How to Keep Your Leather Jacket Shiny

How to Keep Your Leather Jacket Shiny

A high-quality leather jacket is a smart investment that will offer you countless years of use and enjoyment. It’s soft, comfortable, supple and looks great with a variety of outfits. Best of all, you can wear a leather jacket for formal and casual occasions – something that can’t be said for most other jackets and forms of outerwear. If you’re thinking about buying a leather jacket, though, you may want to follow some basic precautions to preserve its shiny texture. Why Leather Jackets Have a Shiny Texture While there are always exceptions, you’ll probably discover that most leather jackets have a shiny texture. Whether it’s black, brown or red, leather is typically made with a shiny surface that reflects light. There are a few reasons for this characteristic, one of which is protection from the elements. You see, manufacturers often add a polish or finish to their leather to protect it from moisture. After producing the leather, they’ll add a layer of polish or finish to “lock in” the moisture and protect the surface from damage. This layer serves as a barrier of protection, preventing the moisture in the leather from evaporating, while also preventing damage from exterior elements. Additionally, a shiny texture creates a more stylish appearance that many people prefer. You can always identify a new leather jacket by its texture. It usually has shiny surface that reflects light similar to the way in which a gloss surface reflects light. It’s a stunning appearance that enhances the aesthetics of the jacket. For these reasons and others, many men and women prefer wearing leather jackets with a shiny...
7 Fashion Rules to Follow When Wearing a Leather Skirt

7 Fashion Rules to Follow When Wearing a Leather Skirt

With spring fast approaching, there’s no better time than the present to reevaluate your wardrobe. While you can always full-length pants like jeans and trousers, leather skirts offer a fun and flirty alternative for fashion-forward women. Made from the same high-quality leather used to make jackets, they offer the perfect combination of style, comfort, durability and versatility. Whether you are going out to dinner, attending a wedding or engaging in just about any other activity, you can’t go wrong with a leather skirt. However, there are a few fashion rules you must follow to ensure that you look your very best when wearing a leather skirt. Genuine Leather Just because a skirt is labeled “leather” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s made with real leather. Unfortunately, some companies use synthetic materials to make skirts. Known as faux or fake leather, it has a rubbery feel to it and chemical-like odor. While faux leather skirts typically cost less than the real thing, this is a case in which the saying “You get what you pay for” holds true. Faux leather lacks the attractive qualities and characteristics that makes leather such a prized textile. For these reasons and others, it’s recommended that you choose a genuine leather skirt. ¬†Form-Fitting When choosing a leather skirt, consider the way in which it hugs your body. If you want to show off your figure, it’s recommended that you wear a form-fitting leather skirt. As the name suggests, form-fitting skirts sit closer to the skin, thus enhancing and defining your figure. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to choose a skin-tight leather skirt. Rather, choose...
What Color Leather Jacket Should I Choose?

What Color Leather Jacket Should I Choose?

If you’re looking to invest in a new leather jacket, you might be wondering which color to choose. Like most forms of outerwear, leather jackets are available in a wide range of colors. In fact, some styles even feature two or more colors. With so many different colors from which to choose, you may struggle to find the perfect one. With a little bit of planning, though, you’ll have an easier time choosing the right color for your needs. So, consider the following tips on choosing a leather jacket color. Check Your Shoes What do shoes matter when choosing a leather jacket color? Well, a good rule of thumb is to match the color of your jacket with that of your shoes (or any other footwear). If you’re wearing a black leather jacket with brown shoes, the two colors will clash while creating an unattractive appearance. A better solution is to wear black shoes with a black leather jacket. You don’t have to necessarily wear shoes in the same color as your leather jacket, but the colors should compliment each other. Therefore, you should consider your shoes when choosing a leather jacket color. Classic Style As you may already know, the two most traditional, classic colors in which leather jackets are made is brown and black. Some of the world’s first leather “bomber” jackets were designed exclusively in brown. This is because brown is the natural color of most cow hide, thus it’s easier for companies to produce brown leather than other colors. In the years to follow, however, black became a popular alternative, with many men and women...