About Us

About Us

HOT LEATHERS knows bikers

Born of the 70’s, raised on the state fair circuit, Hot Leathers started out as not much more than a road crew, setting up our wares all over the country. It was the vision of owner, Jerry Berkowitz, to evolve his helium balloon business into something more personal to him.  Jerry had always been drawn to motorcycles, starting with his ‘69 Honda 175 that he rode in high school.  Later, Jerry and his friends would swap rides for the weekend.  That’s when he rode his first raked and stretched chopper, and fell in love with the american v-twin culture.

So, Jerry set out to cater his business toward the wants of his friends, and people like his friends, and himself.  And now, he’s doing it with his friends, a large and loyal bunch of career long workers at the core, who’ve been with Jerry from the start of the journey.  Beyond that, there’s more than 100 in all, who’ve joined Hot Leathers in our effort to bring the best motorcycle apparel to our customers at an honest price.  

Together, we've built a complex business that includes an extensive online store, and four brick-and-mortar locations.  We take our five 18-wheelers criss-crossing the country, hitting 30 motorcycle rallies every year.  And, at home, we boast a booming wholesale business that serves dealers on six continents.

We have the throttle wide open, and we're enjoying the hell out of this ride.

Thanks for the gas.