The Roland Sands Design Clash jacket has proven to be one of the American company’s most popular designs in recent years, largely because it combines both modern safety and their own unique take on the classic leather motorcycle jacket design that first rose to prominence in the 1950s.
With the Clash, the team at RSD led by Roland Sands himself set out to develop a new rocker-style leather jacket that would be instantly recognizable, but also pay tribute to the legendary jackets of the 1950s and 1960s – the Perfecto in particular.
The jacket has a main structure of hand-finished, washed and oiled/waxed top grain cowhide that is 0.9 to 1.1mm thick. It has quilted accents on the shoulders and lower back with distinctive riveted elbows, and inside you’ll find a smooth satin poly lining that makes it easy to get the jacket on and off.
For modern safety the jacket has armor ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets – the armor is sold separately to keep the price of the jacket down, as many riders already have a full assortment of armor and don’t necessarily want to pay for another set.
Above Image: The Clash jacket comes in six sizes and three colorways including black, oxblood, and tobacco.
The CE Level 1 Roland Sands Microlock Armor Kit can be bought here for $100 USD, and it includes the back plate as well as two shoulder and two elbow pieces for full protection.
The RSD Clash jacket has an offset main zipper and a performance riding fit, with rotated pre-curved sleeves, a dropped back length, and a relaxed collar opening. For comfort the jacket has a side zipper for waist adjustment, it also has zip close cuffs, and inside you’ll find a soft lined electronics security pocket and stretch mesh cargo stuff pockets.
Roland Sands Design offer the Clash in six sizes from S up to 3XL, and there’s a sizing chart on the website to ensure you get the right fit first time.
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