“Serving those who serve us for over 50 years.”

About Us


For over 50 years Nate's Leather has been manufacturing quality police leather jackets. The company was started by Nate Chernoff, a WWII veteran. It was his life's work to serve the men and women of the Chicago Police Department.  


Nate's Leather is proud to be the leading supplier of protective leather jackets for Chicago law enforcement officers. Nate's Leather Jacket is the only uniform jacket that can easily be wiped down with sanitary wipes/disinfectant spray to help prevent the spread of COVID 19. The jacket also repels blood, saliva, and other contaminants. Nate's Leather Jackets also act as a protective measure against animal and human bites.

Nate’s Leather Co. Inc. was founded in 1958 by Nate Chernoff. The company specialized in the manufacture and sale of civilian leather clothing until 1968, when the company began manufacturing the Chicago Leather Police Jacket. Today, Nate’s Leather is the premier provider of leather police clothing to the Chicago Police Department as well as Law Enforcement and Correction Agencies nationwide.

The primary goal of Nate’s is to provide for all Uniform needs of any law enforcement agency, from tailored leather jackets to custom load bearing vest carriers (external vest carriers). We’ll work with your department to meet your design specifications and needs.

Our current capabilities include everything but firearms. We do our tailoring on-site as well as our own manufacturing of many of our products. We are known for our custom garments, hand crafted to fit each individual client.

Our attention to detail sets us apart from other leather manufacturers. We keep track of quality craftsmanship, and know exactly what to accept and what to reject.  At Nate’s, we take pride in our workmanship.

It is not uncommon for our Jackets to last for 20+ years. We frequently have owners, of one of our original coats, come in and trade it for a new one, after decades of faithful service.

Nate’s Leather & Police Uniform is inviting you into our circle of satisfied clients. Give us a call – you won’t be disappointed.


Josh Chernoff