It takes a bold and capable design to bear our name, which is precisely what you’ll find in the Jackson Leather Sherpa Vest. True to our brand and story, the Jackson showcases quality craftsmanship blended with a rugged vintage appeal through each and every stitch. This leather vest runs true to size, but check the sizing guide to be sure.
The open-arm two-tone Western yoke exterior was inspired by the high mountain valleys of the Bison State and features 100% full grain lambskin leather, secured by a top-to-bottom antique nickel zipper with an optional button-down flap and framed by twin front side pockets. Our sherpa-style polyester interior lining extends through the classic fold-over collar—guaranteed to provide lasting warmth, comfort, and quality from the barn to the backcountry.
Paired with your favorite worn-in flannel or moleskin, the Jackson Leather Sherpa Vest distinctively showcases an authentic western appeal.
Shopping online, as most of us do nowadays, you’ll want to know your measurements to help ensure a great fit. The sketch below shows where to take measurements to compare to clothing you already own. Keep in mind, however, those measurements will only be helpful if taken correctly. Tip: don’t let the measuring tape hang loose when you’re measuring, but avoid pulling the tape excessively tight. Here’s how to get accurate measurements:
Length: Measure from the bottom of the collar to the waist seam.
Shoulders: Measure between the top of the sleeve seams.
Chest: Measure the entire circumference of your chest. Begin with one end of the measuring tape 1 inch below the armhole at the fullest part of your chest. Then, keeping the tape level, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement.
Do the same rules apply to how a jacket should fit as to other jackets or outerwear? Not necessarily. Read on for details.
Leather will stretch over time, so you never want to start with a leather jacket that is too big. But that doesn’t mean you want a jacket that’s too small! It’s also essential to allow room for layers under your leather jacket. Here are a few specific tips for finding a leather jacket that fits just right:
Chest: Leather jackets ought to fit more snugly through the chest than a regular overcoat, but consider the types of layers you may want to wear underneath. If you live in a warm climate and will be layering over light clothing such as a dress shirt or t-shirt, we recommend adding 2-3 inches to your measured chest size. If you live in a colder climate and layering over heavier clothing such as sweaters, we recommend adding 3-4 inches to your chest size. If you land between sizes, we recommend sizing up to the next size available. Tip: you should be able to comfortably zip or button your leather jacket all the way up, even if you plan to wear it open.
Shoulders: Suit coat rules do not apply to leather jackets, so it's okay if the shoulder comes down your arm a few inches. However, even though the leather will give over time if the shoulder seam is higher than your shoulder, the jacket is too small.
Waist: The bottom of your leather jacket should not reach below the bottom of your belt/top of your thigh. This is likely shorter than other overcoats you've owned, but a leather jacket that hangs well below the belt is too big unless you're wearing a long leather trench coat.
In addition to our size charts, please click on our new app that asks a few personal questions about you to help with your size choice:
If you receive your purchase and need to exchange it for a different size, we now provide prepaid shipping labels on all exchange requests.
|Updated 2023. Vest sizing may vary depending on color, style and material of each vest. Please refer to individual size charts and fit advice tab.
|Made in India
|2023 Jackson Leather Sherpa Vest, Tan & Brown
|Body Chest Size
|Jacket Chest Size
|Shoulder to Shoulder
|Vest Back Length