Repairs & Resizing - Vanson Leathers
1 (508)678-2000

Repairs & Resizing

In addition to our made-to-measure and custom design services, Vanson also offers expert repair and resizing services.  The Unit Number embossed into every garment enables us to pull up the original patterns used to make your jacket.  Additionally, we track any repairs and modifications made to each garment, so we can rebuild or remake the garment at any point in time.

We will repair crash damage and replace zippers and snaps to the point where any damage becomes virtually unnoticeable.  Aging and cosmetic blemishes can also be rectified using our Wash + Re-dye Service. Graphics and Logos can also be changed or replaced as desired.

We can also open up or take in your Vanson jacket if you’ve changed physically since the time you purchased your original Vanson.

While most repair and resizing work is fairly straightforward, every situation is unique and will be evaluated and priced out on an individual basis.

You can return your Vanson jacket for repair or resizing through your dealer or by sending it directly to us.

Repairs Service

Vanson Garments ONLY
Contact us if you are interested in these services

Need a Repair? Follow these three easy steps:


Write a note with your contact information and what you would like repaired. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE PAYMENT INFORMATION. Please include specifics, such as inches to increase and where, if you can. We will inspect garments for safety as per request.


Send your garment with your previous note to our repairs department:

Vanson Leathers
Attn: Repairs
951 Broadway
Fall River, MA 02724


Wait 2-3 days from expected arrival of your garment at Vanson to be contacted with a repairs estimate and timeframe. Most repairs without pattern work take 2 weeks or less of 5 full business days. Special circumstances, significant work, pattern or graphics work, or a large influx of repairs can expand this timeframe. Please be prepared to provide payment information at time of contact for expediting the delivery of your jacket.
If you'd like to see a list of set prices for standard repairs, please see below. For questions, please contact repairs via e-mail: or via telephone: 508-678-2000.

Leather Jacket, Pant, Racing Suit Repair Pricing*

*Pricing subject to change WITHOUT NOTICE.
*Repair prices may change due to special circumstances
*Styles may limit the amount of adjustments made through repairs.

Vanson Ovals (zipper access)$25 each
Vanson Ovals (without zipper access)$30 each
Replace wrist zipper$75 1st
$65 add'l
Replace main zipper$85 straight
$100 for slanted
Replace half of main zipper$50
Replace zipper head$20
Replace ankle zipper$75 1st
$65 add'l
BRVI at collar (includes velcro square on lining)$20
Velcro or snap tabs (chaps/101's/front zippers)$20
New streamliner sleeves with zipper$85
Velcro on main waistband$35
Sew on patch(es) front and back of jackets$10 each
Sew on patch(es) on jacket sleeves$25 each
Replacing buttons$15 each
Adding 3 piece Opti-panel zipper-to-pants system (does not include actual panels)$60
Replace Avenger style chest vent zippers (1 or both on left or right side)$175
$250 for both sides at once
Add RAM sleeve venting system -- 3 piece sleeve (sportrider jackets)$150
Add RAM sleeve venting system -- 2 piece sleeve (Model A/B/etc)$200
Add solid waistband to jacket (MANX style waistband)$250
Adding ajustable waistband to jacket (COBRA style waistband)$250
Replacing any 1 of the 3 waistband parts$155
Waist circumference adjustment (pant or jacket/side wedges)$160 min.
Convert solid waistband into full circumference zipper (jacket)$200
Convert adjustable waistband into full circumference zipper (jacket)$300
Replace full circumference zipper (jacket or pants)$125
Converts pants to full circumference zipper (solid waistband)$350
Converts pants to full circumference zipper (solid waistband)$350
Replace 1 entire leg of pant - solid leg$180
Replace knee to ankle on pant (no kevlar)$100 each leg
Change or fix adjustable waistband on pant$250
Make brand new sleeve$180 each sleeve
Make a new sleeve with GRIND$220
Shorten both sleeves (elbow to wrist with raising wrist zipper & tapering sleeve)$120, up to 2"
Changing wrist circumference (+ or -/not changing wrist zip)$65
Making brand new collar (mandarin or shirt style)$80
Making brand new collar (bound style)$50
Adding external pockets$95 each
Adding inside pockets$75 each
Replacing pocket zippers$60 for 1st
$35 each add'l
Replacing pocket bag (cloth lined)$50
Replacing pocket bag (leather lined)$60
Replacing 2 back panels (graphics not included)$210
Add knee puck velcro (PUCKS not included)$50
Knee expanders (adding or moving position)$200
Adding/changing heat shielding$160
Making new back expander$160
$200 for one piece suits
Replace zipper in lining$60
Adding streamliner snaps$60
Adding streamliner zipper$80
Adding Hump$300
Make & Install New Lining:
Zip-in/Zip-out (zizo) replacement

Surface Cleaning & Light Conditioning: (does not include: suedes, solar, foils, or cloth/textile)

Wash & redye: (excludes re-dying perf leather, solar, foils, or cloth/textile)

+$30 add'l colors
Add Grind:
Entire Suit
Elbow & Forearm(both)

Add kevlar keyhole behind knee$150
Add kevlar to inseam (ankle to ankle)$250
Add kevlar to sleave (inseam to chest)$225


All custom orders must be signed and be accompanied by a 50% deposit. This deposit is non-refundable once work has commenced on your order. A rush service is available for a 20% surcharge on the total price of the garment. This is intended to cover costs related to producing your garment within 15 working days. However, this is not a guaranteed service and is dependent on our existing backlog when your order is received. In the event we are unable to produce your garment within the specified time, the rush charge will be refunded. Accurate measurements are your responsibility.

Alterations due to inaccurate measurements are chargeable to you. If the balance on the garment is not pre-paid, the garment will ship C.O.D. (cash or certified check) for the balance.

Custom orders are not refundable. If any changes or alterations are required to the garment, it must be returned within 30 days from the date shipped.

All designs submitted or made as a result of this order become the exclusive property of Vanson Leathers Inc. and may not be used for any purpose without the written permission of Vanson Leathers Inc.

Vanson Leathers Inc. reserves the right to change and modify product specifications.

Note: Florescent and metallic finishes on leather are decorative and are not warrantied by Vanson. All metallic and florescent finishes are light sensitive and may fade in sunlight. All non drum dyed leather, including metallic and florescent finishes, cannot be refinished by Vanson.