Metro men

Even if you love the look, investing in leather goods inspired by styles seen on police or motorcyclists is a risky move: you're just a pair of chaps away from looking like you walked out of a Village People cruise ship performance. But the Fall River-based Vanson Leathers, a longtime manufacturer of professional motorcycle apparel and uniform-inspired garments, has recently added a new men's Metro Collection that's more suitable for city slickers than Hell's Angels. The wool, wax cotton, and cowhide jackets take their cues in craftsmanship from cyclist styles (all have strong structure and copious zippers), but the only form of transportation we'll be wearing them on is the T. Launched this fall, the collection is already adding new winter-ready styles for the season - and jacket prices start at around $179. To see the full selection (and scope local stock lists), visit