As a complete noob with regards to Belstaff, and seeing as they're quite popular on here, I'd George Clooney is no less keen: 'I'm an enthusiastic biker, and I've Belstaff's Mojave Brooklands jacket takes its cues from the jacket made famous by Steve McQueen when competing in the Mojave Desert race in California. The Belstaff Brooklands jacket features sealed-seams and a waterproof membrane and is a perfect classic short motorcycle jacket for use on vintage and custom bikes.
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Wes from rideapart managed to retrofit motorcycle armor into a ce rated vanson leather jacket. The jacket turned out a perfect fit, and much cheaper than a fitted motorcycle jacket off the rack.
While a Vanson is a bit pricey at 500 dollars off the shelf, there's definitely propensity to save big if you tailor an existing jacket for a custom fit. You could either buy a leather motorcycle jacket thats a bit large for you, and have it tailored to fit your dimensions, or you could go Wes's route and add in armor to an already sexy jacket.
Either way, you can have yourself a sexy jacket with perfect fitment for 300 dollars or less after tailoring costs and whatnot.
Most quality MC jackets are in that price range. I say you should get it if you really have your heart set on it. Reason number 1, if you buy a similar jacket that's not quite it, you won't be completely happy. Reason number 2, part of riding is wearing cool gear. Reason number 3, when you buy something you truly love, it pays dividends in the long run in terms of happiness. Reason number 4, quality motorcycle gear is an investment. When I got into riding, I fell in love with Dainese gear.