Congratulations on your decision to invest in a genuine leather jacket. While fashion trends come and go, it’s safe to leather is here to stay. Leather jackets have been worn by men and women alike for over a century, and even today they remain one of the most popular styles of jackets on the market. But if you’re going to buy a leather jacket, you’ll want to make sure it’s the right fit.
One of the first things to consider when choosing a leather jacket is the sleeve length. If the sleeves are too short or too long, the jacket simply won’t look right; thus, you should choose a different size.
Much like a standard suit jacket, the sleeves of a leather jacket should fall just shy of your wrist bone. Ideally, you should still be able to see your wrist bone, as this indicates the jacket is a good fit. Keep in mind, however, that too much space between your wrist bone and the jacket’s sleeve indicates the sleeves are too long. There should be a very small amount of space between your wrist bone and the sleeve.
You should also consider the chest size when choosing a leather jacket. A properly fitted jacket should allow you to rise both your arms to your sides, bring them forward, and place them down by your sides with ease. Jackets that are too small will restrict these movements, indicating you need a bigger jacket.
Feel free to stand up and move around when trying on a leather jacket. Are you able to move freely and unrestricted? Does it feel too tight around your chest and/or midsection? These are just a few questions that you should try to answer when choosing a leather jacket.
Much like shirts have different “fits,” so do leather jackets. Some leather jackets are designed to be more open than others. If you have a thin/narrow build, however, you may want to choose a slim-fit leather jacket. As the name suggests, slim-fit leather jackets have a tighter fit. This can prove useful for men and women with slender frames, as it contours to the shape of their bodies.
Hopefully, this will give you a better idea of how to choose the perfect-fitting leather jacket.