Your comprehensive (slightly know-it-all) look at the leather jacket. Let's get right into it.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND?
The price is relative to the quality. More the panels cheaper the price. The more hide that is used or in the is case panels, the less the garment is considered quality. The type of leather used also makes a huge difference in price. Full-grain leather is soft and it is the best quality. The leather should not be stuffy. Then you have the top grain. This is when the maker sands the jacket, this is to even out the colour.
As suggested this was created for the uber-cool biker. There are movable pieces that would be flapping in the wind or any zippers chaffing you riding your cool ride. It features a snug fit with a D-pocket (literally) and lapels designed to snap down or fold over each other than, zip all the way up. A rugged garment honed from goatskin, cowhide or horsehide.
This jacket was originally made in cotton but has had a promotion to the leather look. This look was intended for the military and personally I rarely see men wearing here in North America.
This model is slightly longer than other styles, with multiple front pockets and belted at the waist. Often buttoned with a hidden placket, it looks particularly good in rich brown leather, soft cream and as it falls below the waist, it will keep you warmer and better shield you from the elements.
This American flight jacket is a classic timeless piece. The crop body fitted sleeves-cuffs and waistband with a single central zip. Consider it in nylon, to soft supple leather. I am just loving this one!
This is close to the Bomber but loose. After the war the boys worked on the old motorcycles. They created the need for a streamlined, minimalist leather racing jacket. Heavy horsehide and a strong main zipper was deemed to provide enough protection for the girl racers.
Stunning piece. Obviously made for the pilots to keep warm and still a great addition to your wardrobe. Bulky, and with a shearling lining for warmth, this look great with most looks. Remember to layer lightly.
Now obviously you may like a style but who knows if the look is... right. If you are stuck, then do feel free to book time with me. I would love to be able to guide you.
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