Must Read Before You Purchase Your Next Leather Jacket

June 19, 2019 3 min read


When shopping for your next leather jacket, whichever style you decide to go for, always remember that the fitting is vital. A nice well fitting leather jacket is something that every man should have in their wardrobe. A proper leather jacket is an investment. They don’t go out of fashion, and it should last you for a very long time.

Therefore, getting the right fit is the most crucial part in nailing the leather jacket look successfully.

So here are some of the key things to look for to determine the best fit.

1. Make sure you have enough room to move your arm without being uncomfortable.

2. The length of the jacket should land on your waists.

3. The sleeves should ideally end at your wrists and if not, it should never extend to your palms.

4. The shoulder seam should line up as close to the points of your shoulders.

☝🏼𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 -𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗔𝗿𝗺𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲.𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀,𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁.𝗜𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗼𝘄,𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗷𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗺𝘀.𝗔𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗳𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗴,𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗹𝘆𝗰𝘂𝘁.


Now, since we have covered the fitting part, I am going to list out some other items you should pay strong attention to as this will determine the longevity of your new leather jacket.

1. The quality of the leather - I would not recommend going for leather jackets less than $500. The reason being, cheaper jackets will use leather that is corrected. This means the chances are higher that faux leather grains will be pressed into it, as well as extra spraying of dyes and treatments to make them more uniform. Corrected leathers will have an overly smooth, plastic feel, versus the soft, oily, uneven textured nature of uncorrected skins.

2. Top Stitchings and Linings Topstitching is decorative stitching on garments which is a highly desirable detail on leather jackets. It’s usually done along the edges of seams and pockets, and gives the jacket more visual punch. Linings is another crucial element that will determine the longevity of your jacket. Cheaper leather jacket manufacturers usually use lower grade synthetic linings in the entire garments. These linings often shred and tear easily, feel really dry and don’t breathe well. These cheap synthetics are often the first things to fall apart over time. Go for the one which has two different linings – one for the body and one for the sleeve.

3. Zippers - Go for the ones that comes with a heavy weight metal zippers such as RiRi zippers as they are less likely to break. 

4. Details -Attention to details is an absolute must when it comes to determining the overall quality of the jacket. This includes checking out the other parts of the jacket such as quality of zippers used (RiRi or YKK), materials used for linings (Silk or Synthetic) and last but not the least the feel of the leather itself. The reason being, quality of the leather can be very subtle once you get away from over corrected leathers.

We are confident this article will help you pick the right leather jacket you were considering to buy for a while. 

You have made a great choice. Remember, a proper, staple leather jacket will not only last you forever, it’s timeless and extremely versatile. It is your next big investment after your suits on building your wardrobe. 


Also in Journal

What Causes Hyperpigmentation? Why You Have An Uneven Skin Tone And What To Do About It
What Causes Hyperpigmentation? Why You Have An Uneven Skin Tone And What To Do About It

April 19, 2021 4 min read

Find out what’s causing hyperpigmentation and why you have an uneven skin tone, and learn how to treat it.
Read More
What is Post-Inflammatory Erythema? Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
What is Post-Inflammatory Erythema? Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

April 19, 2021 3 min read

Learn what post-inflammatory erythema is, how to figure out if you have it and how to treat it. Discover how to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Read More
How to use Retinol and Vitamin C together
How to Use Retinol and Vitamin C Together

April 19, 2021 4 min read

Find out how to use Retinol and Vitamin C together and learn how you can bring these two powerful ingredients into your skincare routine.
Read More