The Best Riding Shirt for the Everyday Motorcycle Rider

In true Tobacco Motorwear fashion, the California Riding Shirt is lined with Dupont™ Kevlar® fibers to provide premium abrasion resistance, yet you'd never even know it was there. It is designed, just like our jeans, to be another subtle layer of protection for when things go sideways.

Not too hot, not too cold

In Los Angeles, we get plenty of days where it's not cold enough for a full jacket. And when it get's warm out, we see too many riders sporting a t-shirt, leaving themselves completely unprotected. This is where the Kevlar®-lined California Riding Shirt comes in. It's the Kevlar® Motorcycle Jacket you have been waiting for. It fits all styles and rides.  Everything from brats and bobbers to sport bikes and scooters! It doesn't get in the way of you doing YOU.  It's like that confident, slightly older girl at the school dance that everyone is afraid to talk to, but then really glad once they work up the nerve to spark a conversation.  While wearing your Tobacco Riding Shirt, you may get a little more attention then you are accustomed to, but don't worry, you'll manage. 

Minimalist, classic, and tough as hell.

The California Riding Shirt is a perfect balance of functionality and style. The shell is crafted from premium, American made, 12oz canvas. We love the minimalist, rustic style and how it looks with our Tobacco jeans. Canvas also breathes extremely well to keep you cool when riding in the sun while still giving you a windbreak for those cooler night rides.  The canvas is tough, trust us.  We have been down in it, albeit unintentionally (check instagram!) We never ride without it and neither should you.  That flannel isn't cutting it and we definitely know how fun it is to cruise in just a Tee, but let's grow up.  When you ride, you know it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when, and Tobacco is there for the "when", whenever it decides to creep up on you!

Kevlar® Lined to save your skin

Pound for pound, nothing protects your skin in a skid quite like 100% Dupont™ Kevlar®. Our linings are made from our own air-flow, interlock knit Kevlar®, and cover your shoulders, elbows, forearms upper back. Just like our jeans, the California Shirt is made right here in the USA and is built to last.  That means it is built to be worn, to be wrenched in, to be camped in, basically...TO BE LIVED IN.  We wear ours almost every day, and love seeing ourselves in the store window reflections as we cruise by.  Your partner will love it too because they know you are just a little more safe. 

Down to the small details

Along with full Kevlar® coverage, The California Riding Shirt features a moisture-wicking, bandana print lining, all the custom detailing you see in our jeans, and a hidden inner pocket perfect for stashing your phone while you ride. The same durable and beautiful hardware that is on our jeans is here on the riding shirt.  No more do you have to show people you fly to show off the buttons, but please, don't let that stop you. This is the Kevlar® motorcycle jacket we have all been patiently waiting for.