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Dainese Racing D1 Perforated Jacket

With all of the style and protection found in Dainese's most expensive race grade leather jackets, the Racing D1 is everything you need to hit the street or the track. Co-injected shoulders with aluminum inserts and race grade Tutu cowhide leather with strategically placed elasticated inserts, take protection and performance to the next level and give it that unique look and feel only found in high-end race jackets. A 360 degree connection zipper allows you to connect the Racing D1 to your favorite pair of Dainese leather pants for a weekend at the track or an afternoon of canyon carving. The versatile Racing D1 gives you track level performance for any ride.

Protection:

  • Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard
  • Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert
  • Jacket certified to CE Category II - 89/686/EEC Directive

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Perforated tutu Cowhide leather
  • S1 fabric
  • Inserts in elasticated fabric
  • Microelastic elasticated inserts
  • Full leather collar
  • Waist adjustment with buttons
  • Jacket-trousers fastening system
  • Air inlets on the chest
  • NanoFeel liner
  • 3D Bubble lining

Other Features:

  • Pockets for G1 and G2 back protector and Dual Chest Protectors
  • Reflective inserts
  • Soft insets
  • Internal pockets (double chest zip)
  • 2 outer pockets
  • Denoted as Dainese * G. Racing D1 Pelle in Dainese catalog

Note: Black/Black/Black image shown is of perforated version. Other images are non-perforated images.

4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.8 / 5
Air Flow
4.7 / 5
Fit
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Large

Dainese Men's Jacket Sizing

Regular Sizing:

Euro Size Alpha Size USA Size Chest (cm) Arm (cm) Neck (cm) Height (cm)
42 XS 32 82 - 86 55 - 56 35.5 - 36.5 163 - 166
44 SM 34 86 - 90 56 - 57 36.5 - 37.5 166 - 169
46 SM 36 90 - 94 57 - 58 37.5 - 38.5 169 - 172
48 MD 38 94 - 98 58 - 59 38.5 - 39.5 172 - 175
50 MD 40 98 - 102 59 - 60 39.5 - 40.5 175 - 178
52 LG 42 102 - 106 60 - 61 40.5 - 41.5 178 - 181
54 LG 44 106 - 110 61 - 62 41.5 - 42.5 181 - 184
56 XL 46 110 - 114 62 - 63 42.5 - 43.5 184 - 187
58 XL 48 114 - 118 62 - 63 43.5 - 44.5 187 - 188
60 2XL 50 118 - 122 63 - 64 44.5 - 45.5 188 - 189
62 3XL 52 122 - 126 63 - 64 45.5 - 46.5 189 - 190
64 4XL 54 126 - 130 64 - 65 46.5 - 47.5 190 - 191

Short Sizing:

Euro Size Alpha Size USA Size Chest (cm) Arm (cm) Height (cm)
46 (Short) XS 33 83 - 89 51 - 53 156 - 161
48 (Short) SM 36 89 - 95 53 - 55 161 - 165
50 (Short) MD 39 95 -101 55 - 57 165 - 170
52 (Short) LG 42 101 - 107 57 - 58 170 - 174
54 (Short) XL 45 107 - 113 58 - 59 174 - 178
56 (Short) 2XL 48 113 - 119 59 - 60 178 - 180
58 (Short) 3XL 51 119 - 125 60 - 61 180 - 181
60 (Short) 4XL 54 125 - 131 60 - 61 181 - 183

Tall Sizing:

Euro Size Alpha Size USA Size Chest (cm) Arm (cm) Height (cm)
46 (Tall) XS 33 83 - 89 57 - 59 172 - 177
48 (Tall) SM 36 89 - 95 59 - 61 177 - 181
50 (Tall) MD 39 95 -101 61 - 63 181 - 186
52 (Tall) LG 42 101 - 107 63 - 64 186 - 190
54 (Tall) XL 45 107 - 113 64 - 65 190 - 194
56 (Tall) 2XL 48 113 - 119 65 - 66 194 - 196
58 (Tall) 3XL 51 119 - 125 66 - 67 196 - 197
60 (Tall) 4XL 54 125 - 131 66 - 67 197 - 199

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

N Neck Measure the circumference of your neck, placing the measuring tape just under your larynx.
C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
H Height With no shoes on, stand with your back against a wall and your feet together. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.
A Arm (Shoulder to Wrist) Standing up straight with your arms at your sides, measure from the Acromion or summit of your shoulder, down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
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4.7 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.8 / 5
Air Flow
4.7 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
What's Happening With Cut and Sizing, Dainese?
I am not sure what is happening in the quality control department at Dainese but I just bought this jacket and for the third time with one of their products recently, I have had weird sizing issues. I have always been a dead nuts on 50 in all their leather but things have been getting very erratic.

I had a Trickster suit which I sold, regretted it and immediately bought another one. Both exactly the same size, color and model. One I wore regularly, with back protector, from day one with no issues with size. The new one I bought a few weeks later I couldn't zip up, even without a back protector in.

Same thing with Dainese boots. I recently replaced one pair with an identical pair of the same size and the right boot of the new pair was so out of spec (too small) I couldn't walk on that foot for an hour after taking it off.

Now we come to the Racing D1 perforated jacket. On the Revzilla website it looks like a nice, stylish, body hugging, racing inspired street jacket with pockets for their new two piece chest protector (I always hated the old one piece which was held in place with a single sided pocket). Just what I need to go with my new 1299 Panigale. I ordered the usual 50 and when it arrived I knew something was off almost immediately. It just looked huge on the hanger. Sure enough when I pulled it on it's close to being OK across the chest but the arms are massive, especially the forearms. I have added photos of the forearm of the Racing D1 versus a Dainese Speed Naked I have in exactly the same size. I put a tape on it and the Racing forearm is about 2" wider all round. A naked bike jacket should not be tighter than a racing inspired jacket. There's no way the armor is going to stay in place with that much free play. Dropping down a size may help with the arms a little but the chest is going to be too tight. It looks like it was made for Popeye. The cut is just way off what it should be.

I was also considering the Dainese Super Rider and saw that Anthony is recommending going TWO sizes down from your usual! That's wildly off what it should be and the opposite of what one would expect with an Italian product. Then I saw Dainese are charging nearly a grand for half a leather jacket and decided it wasn't for me :-)

My issue with this product is that sizing and cut is getting very erratic and drifting away from how it should fit for its intended use. It needs to fit closely across the whole body of it's going to protect the rider and this one doesn't. I think Dainese need to dial back the vast number of products they are putting out and focus on quality, fit and finish on a core product range. Maybe then I can go back to having confidence in ordering a particular size knowing it will fit as expected upon arrival.
June 3, 2015
Ride:
2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome Jacket!
As a longtime fan of A* gear, I was worried about the fit of this jacket. I'm slim; 150lbs @ 5'10" tall. Fortunately, both companies do a good job of fitting lanky guys like me.

After about 500 miles on the street and 1 track day at Sonoma, I'm totally in love with this jacket and the matching Racing D1 pants. They both fit very well and offer good stretch in the parts that matter.

My only concerns are:

- The aesthetic durability of the metal shoulder pads. On the 3rd day of ownership I went to adjust my helmet against my shoulder. My side mounted GoPro scratched the metal (not just the paint) of the exterior shoulder armor. I've never been worried about babying motorcycle gear but now I'm paranoid about resting this jacket anywhere where something (like keys) will brush up against it and scratch it. C'mon, if I can intentionally slap my phone with my keys and not scratch it, is it too much to asks the same of armor on a high-end motorcycle jacket? Road debris is now that much more worrisome.

- The sleeves use velcro to connect at the wrist instead of a button/rivet. I didn't mind this initially but have found that the scratchy side has started to rub my skin raw if I bend my wrist too much. Also, if it isn't perfectly aligned, it tears up the inner lining of my gloves. Again, c'mon Dainese! Velcro will wear out too quickly! Just use a button/snap in areas that will get frequent use!

Other than that, this jacket is nearly perfect. I don't use the back protector pocket, I feel safer using the Manis back protector, so I can't say how comfortable the insert would be. I do get a lot of compliments on the style - it's a truly beautiful looking piece of gear.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Ride:
2009 Yamaha WR250X
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Beautifuly awesome gear
One of the most well made jackets I've ever purchased. I'm a slightly awkward fit. I'm 5'11 with a 54 shoulder and 48 waist (euro). My shoulders are broad, waist thin and arms not quite the biggest. This however fits me the best out of most jackets and with chest and back armor inserts in made me feel more confident riding.

I purchased the perforated for summer riding, with the d1 back protector slightly sweaty it actually works to cool you down after the initial heat. I added in Alpinestars Nucleon perforated chest protectors and could really feel a big difference in airflow(more). I'm loving this jacket and am really sold on the quality of Dainese. And the strong leather smell. Love it. I get all kinds of looks wearing this and am recognized by people in my city because how unique this jacket is. Even at night, with the reflective tape I'm seen.
July 13, 2015
Ride:
2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
This is a leather Jacket?!?
I need to do a review on this jacket. I have owned a few Dainese jackets, Alpinestars jackets, AGV sport jackets, and RS Taichi jackets.
This by far is the best jacket I have worn! Its aggressive but yet, relaxed. I have attempted to wear Euro 46 in the previous "Racing" jacket. None have worked. This jacket fits PERFECT.

My body/size:
Height: 5 feet 6 inches.
Weight: 160 pounds

This jacket fits me perfect! The Arm Length is perfect(which is hard for me cause I normally have super short arms in most jackets).

The waist is perfect. Its no where near to long so the jacket does not bunch up when I go for a ride!

The biggest thing I want to emphasize on this jacket is the air flow. The perforation is AMAZING. Also, I never owned a jacket with the 3'd Bubble liner. I thought it was a gimmick. I wear this jacket and feel the air rush down my back even when I sit straight up on my zx10r.

Also, the armor hugs my body. I wear a wave g2 in the back. The arms do not move and shoulders do not move. The armor goes all the way down almost to your wrist. Perfect.

This jacket has flexibility, comfort, protection. Why wear a textile jacket when one can buy a D1 racing jacket? Breathes and feels like you are wearing nothing.
August 24, 2015
Ride:
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Fit
Small
True
Large
Top quality and perfect fit
Quality is obviously top notch and fit is perfect. I love this jacket!

I'm 52, 5'9", 185lb, non athletic build. For reference, I wear Joe Rocket US Size 42 for summer and AGV US Size 44 for winter layering.

Ordered this perforated jacket in EU size 54 to use in summer with back protector, which is one size up as some recommend. Fits absolutely perfectly, snug but not tight in both body and sleeves. Elbow/forearm protectors in perfect position and will not move or twist. Feels very snug off the bike, but in position on the bike it is just right.

If it was for winter layering, I'd have to go up at least one more size.
October 26, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Nice good looking leather jacket for tropical country too
I'm living in tropical country which have 20 - 34 degree celcius all year, so the choice of leather jacket is quite hard for me, I have non perforated leather jacket and I can't wear it in daytime.
The seller suggest me the perforated one and I gave it a try and I feel comfortable, the air flows throught perforated surface and cooling my body quite well.
In daytime near the beach (temperature around 30 to 35 degree) I slightly sweaty which is good for leather jacket.
For the design, this is the riding jacket I like most. Very good looking jacket and fits me comfortably.
June 19, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
My favorite jacket
This is the most comfortable leather jacket I have ever owned. The fit and finish are excellent
August 10, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Ride:
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Best fit jacket so far
I have the version before this one, racing c2 and the previous version had more leather everywhere. Some people dig that some don't. The fit has gotten better because if more scratch panels now. I fit in a size 50 here in the raving d1 where I had to go with the 52 in the c2. Everything else is top notch.

I am 5' 10 . 185lbs. 40.5 inch chest. Jean size 32-33
50 in most, 52 in race fit
April 4, 2016
Ride:
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
High quality.
Dainese Racing D1 Perforated Leather Jacket is expensive but is a prime example of "getting what you pay for" which is a high quality jacket. I have had a bad expensive painfull experience with another well known, name brand gear and won't make that mistake again.
Fresh out of the bag you smell and can feel the quality of the Italian? leather. Attention to detail appears to second to none. My size is 250#+ and 6'2"+ with broad shoulders, long torso and arms. I had a hard time finding a jacket that fit and when I realized Dainese made a size 62 and had an oportunity to try one on I was hooked. It may be a little too big, especially in the waist, but I think I have room for a sweatshirt underneath if needed. I have not had an opportunity to use in high heat yet but think it will be fine as long as I'm moving and not sitting too long. Only minor gripe I have is I wish it included the back protector.
July 28, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FJ-09
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
High quality italian leather
my first time with riding leathers had to have them for track day as everyone else commented have'nt used them only wore them very comfortable good breathability I live in Los Angeles track is in desert so pretty hot I am 5'7 150 i bought size 50 its perfect
March 22, 2015
Ride:
2014 Ducati 899 Panigale
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Why did you choose this?
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The best jacket for the buck I could get my hands on. Has built in protection, is made of high quality leather, and have heard it is super comfortable. Will put the manis and L2 chest protector inside.
Terry S on Sep 1, 2016
My favorite coat. True to fit and don't recommend getting something larger. I can wear a hoodie underneath if needed but most of the time in cooler weather I wear a wind breaker which works really well. The coat is great in the summer heat (at speed) and is top quality all around. I have the white which take a bit more cleaning but not a color that is usually seen. I would get this coat again.
E R on Apr 8, 2016
The best jacket for the buck I could get my hands on. Has built in protection, is made of high quality leather, and have heard it is super comfortable. Will put the manis and L2 chest protector inside.
Terry S on Sep 1, 2016
Protection, good review,
Jason G on Aug 31, 2016
My favorite coat. True to fit and don't recommend getting something larger. I can wear a hoodie underneath if needed but most of the time in cooler weather I wear a wind breaker which works really well. The coat is great in the summer heat (at speed) and is top quality all around. I have the white which take a bit more cleaning but not a color that is usually seen. I would get this coat again.
E R on Apr 8, 2016
I chose the D1 because it was the only Jacket that Dainese sold in tall sizes.I chose the perf version of the D1 because i can ride it all summer in hot temps, and when it gets cooler just put the Dainese thermo long sleeve base layer on. and its now good to -10. Its much better than the alternative of non perf and getting to warm. Its always easier to get warm than stay cool.Thanks for costing me a fortune revzilla, I look great. yours truly , the Canadian.
Jeromy P on Apr 4, 2016
Wanted the avro d1 but it doesn't come in perforated
Scott O on Feb 4, 2016
Live on Sunshine Coast in Oz, perforated Jacket Cool....Dainese is an Awesome Jacket. Revzilla have an Amazing detailed amount of Bike Gear....Love It....Thank You....
Brandon. P on Jan 18, 2016
Great fit and quality second to none.
D F on Dec 5, 2015
Best sport/track jacket for a sport bike enthusiast! Read the reviews, compared jackets, it was a no-brainer after that!
Christian W on Oct 21, 2015
Puchased this item because it comes in a short sizes, and because it's Dianese.
Jack A on Sep 6, 2015
Previous experience with brand, quality, fit and craftsmanship.
Michael D on Aug 14, 2015
Looks good, feels good, smells good
Hwang S on Jul 25, 2015
Better fit for tall and thin body type
Mauricio C on May 10, 2015
Great protection to use. When you ride think of safety and go with the best.
Michael M on Apr 9, 2015
Bang for the buck quality gear for track days and the ocasional weekend ride.
Nelson S on Apr 3, 2015
Protection, good review,
Jason G on Aug 31, 2016
I chose the D1 because it was the only Jacket that Dainese sold in tall sizes.I chose the perf version of the D1 because i can ride it all summer in hot temps, and when it gets cooler just put the Dainese thermo long sleeve base layer on. and its now good to -10. Its much better than the alternative of non perf and getting to warm. Its always easier to get warm than stay cool.Thanks for costing me a fortune revzilla, I look great. yours truly , the Canadian.
Jeromy P on Apr 4, 2016
Two questions here: Do the 2 chest protector pockets require a different or new insert compared to the L2 or Thorax that is used for other jackets? Will there be a long version for the perforated jacket as was mentioned in the non-perforated jacket's video?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I used the A-star chest protector for this jacket. Fits perfectly.
Is there a picture for the White/Black/Red? I only see the Black/Black/Red. Thanks in advance.
Barry C on Oct 25, 2014
How warm is this jacket in the spring/fall? I want the perf but am afraid it'll be too cold for the 40-50 degree spring/fall days and the regular will be too hot for the 80 and humid summer days. Any thoughts from the people that own it?
Gerald G on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i am very pleased with this jacket. while it is a pretty penny i think it's worth it,
i used a very thin hoodie under the jacket and rode it in 45 degree weather and was very comfortable. the perforations allow air to flow through but it's not like it flows in a way that you will feel like you aren't wearing anything.
the jacket looks and feels amazing and is a very high quality stitched. i recommend adding the back protector made for it for added protection.
the only CON i have for you is that the jacket is heavy (weight). while wearing it doesn't bother me but if you have to lug it around on your arm it really wears you down.
Other than that i love it.

Happy riding to you Gerald.
Which one better, tutu leather or d-skin leather for dainese jacket?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2015
I am confused on the measurements. I am 6' 2 1/2" and 199 pounds with long legs and arms. I wear a dress shirt with a 36" sleeve and a 40L suit jacket. I can probably wear a 42L jacket and get away with it. At my bike shop, I've tried on some Dainese jackets of various model and the 58 fits me very nicely except that the torso and sleeves are too short. I am trying to get the correct Tall size in hops that I can finally have some decent protection from the road. But a 58 size equates in the chart to a 44.9-46.5" chest. I am wondering how I could be so far off from my suit jacket size yet still have a tailored fitting riding jacket. Also, can someone tell me the difference in torso length (front and back) between a regular and tall sized jacket? Thanks!
Andrew B on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am 6'3, 205 lbs, 43"ish chest. I went with the 54 tall and I couldn't be happier with the sizing, it fits me like a glove.

The sleeve and torso length are spot on perfect for me. I am very glad that I went with the tall version. I spent alot of time looking at the different options on the sizing chart, and I can now say the normal non-tall version would be a poor fit for me. The torso length would for sure be too short on me.

It's a comfortable fit, not too tight and not too loose. I have room to layer up and/or add a back protector.

Based on your stats I would only look at the 52 or 54 tall jackets, don't bother with the normal one.

It says to expect an additional 2-3 weeks ontpp of revzillas regular shipping time for the tall sizes, but I had the jacket delivered to my front door just 8-9 days after I placed the order. Obviously your situation might be very different but I was surprised with the very fast shipping time.
In the top picks video of jackets you mentioned this specific jacket and while describing it you mentioned that if you want to back protection you would up grade to a wave if you wanted a ce level of back protection... What does that mean is that a entirely different jacket that has protection? Is it a insert for additional back protection? My biggest concern is protecting my spine and I'm looking to invest into a nice sport like leather jacket within this price range.
A shopper on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I have this jacket and wear it every time I ride, ZX-6R. The jacket have a pocket on the back (inside of course), so you can insert a Back Protector from Dainese to have a better back protection.
I buy the "Dainese Manis D1 G Back Protector Insert" for the jacket. It's very comfortable and it gives you much better protection.

If you don't buy the back protector, then the jacket itself give almost 0% protection for your back because there is only a thin layer of leather.

I should mention that almost all of the jackets doesn't come with the additional back projector. If they do come with one, it is very thin and soft and I think it give you 0% of projection.
I measure in at a 41.5" chest, and I'm 6'2" tall. I'm looking at getting a size 52 tall (I definitely need the tall, long torso and long arms, I learned that the hard way on my last jacket purchase). I'm worried a little about the chest fit. I plan on using the chest armor and back protector inserts. Can anyone comment on sizing with the inserts installed? I'm wondering if I should go up a size to the 54 if I'm going to use the inserts.
Max K on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6' even 43.5" chest. I bought the 54 short - perfect fit. I'm not wearing a back insert, however certainly could, as there is enough space. I also have a standard 52 Dainese and do not wear the back insert in it either and it would be a very tight fit if I tried to. It's a tight aggresive fit. I prefer the 54 short. BTW grab the Dainese union belt - I don't like wearing leathers around town etc, prefer my reinforced jeans and the union belt allows me to zip to the jacket, works just perfect. Cheers from Oz.
I'm thinking of getting the size 50(short) version...which manis back protector would be the best fit? the Manis G1 or G2? I know the G2 is meant for men...but would that still fill a short length jacket? or would the Manis G1 be best? Revzilla?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello. I ordered a size 48 and the Manis G2 back protector. The Manis G2 would NOT fit. So I simply returned it. The G1 MIGHT fit so maybe you can give it a try. The Wave will fit for sure. Revzilla has a great return policy so you don't need to worry if the back protector doesn't fit. I went another route and purchased a Dainese Bodyguard Safety Vest. I have more than one jacket and it's more convenient for me to have. I don't have to remove the back protector from my jacket and put it into another one. I simply just put on the vest and wear the jacket over it.
Are the tall versions of this jacket only made in the black on black color?
A S on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately I think that is the case... I had wanted the black/white but it didn't seem it was available in tall. Although the black/black looks nice in person and I have been happy with the purchase.
i bought this jacket and after the first few times i feel like im getting choked out by the collar... Is this part of the breaking in period?
RYAN B on Aug 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: See my other response, but the short answer is the collars can be different within the same line...