7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Leather Jacket


It is no secret that a high-quality, classy leather jacket is one of the most crucial wardrobe staples for both men and women. And, this is the reason why buying a good leather jacket is considered to be a long-term investment.

Besides this, a high-quality leather jacket is not only long-lasting but serves as the perfect clothing item for different types of events, may it be a professional meeting or a late-night party.

However, with so many options available in the market, getting your hands on the perfect leather jacket can be a tricky feat, especially if you’re buying it for the first time. But, don’t worry, we have your back!

In this blog post, we have listed down the top 7 things that you need to know before buying a leather jacket.

1.      The Skin of the Leather Jacket

The first point to note is, which type of animal skin would you prefer for your leather jacket? This is because different types of leather jackets are available in the market. Some are made from cow skins, and some from lamb, etc.

If you want a leather jacket that is durable and tough, then you should go for the one that is made from cow’s skin. On the contrary, if you are looking for a leather jacket that is soft and expensive, then you should buy the one that is made out of lamb’s skin, as lamb’s skin is generally used for premium, high-end products.

2.      Leather Type or Grading

The next thing that you should consider while buying a leather jacket is the type of leather used in it. For example, you need to check whether the jacket of your choice is made out of top-grain leather, full-grain leather, or corrected or genuine leather.

If you want a leather jacket with natural marks and patterns, then you should go for full-grain leather. Besides this, the full-grain ones are quite durable as only the best quality hides are used in their making.

However, if you are looking for a leather jacket that is thinner and more flexible, then a top-leather jacket would be more suitable for you.

Apart from this, if you are on a low-budget and can’t afford the premium leather jackets, then you can get your hands on a corrected-grain leather jacket as it comparatively lower in price and is processed to look like a high-quality one.

3.      The Finishing of the Leather

If you are looking to buy a high-quality leather jacket, then you can’t overlook the finishing of the leather in any case, as this factor makes your leather jacket stand out the most. When talking about the finishing of the leather, you will typically come across terms, such as aniline or semi-aniline.

Wondering what aniline leather is? Aniline leather refers to the natural form of leather in which the marks and blemishes are retained. This type of leather is quite expensive but can easily get damaged due to constant exposure to sunlight or water.

On the other hand, semi-aniline leather is blemish-free and more durable than aniline leather. So, if you are looking to buy a leather jacket that lasts long, then you should go for a semi-aniline one.

4.      The Number of Panels

A study conducted by Statista Research revealed that the global jacket and coat market is predicted to generate around 94.5 billion U.S. dollars in retail sales by the year 2021, up from approximately 81 billion U.S.

And, according to fashion experts, wearing leather jackets has become one of the hottest trends because they make you look classy and professional at the same time.

However, while buying a leather jacket, many people forget to pay attention to the number of panels in a jacket. Generally, a leather jacket that is made with fewer panels is more expensive than the one made with many panels or joints.

So, if you want to elevate your fashion statement by wearing a high-quality leather jacket, then it is best to go for the single panel ones.

5.      The Inner Lining

Due to the growing demand for leather goods in the fashion industry, even countries like Nigeria are working to improve the leather manufacturing sector. Therefore, giving consumers a wide variety of leather products to choose from.

So, if you are planning to buy a leather jacket, don’t forget to check its inner lining. This is because the inner lining of a leather jacket is not just an extra layer of fabric, instead, it makes your jacket more comfortable to wear.

Wondering which type of inner lining will go with your favourite leather jacket? According to fashion experts, the Bemberg lining is one of the best options for the inner lining as it is light, breathable, and has a silky touch to it.

6.      Accessories

The types of accessories used in a leather jacket reveal a lot about its quality as well. So, while buying a leather jacket with studs, make sure that the studs used are of high quality and won’t get rusted easily.

Besides this, there are many brands available in the market that allow you to add custom studs to your leather jackets, thereby helping you stand out from the crowd.

7.      The Style

Last but not the least, it is crucial to pay attention to the style of the leather jacket. This is because there are several different styles of jackets available in the market that you can choose from, such as classic bikers, flight jackets, bombers, etc.

If you are looking for slim-fit style leather jackets, then you should go for biker jackets. On the contrary, if you want a stylish-looking jacket with a round neck collar, then a bomber jacket is a must-buy.

The Final Words

By now, we know that although jackets are available in several different fabrics, such as denim, cotton, wool, and polyester, however, leather jackets have their own class. This is because a high-quality, durable leather jacket does not just make you look good but protects you as well. And so, while shopping for a leather jacket, you shouldn’t overlook the above-mentioned factors.

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