Leather Jacket Trends for Spring 2017

Leather Jacket Trends for Spring 2017

Today marks the first official day of the spring season. With this seasonal transitional comes warm weather, longer days, new plan life, and the opportunity to change your style. While there are dozens of ways to change your style, one of the easiest is to invest in a genuine leather jacket. But if you’re thinking about a new leather jacket, you should familiarize yourself with the following trends.

Focus on High-Quality Leather

There’s been a growing focus on high-quality leather jackets in recent years, and rightfully so: many retail and department stores attempt to save money and cut corners by selling cheap jackets made of fake leather. Although they look similar to jackets made of genuine leather, they don’t offer the same level of appeal, durability and overall quality. Fake leather jackets have a tendency to degrade and break down more quickly. As a result, many people are staying away from these fake leather jackets, choosing jackets made of 100% genuine high-quality leather instead.

Beyond Cow’s Skin Leather

It’s also worth noting that many leather jackets are now being made with ultra-high-quality sheep skins leather instead of cow’s skin. In the past, nearly all leather jackets were made of cow’s skin. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with cow’s skin leather. On the contrary, it’s strong, durable, and readily available. However, many manufacturers have since transitioned to sheep skin leather for its luxurious properties and characteristics, some of which aren’t found in cow’s skin leather.

Movie-Inspired Leather Jackets

Ever wish you could dress like a movie star? Well now you can thanks to the recent addition of new movie-inspired leather jackets. Available exclusively here at LeatherCult, the Fight Club leather jacket is the same type of jacket worn by Brad Pitt in the movie of the same name. It’s made of Pure Napa Sheep Skin Soft Leather, featuring an off-red color with a button-down front. Whether you’re a fan of this 1999 classic action movie or not, you can’t go wrong with the Fight Club leather jacket. It’s synonymous with modern style, allowing anyone to dress like Pitt’s character. And like all leather jackets sold here at LeatherCult, the Fight Club leather jacket also offers custom sizing at no additional cost.


Custom Sizing

Another leather jacket trend that you can expect to see more of this spring season (and beyond) is the custom sizing. When you buy a leather jacket at a local retail or department store, you are usually limited to choosing from just a few selected sizes. Being that no two people have the exact same body size, however, this can make it difficult to find the perfect fit. As such, many people are now ordering their leather jackets with custom sizing. Here at LeatherCult, for instance, we offer custom sizing on all of our leather jackets. You can specify your body measurements when ordering, and we’ll use those measurements to customize your jacket so it fits perfectly. This is just one more reason why you should buy your leather jacket here at LeatherCult instead of a local retail or department store.

Hybrid Leather Jacket/Shirt

A lesser-known leather jacket trend to watch this spring season is actually a hybrid of a shirt and jacket. It’s worn just a like regular shirt, but it features the same high-end look, style and quality of an actual leather jacket. These hybrid leather jacket/shirts are becoming increasingly popular. They allow individuals to express their creative style in a way that was previously not seen. Best of all, they are lighter and thinner than a typical leather jacket, making them particularly attractive for the upcoming warm weather.

Beyond Black and Brown

We’ve talked about this before on our blog, but it’s worth mentioning again that leather jackets are available in more colors than just brown and black. There’s no denying the fact that brown and black are the two most popular colors in which leather jackets are made. However, manufacturers have since branched out to offer other colors, including red, yellow, green, blue and countless other colors. As such, you shouldn’t limit your selection to only brown and black. Experiment with other colors to see what works and what doesn’t. Who knows, you may find a new favorite color for your leather jacket? But the only way you’ll know is by seeing what works and what doesn’t.

Leather Blazer

Have you seen a leather blazer? If not, there’s a good chance you will soon. Blazers are less formal than suit coats and jackets, but they are still more formal than traditional jackets. Most blazers, however, are made of traditional fabrics like cotton, wool or linen. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with these materials, a bolder option is a leather blazer, such as the old sold here at LeatherCult.

‘Armored’ Leather Jackets

If you’re a biker, you probably know the importance of wearing thick clothing. As the saying goes, “hope for the best but prepare for the worst” holds true in this instance. Hopefully, nothing bad will happen when you’re riding your motorcycle. If you get into an accident, however, you want to be wearing the right clothes to protect against serious injury. Some leather jackets are designed specifically for this purpose, featuring additional padding to protect the wearer’s body from physical injury. These armored leather jackets are often prized over traditional jackets by bikers.

These are just a few of the hottest leather jacket trends to watch this spring season. Just because a particular style or trend wasn’t mentioned here doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad idea. The great thing about fashion is that it’s in the eye of the beholder. If you prefer a leather jacket in a specific style, feel free to flaunt it.