Our Two Cents: There is a visual difference of course, but functionally, the perforated jacket with breathe a bit better for warmer weather use and the solid jacket will be better for cooler/cold weather since the solid leather will block air flow and allow your undergarments to keep you warmer.
If you are considering the perf version, be sure have a look at the close-up pictures… the perforations are done on a precise pattern leaving the edges of each leather panel solid. I guess they cut the pattern and then perfed the holes specific to each cut piece. Most people wouldn’t have much appreciation for this, but I think it is sharp and I would imagine the stitching of solid leather is stronger than stitching through perfed leather. I just thought is was worth a mention as being an indication of the overall quality of these jackets. But anyway, your expected temperature conditions should probably be the main decider.
Both versions have a sturdy, but plain cotton liner inside. The liner holds the armor for the shoulders and elbows, which is the Pro-Armor type. There is a pocket for the addition of a back protector too, and I’ve listed those below. The Pro-Armor G......Click Here To See The Full Review