How To Identify Real Vanson Leathers

How To Identify Real Vanson Leathers

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Vanson has been producing jackets, riding/racing suits, and other leather goods at its facility in the Boston, Massachusetts, area since 1974.

While the brand has been well known to motorcycle racers and riders for years, Vanson has more recently caught the attention of the fashion world and with that the attention of counterfeiters. 

Fortunately, there are some easy ways to identify real Vanson goods from cheap counterfeit fakes.

According to Vanson:

Make sure the label matches the one pictured here.

This label should say “Fall River MASS,” but older Vanson products will say “Boston MASS.”

The pull tab on the zipper has a big V and says “Vanson USA.”

A unit number (like the one seen on the leather tag on the zipper in the photo) will be embossed on the item, including gloves and bags.

The top-quality workmanship on the item should be evident, like straight lines of stitching.

And as anyone who has worn Vanson leathers know, they are made from robust pieces of leather that can also be described as heavy.

And if there’s still any doubt, potential buyers of Vanson leathers can also contact the company at (508) 678-2000,, and all social media.

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