How to Choose a Leather Motorcycle Jacket

How to Choose a Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Do you own a motorcycle? Well, you aren’t alone. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), more than 8.4 million motorcycles were registered in 2011. Of course, there are certain advantages of riding a motorcycle over driving a car or truck. For starters, motorcycles are more fuel efficient, consuming just a fraction of the fuel used by fuel-sized automobiles. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, motorcycles allow riders to experience an up-and-close and personal method of transportation. Whether you’re riding across town or across country, you’ll experience new sights and sounds when riding a motorcycle that’s simply not found when driving a car or truck. As most seasoned motorcycle riders know, however, it’s important to choose the right riding apparel. Wearing a windbreaker isn’t going to cut it. For maximum protection and comfort, you should consider wearing a leather motorcycle jacket instead. It’s a smart investment that’s guaranteed to pay off in the long run. So, for some helpful tips on how to choose the right leather motorcycle jacket for your needs, keep reading. Stick With Real Leather One of the reasons why leather jackets are such a popular choice of apparel among motorcycle riders is because of their strength and durability. While jackets made of other fabrics and materials easily tear, those made of leather do not. This makes an them an invaluable choice of apparel for motorcycle riders. With that said, only genuine leather jackets offer this unmatched level of strength and durability. Those made of faux leather lack these characteristics, exposing the rider to potential injury. You can expect to pay more for a genuine leather...
The Unwritten Rules of Wearing a Leather Jacket

The Unwritten Rules of Wearing a Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are one of the world’s oldest, most time-tested types of outerwear. They’ve been around since the turn of the 20th century, during which military pilots and crewmembers wore them to stay warm during high-altitude flights. While modern aircraft are now designed with climate control systems, the traditional “aviator” style leather jacket remains a popular choice of outerwear among men and women of all ages. But if you’re planning to buy and wear a leather jacket, there are a few unwritten rules you should follow. ¬†Avoid Fake Leather I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that you should avoid jackets made of fake or faux leather. Jackets such as these typically contain synthetic materials like polyurethane or PVC. While cheaper, they lack the attractive characteristics and qualities that make leather such a prized textile. Therefore, it’s recommended that you spend the extra money and invest in a genuine leather jacket. It will cost more than a fake leather jacket, but this is one case in which the saying, “You get what you pay for” holds true. Go Classic When shopping for a new leather jacket, you may feel overwhelmed at the sheet amount of styles in which they are available. However, you really can’t go wrong with a classic style like the flight jacket. Also known as the bomber jacket, it offers a timeless style that’s synonymous with quality and comfort. The flight jacket features an all-leather construction and fur-lined collar for maximum warmth. As such, it’s the perfect choice of outerwear for the otherwise cold winter months. Check the Leather Don’t...
9 Fashion Tips That Every Man Should Follow Wearing a Leather Jacket

9 Fashion Tips That Every Man Should Follow Wearing a Leather Jacket

Leather jackets remain one of the world’s most popular choices of outerwear. Originally invented more than a century ago, they are designed with natural animal hide (usually cow or sheep), offering a truly unique, one-of-a-kind appearance. If you’re planning to invest in a leather jacket, though, there are a few things you should know. For nine fashion tips on how to look your best when wearing a leather jacket, keep reading. Genuine Leather Don’t make the mistake of wearing a faux leather jacket. Some people assume that faux leather is just a different type of leather. In reality, though, it’s a completely different material with no direct relationship to the real thing. Faux leather is essentially fake leather that’s made of one or more synthetic materials. While it looks similar to real leather from afar, a close inspection will reveal some stark differences between the two. Faux leather is rough, hard and has an unusual chemical-like odor to it. For these reasons and others, it’s recommended that you only wear a genuine leather jacket, not faux leather. The Size Is Right You should also choose a leather jacket that’s sized specifically for your body. Unfortunately, finding the perfect size isn’t always easy. You can visit a dozen retail and department stores, only to walk away empty-handed. Well, we make the process a little easier by offering custom sizing on all leather jackets at no additional charge. When ordering a leather jacket here at LeatherCult, you’ll have the option to specify your size, which we’ll use to customize your jacket so it fits just right. Finding a leather jacket in...
Choosing the Right Leather Skirt for Your Style

Choosing the Right Leather Skirt for Your Style

A leather skirt is a bold, stylish choice of apparel that looks great on all women. Made of the same high-quality leather as a leather jacket, it features the perfect combination of strength, durability, comfort and elegance. Whether you are running errands around town or going out with friends, you can’t go wrong with a leather skirt. With that said, however, you need to choose the right style. There are dozens if not hundreds of different leather skirt styles, each of which has its own unique characteristics. To ensure you look your best, follow the tips listed below when choosing a leather skirt. Stay Away from ‘Pleather’ What is pleather and why should you avoid it? Pleather is a type of synthetic material that’s designed to look and feel like genuine leather. It’s typically made using polyester or other synthetic materials that are heavily processed in chemicals. Unfortunately, pleather lacks the attractive characteristics and qualities that makes leather such a popular and versatile textile. Pleather skirts are rough, uncomfortable and have a funny odor to them. For these reasons and others, it’s recommended that you stick with genuine leather when choosing a skirt., Choose Nappa Leather When shopping for a new leather skirt, check to see what type of leather it’s made of. We’ve talked about this before on our blog, but it’s worth mentioning again that different skirts are made of different leather. Arguably, the highest quality type of leather is Nappa. Napp leather is characterized by an exceptional soft texture and temper. Because of this, it’s commonly used to make high-end skirts, jackets and other apparel products....
Tips to Preserving the Look and Integrity of a Leather Jacket

Tips to Preserving the Look and Integrity of a Leather Jacket

The leather jacket is synonymous with timeless style. It’s been around for over a century, and even after all of those years, it remains one of the most popular types of outerwear in the world. Worn by men and women alike, the leather jacket is the perfect choice of outerwear, regardless of the season or weather. But if you’re planning to invest in a new leather jacket, you should follow the tips listed below to preserve its look and integrity. Choose High-Quality Leather The first step in preserving a leather jacket is to choose high-quality leather. There are several different types of leather used to make jackets, not all of which are high quality. Suede leather, for instance, is characterized by a soft underside of split grain. It’s considered a lower quality type of leather; therefore, it’s best to avoid it when choosing a jacket. Instead, consider buying a jacket made of nappa leather. It’s arguably the highest grade leather, featuring an exceptional level of softness and comfort that’s not found elsewhere. Don’t Stretch It Try to avoid stretching your leather jacket. It’s not uncommon for individuals to pull on rug on their jacket pockets, only to discover later that the leather has stretched. Leather, like most fabrics, will stretch when enough force is exerted upon it. And once a leather jacket has stretched out, it’s difficult to repair. Thankfully, this problem is easily avoided. Simply avoid pulling or tugging on your leather jacket. Beware of Cologne, Perfume or Body Sprays What’s wrong with wearing cologne, perfume or body sprays? Well, spraying them while wearing a leather jacket could...