Leather Jackets


What Is a Studded Leather Jacket?

What Is a Studded Leather Jacket?

Leather jackets come in dozens of different styles. There are classic styles, such as biker jackets, as well as newer and more modern styles, such as studded leather jackets. Studded leather jackets are still made of the same leather material as biker jackets. However, they feature a unique design that distinguishes them from their counterparts. What are studded leather jackets exactly, and why should you consider wearing one? Overview of Studded Leather Jackets Studded leather jackets are a form of leather outerwear that’s defined by their use of metal studs. Metal studs are small pieces of metal — typically circular shaped — that are embedded on the front. To make a studded leather jacket, manufacturers will add dozens of these metal studs to the surface. The number of metal studs, as well as the area in which they are placed, may vary. Some studded leather jackets have more studs than others. Some studded leather jackets also feature these studs in different areas. Regardless, the presence of these studs is what distinguishes studded leather jackets from traditional leather jackets. Benefits of Wearing a Studded Leather Jacket Like all leather jackets, studded leather jackets are comfortable. They are available in real leather, including napa leather, that’s softer and suppler than conventional textiles. As a result, you can wear a studded leather jacket all day long without fear of it irritating your skin or otherwise causing discomfort. Studded leather jackets are comfortable to wear for long periods. Of course, studded leather jackets are attractive. Many people prefer the unique style of studded leather jackets over the traditional design of other leather jackets....
The History of Leather Motorcycle Jackets

The History of Leather Motorcycle Jackets

Leather jackets have become synonymous with motorcycle apparel. When driving down the highway, you may see motorcycle riders wearing a leather jacket. These leather motorcycle jackets have been around for over a century. And during that time, little has changed regarding their general construction and appearance. Leather motorcycle jackets are still made of premium leather, and they are still made in the same classic styles as those in the past. For a better understanding of the history of leather motorcycle jackets, keep reading. What Is a Leather Motorcycle Jacket? A leather motorcycle jacket is a form of protective outerwear consisting of a real leather jacket that’s designed for use by motorcycle riders. Riding a motorcycle, of course, requires certain forms of protective gear to minimize the risk of injury. In any given year, over 100,000 people are injured while riding a motorcycle. Some of these injuries are minor are consist of nothing more than scrapes or bruises. Others are more severe and consist of broken bones, road rash and other major injuries. Leather motorcycle jackets are designed to reduce the risk of certain minor injuries. Based on the appearance, leather motorcycle jackets look like most other traditional and classic leather jackets. They feature a uniform design in a common color, the most common being black. With that said, leather motorcycle jackets have a few features that distinguish them from the rest. For starters, they are often thicker than traditional and classic leather jackets. Leather motorcycle jackets are constructed of thick leather that offers a higher level of protection against physical injury than those made of thinner leather and other...
The ABCs of Leather: 7 Common Terms to Know

The ABCs of Leather: 7 Common Terms to Know

Leather is a classic textile that’s used in the construction of countless men’s and women’s garments. In addition to jackets, there are pants, shorts and even dresses made of leather. Leather, of course, is used to make many accessories as well, some of which include belts, bracelets and caps. While you’ve probably come across some of these leather garments and accessories during your shopping trips, there are several somewhat confusing terms that you may encounter. This post offers a guide to some of the most common leather terms and what they mean. #1) Grain Grain refers to the outermost layer of leather. Whether it’s sheepskin, deerskin or cowhide, all types of leather have a grain. Leather is made of animal hide, which is comprised of multiple layers. The outermost layer — the layer found directly underneath the fur — is the grain. It’s important to note that there are different types of leather grains. During the production of leather, the outermost layer is oftentimes altered. The way in which it’s altered will affect the leather’s grain. Types of leather grains include the following: Top grain: Top-grain leather consists of all types of leather that have the outermost layer or grain intact.Full grain: Full-grain leather is a type of top-grain leather that’s characterized by an unfinished and natural grain.Corrected grain: Corrected-grain leather, on the other hand, has a finished grain. In other words, the outermost layer of corrected-grain leather is furthe processed to achieve a unique appearance. #2) Tanning Tanning is one of the processes by which leather is made. Regardless of grain type, all leather is made by tanning....
How Napa Leather Differs From Regular Leather

How Napa Leather Differs From Regular Leather

Have you heard of napa leather? It’s used in the construction of high-end leather garments. You can find jackets, dresses, skirts, shoes, belts and even furniture made of napa leather. Like all types of leather, it consists of tanned animal hide that’s been dried and out and processed for use as a textile. Napa leather, however, is distinguished from regular leather in several ways. For a better understanding of napa leather and how it differs from regular leather, keep reading. The Basics of Napa Leather Napa leather is a special type of leather that receives its namesake from the California city where it was invented. While working as a tanner at the Sawyer Tanning Company in the 1800s, Emanuel Manassee created the world’s first napa leather. In the years to follow, others began to take notice of Manessee’s newly pioneered leather. This eventually led to other companies producing and using napa leather. Since then, napa leather has become synonymous with premium, high-end leather products. It’s used to make many of the same products as regular leather. Napa leather simply features unique characteristics that give it a premium look and feel. Finer Grain One of the main differences between napa leather and regular leather lies in the grain. They both have a textured surface that’s characterized by the presence of a grain. With that said, napa leather has a finer grain. The grain refers to the outermost layer of real leather. If you rub your hands across the surface of real leather, you’ll feel many tiny bumps. These bumps are the grain. Napa leather has a finer grain consisting of...
Wilsons Leather Jacket Review

Wilsons Leather Jacket Review

If there’s one garment that resists sudden shifts in fashion trends, it’s the classic leather jacket. From slick motorcycle jackets to elegant blazers, if you’re in the market for a new leather jacket, it’s all about finding the right style to match your taste. Leather is a versatile material that’s known for its durability and beauty, and the right style can be worn in a variety of settings, from casual everyday wear to formal events. As you’re looking for the perfect jacket, you’ll likely come across two leading brands—LeatherCult and Wilsons Leather. While both brands offer high-quality leather goods that stand up to continued wear and use, you’ll see that their approach to style is quite different Here’s everything you need to know about Wilson Leather and what you can expect if you purchase a men’s or women’s leather jacket from this brand. What is Wilsons Leather? One of the best-known leather brands throughout the world is Wilsons Leather. They’ve been making quality leather goods since 1899, and the guiding principle behind their work is to bring out the timeless quality and durability of genuine leather. You can see their continued devotion to the pure beauty and excellence of leather through their wide-ranging product line. The brand was formed at the turn of the century by three brothers, under the name Berman Brothers Fur, Wool, and Hides. Their love of animal hide products quickly established them as a premier leather company in California, and the brand eventually spun off a fine suede goods business. In 1982, both companies were purchased by the Melville Corporation and merged into a single...
The Complete Guide to Women’s Leather Jackets

The Complete Guide to Women’s Leather Jackets

There’s no denying the fact that leather jackets are a popular choice of women’s outwear. They are available in a variety of classic styles that are easy to incorporate into your daily outfits. More importantly perhaps, leather jackets are made of real leather, so you can rest assured knowing that they’ll last for a very long time. Choosing the right women’s leather jacket, though, requires a little work. Below is a complete guide on how to choose the right women’s leather jacket. Inspect the Type of Leather You can’t expect to choose the right women’s leather jacket without inspecting the type of leather from which it’s made. Whether they are designed for women or women (or both), most leather jackets are made of real leather. They aren’t made of synthetic materials, nor are they made of artificial leather. Rather, true leather jackets are made of real leather consisting of tanned and processed animal hide. With that said, women’s leather jackets are available in different types of leather. Some of them are made of higher-quality leather than others. Women’s leather jackets made of napa leather, for instance, are regarded as being higher quality than those made of other types of leather. Napa leather is real leather, but it has a finer grain than that of other types of leather. For a higher level of comfort, you may want to choose a women’s leather jacket made of napa leather. Choose Your Preferred Fasteners Something else to consider when choosing a women’s leather jacket is the fasteners. All leather jackets have fasteners, and those designed for women are no exception. You can...