Leather jackets are an essential that everyone should have in their wardrobe. Whether it’s a cool summer night or a chilly autumn day, a leather jacket is always the solution. When buying one, it is important that you pay close attention to detail. You want a good quality jacket that is going to last you! Here are 10 things you should pay attention to when shopping for a leather jacket!
1. A lady of quality
This is the first aspect one should consider when buying any item of clothing, but it is the absolute key to a superb leather jacket. A faux leather jacket can be just as magnificent as real leather, depending on how well the look has been copied!
While Yves Saint Laurant has immortalised the cut of a classic leather jacket, every body is completely different, and naturally, so is the feel of a leather jacket on your individual silhouette. An oversized cut will suit those who prefer a roomier fit and a slight curve at the waist for a snug feel.
3. It’s all in the details
From patterns to graphics, cool details can totally revamp a classic leather jacket! The recent 80s and 90s fashion renaissance has seen the high street stock a wide range of leather with prints. You can even buy a jacket to match your besties; one saying ‘soul’ and the other saying ‘mate’. Girl, where you at?
4. Pocket change
Some leather jackets can come with more pockets than you thought was possible. But the best part of this is that it means you can definitely find a leather jacket with the exact amount of pockets that you like. While the more pockets, the merrier the biker look, you can stick with the simple two pockets on the waist; a look favoured by many.
5. FAUX real
Ethics? Yes they can certainly play a big role when it comes to choosing your leather. Brands are very explicit when it comes to indicating whether a jacket is real or fake leather, so one can have no doubt about the product. A designer leather jacket may not necessarily have greater longevity than a high street one.
6. Worth while is the style
You’re personal preference can really influence the look of the leather jacket. Whether you’re channeling biker chic or just your inner rock princess, there are almost always subtle variations that turn a piece from just another item of clothing into a regularly worn fave. Top things to look for? Shoulder padding, collar and cuffs!
7. A jacket for all seasons
Can you wear it come rain or shine? An important question to consider with a leather jacket, especially since there is nothing like the British autumn/winter. Alternatively, add layers to your leather jacket look for extra warmth. Who doesn’t love a good jumper and leather jacket?
8. Watch this shape
The leather jacket has been adapted to form different shapes since it’s introduction to the fashion market. A subtle shift in shaping at the torso or collar can completely change the dynamics of a look.
9. Zip it!
Why does a silver zip looks so exquisite on a leather jacket?! It’s a revolutionary and iconic aspect for sure. Be sure to try every zip on a jacket before buying and also make sure that they’re easily accessible. Try before you buy.
10. Time after time
This applies to how much use you’ll get out of a leather jacket. Indeed, all good things must come to an end. But, it is a total myth that you can’t get an exceptionally good wear out of a good quality item of clothing. It doesn’t even have to be real, but there are many things that can contribute to the early death of a leather jacket, including how you care for it. Be sure that your leather jacket isn’t tightly packed against other items in a wardrobe, as this can lead to excessive wear on the sleeves and crushing of the leather. It’ll be worth it in the long run!!
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