HOW TO BUY A
REAL LEATHER JACKET
REAL LEATHER JACKET
Are you looking for a cheap and THE best leather jacket ?
Well...Let me tell you that there is no such thing in the world of leather.
A cheap leather jacket cannot be the best and the best leather jacket cannot be cheap. And even if you find one, that may not be a REAL/GENUINE leather jacket. So now the question is how much should a real leather jacket cost. A Real or Genuine Leather Jacket can cost you anywhere from $300 to $2000 or more, depending upon the quality of the leather and the brand popularity. But remember, expensive is not always the best. Plus, Price and Quality don't always correlate !! In fact a world's most expensive Purse Brand does not even use Real Leather. A real leather jacket is an investment to your Closet and therefore you should get Return on your Investment by making sure that it gives you the pleasure and comfort every time you wear it. A real leather jacket will transform to your body and gives a unique look as it gets older. It is durable and should last longer or even lifetime. So if you figure out a daily cost of wearing a real leather jacket, it is going to be cheaper than wearing faux or Vegan Leather Jacket per day because a Faux or Vegan leather may last for only five years as it is not durable.
Our suggestion is to first come up with a budget and then decide which style would be fit for you. Would you like a classic cut like Bomber and Biker or simply a formal Style Jacket. Whatever you choose, make sure that it is a perfect for you and sits smoothly on your body just like another skin. A real leather jacket will be supple, soft and have a buttery feeling. Another way to check if a leather is real or genuine is to smell the jacket. Real Leather has its own pleasant smell that you cant miss.
A lot of people think that leather made from cow skin is the most popular. This is a myth, as bovine leather takes the longest to break in and it is the hardest to maintain its softness once you get to that level. Lambskin is the softest material and comes with even a higher price tag, but goatskin or sheepskin is more durable, soft, and tans well for coloring. Leather Jacket is something that you would wear every day and with that being said, it will be subjected to general wear and tear, therefore a real leather jacket must be made durable and should be able to handle and resist everyday wear, must be water resistant and provide comfort and style at the same time. So, always read the tag placed inside the jacket for material used for outer shell. It must say 100 % real or genuine leather. Few good brand even mention what kind of skin have they used e.g Sheep or Lambskin. Etc
Another thing to look at is the Lining & Stitching. If the jacket is lined poorly and cheaply, then it's likely that the hide is cheap, too. "The more expensive jackets are quality lined, have tougher stitching and thread fabric, which means it will take more to have it wear," a former buyer said. Clearly, a more expensive jacket is built to last, meaning you can take the cost per wear into account. If you have it for five years, that can shake out to pocket change per wear.
Last but not least - the Hardware. A high quality leather jacket manufacturer will always have a high quality Zipper, Buttons or Buckles in their jackets. Few Top Rated Manufacturers of weather resistant Hardware are YKK and SAB. You want to make sure that you check for these because you want your hardware to last as long as your jacket lasts. An inoperable Zipper that cannot be fixed will eventually be trashed and money wasted.
We hope that our article has given you an insight and understanding and now you are ready to buy your next leather jacket.