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Things to Look For when Buying a Leather Jacket

Thinking about buying a leather jacket?

Ladies Leather Jacket

The fact you are thinking about buying a leather jacket means you have put time and consideration into purchasing the new jacket. Of course you know it is a great fashion statement. You’ve seen other people wearing one and thought to yourself how you would look in one. Can’t say you are alone with those thoughts. Many people love the look of leather not to mention the feel it gives.

There are many factors to take into consideration when buying a leather jacket. The cost is the number one issue you have to face. How much do you want to spend? How much can you afford to spend on a jacket you wear during the cooler months of the year? How much do you want to spend? Think about those questions and get the answers before you take the step to actually purchase the jacket to save you headaches afterwards.

Okay, so you have given some thought into the first three questions. Now you can learn what you need to know when you are looking at the leather jacket. What style of jacket do you want? There at three basic types for a man’s jacket: bomber jacket, motorcycle jackets, and distressed leather jackets.

Bomber jackets are designed to be roomy and fitted at the waist often with elastic bands. This design is for broader shoulders and leaner torso. Motorcycle jackets are designed for thinner men with form fitting leather falling below the waist. The jackets also feature metal zippers and hardware. The distressed jacket is considered the vintage look for leather jackets. The jackets often feature boxy pockets, stiff lapels, and a worn appearance. It is a matter of personal choice which jacket style is selected, all are great jackets especially when it comes to leather.

After selecting the style of jacket, concentrate on the color. There are many color options to set the look you are seeking. The vintage look is brown. It is a classy and casual color often used for the laid-back person. This color looks great with jeans and other casual wear. Black is another color often used for jackets. The color suggests a street style, can dress up a business suit, or make a man appear more rugged in jeans. Depending on the look you are seeking, the color can enhance what you wear.

The material of the leather jacket is important. Leather is generally lambskin or cowhide. Lambskin is softer in appearance and generally used for formal wear. The cowhide leather is more durable and rugged. Cowhide wears longer, gets better looking with time, and can be scratched easily. The lambskin shows age and as it gets older appears to be a lower quality material.

When you decide on the style, color and material, think about the cost of the jacket. It needs to flatter your wardrobe and style. The jacket needs to be comfortable so you get your wear out of the pricey purchase.

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