It’s very easy to fall in love with leather jackets; they are timeless pieces and last forever. Leather jackets are extremely versatile too and you can put them on for the casual look going right up to the semi-formal appearance, stopping just short of occasions that demand strictly formal attire. Leaving aside a suit, any person should make a leather jacket a mandatory part of his/her wardrobe. There is nothing better than a properly fitted leather jacket to carry your day. However, just like the traditional coat or blazer, leather jackets too are available in a wide range of styles and cuts, some of them made iconic by celebrities and the gum-chewing macho Marlon Brando.
The specific styles of leather jackets depend greatly on the quality of leather, the stitching, the zippers and the animals they are sourced from. Hence, it will be relevant to look at them from these perspectives too. You can get more details of the prevailing trends and cuts from mobile apps of major manufacturers and online stores. Australian producers of leather jackets hire top Melbourne app developers to highlight their products and same is the case in other countries. They will also get a PPC management agency to carry out an optimised online digital marketing campaign so that the latest leather jacket styles in vogue are made known to potential buyers.
Leather is generally sourced from cows and lambs. While jackets made from cow skin is more durable, those of lamb are softer and more expensive. The lower priced jackets are made from corrected leather which is skin that had some flaws and has been treated. The top styled leather jackets have decorative stitching along the edges and pockets and stand out in detail. For lowering costs, designers often used thinner threads for top stitching that do not stand out to that extent in bold.
Now that you know the basics that really add value to the glamour quotient and style of leather jackets, here are some of the more common forms.
Racer Jacket – These are generally preferred by bikers and their minimalistic design details add to comfort levels while riding. The pockets are zippered to store valuables safely and a band collar can be turned up to guard against harsh elements. It is an extremely versatile piece and is suitable for any occasion.
Flight Jacket – Traditionally designed as a pilot’s leather jacket it is cropped around the hips to allow a comfortable sitting position. Large front flap pockets, ribbed cuffs and hems and a placket that covers the zipper for protection against the wind are some of the other unique features.
Fencing Jacket – So named because it resembles the style of jackets that fencers wear, these are distinguished by the asymmetrical placement of zippers, often in a bold S shape running down from top to bottom on both sides. This is the style that fashion kings like Rick Owens and Carol Christian put their signature on.
Rider Jacket – It is an all time classic, more commonly known by its trademarked name of Perfecto and made famous by Marlon Brando in “The Wild One”. These are usually made of high quality full grain leather with variations having two zippers instead of one.
A leather jacket is good for any age or sex. The best part is that your investment will never go out of fashion.