How to Maintain a Red Leather Jacket

How to Maintain a Red Leather Jacket

Red is a stylish, as well as versatile, color in which leather jackets are made. As shown in the photo above, red leather jackets are bright and vibrant, allowing for a more attention-grabbing appearance when worn. Unfortunately, red garments tend to show stains more easily than other-colored garments. You can keep your red leather jacket looking clean and new, however, by giving it a little TLC. Just follow these maintenance tips, and you’ll be rewarded with a better-looking, longer-lasting red leather jacket. Store It on a Clothes Hanger When you aren’t wearing it, try to get into the habit of storing your red leather jacket on a clothes hanger. Doing so is beneficial for several reasons. First, storing your red leather jacket on a clothes hanger allows it to retain its shape. It won’t develop wrinkles or creases but, rather, its shape will stay the same. Second, storing your red leather jacket on a clothes hanger protects it from dirt, dust and debris. If you toss your red leather jacket on the floor, a table, a sofa or elsewhere in your home, it may get dirty. To keep your red leather jacket clean, you should store in a clothes hanger Don’t just store your red leather jacket on any clothes hanger, though. For maximum protection against deformation, choose a heavy-duty clothes hanger that’s made of solid wood. Cheap clothes hangers are typically made of plastic. If you store your red leather jacket on a cheap hanger such as this, the hanger may break. And if the hanger breaks, conventional wisdom should lead you to believe that it won’t retain...
9 Tips on Wearing a Red Leather Jacket

9 Tips on Wearing a Red Leather Jacket

Who says leather jackets are only available in traditional colors like black and brown? While black and brown are undoubtedly popular colors, you can find leather jackets available in dozens of other colors. Red leather jackets, for example, have become an increasingly popular choice among fashion-conscious women. With their red color, they offer a brighter and more attention-grabbing appearance that many women prefer. If you’re planning to wear a red leather jacket, though, you should consider the nine following tips. #1) Pair With Dark Pants or Trousers Because red leather jackets are bright, they tend to look best when paired with dark pants or trousers. In other words, don’t wear yellow, red or other bright-colored pants or trousers with your red leather jacket. Instead, choose dark-colored pants or trousers. Indigo or black jeans, for example, will complement your otherwise bright red leather jacket. #2) Choose a High-Quality Red Leather Jacket Not all red leather jackets are the same same. Some are made using higher-quality leather than others. If you’re looking to create an attractive outfit, you should choose a red leather jacket made of high-quality leather. The Leather Jacket #210 sold here at LeatherCult, for example, features a premium construction consisting of genuine napa sheepskin leather. With its napa sheepskin leather construction, you can rest assured knowing the Leather Jacket #210 won’t degrade. #3) When In Doubt, Wear a White Shirt If you’re struggling to find the perfect shirt to wear with your red leather jacket, choose a white shirt. Whether it’s a t-shirt, a dress shirt or a blouse, white shirts look amazing when worn in conjunction with...
9 Ways to Revitalize an Old Leather Jacket

9 Ways to Revitalize an Old Leather Jacket

Does your leather jacket look worn and degraded? If you wear any type of jacket or coat for long enough, it will eventually show signs of wear — and leather jackets are no exception. With that said, you can revitalize an otherwise old and worn leather jacket by following a few simple steps. Clean it You can’t expect to revitalize the appearance of an old leather jacket without cleaning it. Over time, leather jackets will accumulate dirt, dust and debris that, when left unchecked, will result in a degraded appearance. You can typically clean an old leather jacket, however, by wiping down the surface with a damp washcloth and gentle-formulated dish soap. Alternatively, there are leather soaps and detergents available that are designed specifically for leather products. Inspect for damage In addition to cleaning it, you’ll also need to inspect your leather jacket for damage. High-quality leather jackets — those made of genuine leather — are naturally protected against damage. With that said, they can still sustain damage when exposed to physical stress. Therefore, you should take a few minutes to inspect your leather jacket for damage. Look around the seams for signs of frayed stitching or other forms of damage. If you discover any damage, you’ll need to repair it. Otherwise, it will may spread while causing additional damage in the process. Store it on a clothes hanger Assuming you aren’t doing so already, you should get into the habit of storing your leather jacket on a clothes hanger. While tossing your leather jacket on the floor, your bed or elsewhere in your home may sound harmless, it...
What Is a Leather Duster?

What Is a Leather Duster?

If you’re looking for a new jacket to wear this winter, you should consider purchasing a leather duster. Not to be confused with leather trenchcoats (see below), leather dusters offer the perfect balance of style and comfort. So, what is a leather duster exactly, and why should you include one in your daily outfits this winter? Overview of Leather Dusters A leather duster is a type of loose-fitted, long-length jacket that’s characterized by a leather construction. Not all jackets are designed to fit loosely when worn. Some feature a looser fit than others. Leather dusters embrace this loose-fitting design while also featuring a long length and a leather construction. The Leather Duster With Cape, for instance, is a high-end leather duster. Available for sale here at LeatherCult, it features a long length with a genuine leather construction. And like all leather dusters, it’s designed to fit loosely when worn. Leather Duster vs Leather Trenchcoat Many people assume leather dusters are the same as leather trenchcoats. While both coats feature a long length, as well as a leather construction, they aren’t necessarily the same. Both leather dusters and leather trenchcoats are unique, and it’s important to familiarize yourself with their differences if you’re thinking about purchasing one. Leather trenchcoats typically offer a tighter fit than leather dusters. It’s also worth mentioning that leather trenchcoats are more rugged than their duster counterparts. In fact, most leather trenchcoats are designed for use in the rain, sleet and snow. You can still wear a leather duster in these conditions, but leather trenchcoats are designed with an emphasis on weather resistance. Aside from these...
Why Leather Jackets Are so Versatile

Why Leather Jackets Are so Versatile

If you’re looking to purchase a new coat or jacket, you should consider going with a leather jacket. While there are dozens if not hundreds of coats and jackets on the market, none are more versatile than leather jackets. As a result, purchasing a leather jacket is a smart investment for all men and women. But unless you’ve worn a leather jacket in the past, you might be wondering why they are so versatile. Easy to match You can easily match a leather jacket with most other garments and fashion accessories. If you’re headed to town to run errands, you can create a casual outfit by pairing your leather jacket with a white t-shirt and pair of denim jeans. If you’re headed to work, you can dress up your leather jacket by pairing it with khakis or formal slacks with a button-up dress shirt. Regardless, you can easily match a leather jacket with other garments and fashion accessories. This is one of several reasons leather jackets are such a versatile form of outerwear. Timeless style Another reason leather jackets are so versatile is because of their timeless style. It’s no secret that fashion trends come and go. A trend that’s popular this year may fade next year. With that said, you can rest assured knowing that leather jackets are always in style. They’ve been around for nearly a century, and since that time, little has changed regarding their style. Leather jackets are still made of the same genuine leather as they were during the 1920s, and they still feature the same classic style. As a result, you’ll be able...
7 Practical Tips on Choosing a Women’s Leather Jacket

7 Practical Tips on Choosing a Women’s Leather Jacket

Leather jackets constantly rank as one of the most popular forms of outerwear. They’ve been around since the early 20th century, during which they were by airplane pilots and crewmen. Their thick leather construction offers a higher level of thermal insulation — and therefore more heat — than coats and jackets made of thinner, less-insulative materials. In recent years, however, there have been dozens if not hundreds of new leather jacket styles released. While there’s nothing wrong with choosing a modern leather jacket such as this, many men and women prefer the timeless appearance of classic leather jackets. If you fall under this category, consider the seven following tips on how to choose a classic leather jacket. 1) Brown or black For a classic appearance, choose a leather jacket featuring either brown or black. When leather jackets were first invented, they were manufactured almost exclusively in these two colors. Over the years, brown and black have remained the most popular colors for leather jackets. They are timeless, easy on the eyes, and flow cohesively with most other colors and patterns. As a result, you can’t go wrong with a brown or black leather jacket, especially if you’re trying to achieve a classic appearance. 2) Simple fastening If you look at examples of some of the world’s first leather jackets, you’ll probably notice they all have a simple fastening mechanism. Although there are exceptions, most either have a single column of buttons lining the front, or they have a zipper on the front. Regardless, simple fastening mechanisms such as these are recommended. They are easy to use, and most importantly,...