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A tradition of hand-made quality in Montreal

Bristol was founded in 1958 and continues to set the benchmark for premium leather riding garments in Canada. Our collection of motorcycle jackets, leather vests, and riding chaps are made and manufactured in the beautiful city of Montreal. By constructing our jackets locally and responsibly, we're able to produce a level craftsmanship and customization that has remained unparalleled for over 65 years. Even our gloves — which are skillfully manufactured abroad — have their design roots here in Canada.

Excellent materials lovingly crafted

Our selection of all-natural leathers are cut and assembled by hand in both standard and custom sizes. Our garments are built with precision to improve the comfort and safety of your riding experience, with the ventilation and adjustable features you need to make every ride outstanding. Each of our styles are personally tested by the CEO to ensure they deliver made-to-measure warmth and protection.

Vintage Manufacturing Photos

When you have the confidence to look and feel this good on your bike, you never look back.

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