have in mind to

Mens leather motorcycle jacket two color 7125 Beige






This style or any style jacket ever made can be made to your specs just send us a e-mail to Ron@Leather-Shop.Biz or call 315 307-8923 and we will make the item for you.