Do Leather Jackets Fade Over Time?

It’s not uncommon for clothes to fade over time. If you wear the same shirt for several years, for example, it will likely fade to a lighter tone. It may have originally been dark blue, but after years of use, the shirt may fade to a light blue color. So, can leather jackets fade as well, or is this phenomenon restricted to traditional garments like shirts and sweaters? Yes, Leather Jackets Can Fade Nearly all garments can fade over time, and leather jackets are no exception. If you wear a leather jacket long enough, you can expect it to fade to a lighter tone. It’s usually not a significant color change, but it’s still a noticeable difference. Black leather jackets may fade to a lighter off-black color, whereas dark brown leather jackets made fade to a light brown or tan color. Your leather jacket won’t fade overnight. Depending on the type and quality, it may take several years before you notice any change in its color. Furthermore, there are ways to protect your leather jacket from fading, which we’ll discuss later in this blog post. Why Fading Isn’t Necessarily Bad While fading is often viewed as a flaw, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Fading is merely aesthetic, meaning it won’t affect the strength, durability or softness of your leather jacket. The only difference is that faded leather jackets have a lighter tone than their non-faded counterparts. Some people actually prefer the lighter tone of faded leather jackets over the darker tone of non-faded leather jackets. When a leather jacket fades, it develops a distinct appearance that’s not found...

Non-Traditional Styles of Women’s Leather Jackets

Not all women’s leather jackets feature the same traditional style. While you can find them in classic styles, such as “bomber” jackets, there are dozens of non-traditional styles from which to choose. If you’re a fashion-conscious woman and want to take your outfits to the next level, you should think outside the box when choosing a leather jacket. By exploring some of the following non-traditional styles, you’ll create a more unique style while differentiating yourself from the mainstream crowd in the process. Cropped What is a cropped leather jacket? It’s just like any other cropped shirt or top, with the only exception being that it’s a leather jacket. Cropped leather jackets are defined by their shorter, cropped height. Most leather jackets, including men’s as well as women’s, stop at or near the waistline when worn. Cropped leather jackets differ in the sense that they stop your midsection when worn. As a result, they allow you to project more color in your outfit by revealing the shirt or top underneath jacket. Hooded Another non-traditional stye in which women’s leather jackets are made is hooded. Hooded leather jackets are defined by the presence of a hood. The hood itself usually isn’t made of leather. Instead, it’s made of a traditional fabric that’s attached to the jacket. The great thing about wearing a hooded leather jacket is that it will protect it from rain, sleet and snow. If your outside and the sky begins to fall, you can cover your head with the hood to stay dry and comfortable. Of course, hooded leather jackets are also stylish, featuring a unique appearance that’s...

10 Tips on Wearing a Leather Jacket With Jeans

With the average person owning over a half-dozen pairs, jeans are the world’s most popular type of pants. Consisting of a denim construction, they are comfortable, stylish and long lasting. If you own a leather jacket, you can wear it with jeans. For the best possible look, though, consider the following 10 tips on how to wear a leather jacket with jeans. #1) Don’t Mix Brown and Black While jeans match most traditional colors in which leather jackets are made, there are a few exceptions. If your jeans are black, for example, you shouldn’t wear them with a brown leather jacket. Instead, choose jeans in an alternative color that matches or compliments brown, such as light blue or indigo blue. #2) Choose High-Quality Jeans If you’re going to wear jeans with a leather jacket, make sure they are high-quality jeans. Low-quality jeans are made of cheap denim — or other low cheap fabrics — so they don’t offer the same level of style or comfort as their high-quality counterparts. You’ll have to pay more for a pair of high-quality jeans, but it’s a smart investment that will allow you to put together better-looking outfits. #3) Consider the Cut You can wear a leather jacket with jeans in just about any cut, but some cuts are more stylish than others. Skinny and straight-leg cuts have become a popular choice because of their naturally slimming appearance. They feature a narrower opening in the legs than other cuts, which subsequently makes you look slimmer and even taller. When choosing a pair of jeans to wear with a leather jacket, consider the cut...

How to Protect Your Leather Jacket From Water Damage

Leather jackets are undoubtedly strong and durable, with the thick animal hide material able to withstand the hands of time for many years. In fact, some people are able to wear their leather jacket for decades, attesting to its long-lasting performance. But if you’re going to wear a genuine leather jacket, you should take the necessary precautions to protect it from water damage. Failure to do so could result in a shorter lifespan for your leather jacket, forcing you to replace it just a few months or years down the road. Leather Jackets and Water: What You Should Know Some people assume that leather jackets are waterproof or water resistant, but this typically isn’t true. Unless a jacket is made of faux leather — which isn’t even real leather — it may sustain damage when exposed to water or moisture. Leather is permeable, meaning it has a porous surface that absorbs and releases moisture depending on the surrounding environment. If a leather jacket is exposed to a wet or humid environment, for example, it will absorb moisture. If it’s exposed to a dry environment, it will release moisture. When exposed to a wet or humid environment for a prolonged period, leather jackets may absorb a significant amount of moisture — to the point where the jacket begins to develop mold or mildew. Both mold and mildew are two types of fungi that thrive in moist environments. When either type of fungi has access to an organic food source, such as leather, in a moist environment, they will thrive. Unfortunately, this means prolonged exposure to moisture can cause your leather...

How to Brush Your Leather Jacket (The Right Way)

There’s no denying the fact that leather jackets offer a superior level of style, comfort and durability compared to other forms of outerwear. Whether you choose a traditional bomber-style leather jacket or a more modern style, you can rest assured knowing that it will offer countless years of use and enjoyment. To take full advantage of your leather jacket, however, you’ll need to keep it clean. Some people assume that the only way to clean a leather jacket is to run or blot it with a damp washcloth and soap mild soap. While effective, there are other ways to clean a leather jacket. If your leather jacket is only slightly dirty with a small amount of superficial dust or debris on the surface, for example, you can clean it with a brush. Brushing a leather jacket is a quick and easy way to revitalize its appearance — and it only requires a brush. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to brush a leather jacket. For instructions on how to brush your leather jacket the right way, keep reading. Choose a Soft-Bristled Brush You shouldn’t clean your leather jacket with just any brush. If the bristles are too hard or stiff, it could scratch your jacket, leaving permanent marks behind. To prevent this from happening, choose a soft-bristled brush. Soft-bristled brushes, of course, are softer, so they are less likely to scratch your leather jacket. When choosing a soft-bristled brush, rub it against your hand to see how it feels. If it stings, it’s probably too stiff, in which case you should choose a softer brush. There...

The Complete Guide to Leather Jackets

Are you thinking about adding a leather jacket to your wardrobe? With origins dating back to the early 20th century, it’s a classic form of outerwear that’s all-but-guaranteed to withstand the hands of time. While other jackets come and go according to mainstream fashion trends, leather jackets have remained a popular choice for over a century. Unless you’ve owned or worn one, though, you may have some questions about leather jackets. Leather Jacket Colors: What You Should Know When leather jackets were originally created during the early 1900s, they were constructed in traditional colors like black and brown. It wasn’t until several decades later when companies began making them in alternative colors. Today, you can find leather jackets in dozens of different colors, some of which include the following: BlackBrownRedYellowGrayGreenOliveGoldBeigeOrangeTealAnd more… Choosing the Right Color So, what color leather jacket should you choose? It really depends on your personal preference. The color of your leather jacket won’t affect how it feels when worn. Rather, it will only affect the jacket’s appearance. But you should still choose a color that works for your personal style. A good rule of thumb to follow when shopping for a leather jacket is to choose a color that matches the shoes or boots with which you intend to wear it. If your favorite pair of shoes are black, for example, you should choose a black leather jacket. On the other hand, if you prefer wearing a pair of brown boots, choose a brown leather jacket. Matching your leather jacket with your footwear will help you create a more cohesive outfit that enhances your appearance....

How to Find the Perfect Pair of Leather Pants

If you’re tired of wearing the same jeans or trousers day after day, you should consider investing in a pair of leather pants. Made from the same leather fabric as leather bomber jackets, they offer an unparalleled level of aesthetics and comfort. To take advantage of these benefits, though, you need to choose the right type of leather pants. Leather pants are available in dozens if not hundreds of different styles. So, how do you know which pair is right for you? Don’t Fall for Faux or PU Leather Pants You may discover that some leather pants are labeled “faux” or “PU leather.” While these alternative styles look like real leather, they are made of a completely different fabric. Therefore, faux and PU leather pants don’t offer the same benefits as genuine leather pants. When shopping for leather pants, check the tag to see what fabric it’s made of. Unless it’s made of genuine leather, put the pants back and choose a different pair instead. Shop Smart, Not Hard Leather pants aren’t as common as traditional jeans and trousers. As a result, you may struggle to find them for sale when shopping at local apparel stores and malls. You can still find leather pants available for sale; you just need to shop smart and not hard. Here at LeatherCult, for example, we offer one of the largest selections of high-end, genuine leather pants at unbeatable prices. Rather than wasting a weekend driving around from store to store, check out the leather pants offered on our website. From the comfort and convenience of your computer, you can order the perfect...

How to Rock a Leather Jacket in 2019

With 2019 officially here, there’s no better time than the present to update your wardrobe with a genuine leather jacket. Leather jackets have been around for over a century, with some of the earliest examples dating back to World War II when they worn by aviation pilots to protect against the cold temperatures of high-altitude flights. While modern airplanes now have climate-control systems in the cabin, leather jackets are still a popular, timeless choice of outerwear. To take advantage of their brilliant style and unparalleled versatility, though, you need to follow a few simple tips when wearing a leather jacket in 2019. Choose a Color to Match Your Outfit When choosing a leather jacket, consider the color and whether it matches with other garments with which you intend to wear it. If your leather jacket clashes with your shirt or pants, it won’t help you create an attractive outfit. Rather, it will degrade your level of style by creating a clashing appearance. How do you know what color to choose for your leather jacket? It’s simple: Stick with a color that flows with the rest of your clothes. Black and brown are, by far, the most popular color choices for a leather jacket. They’ve been around since leather jackets were first invented, offering a timeless, classic style that works well with most outfits. You can still explore alternative colors, but brown and black are both safe and effective choices. Match Your Footwear With Your Leather Jacket A good rule of thumb to follow when wearing a leather jacket is to choose matching footwear in the same or similar color....

How to Keep Your Leather Jacket Sleeves Rolled Up

A leather jacket is a versatile form of outerwear that you can wear year-round. From winter and spring to fall and winter, the unique characteristics of genuine leather make this garment perfect for all seasons. Of course, this is one of the reasons why so many people prefer leather jackets over other forms of outerwear. But if you’re planning to sport a leather jacket during the warmer months, you may want to roll up your sleeves. As the temperatures begin to warm, the semi-thick nature of leather may compel you to roll up your sleeves. While rolling up your sleeves should be easy, though, many people struggle to keep their sleeves rolled up. The good news is that there are a few steps you can take to keep your leather jacket sleeves rolled up at all times, including the following. Roll Sleeves Past Your Elbows Start by rolling up your sleeves past your elbows. In other words, don’t just roll up your leather jacket sleeves to the middle of your forearm. Instead, roll them slightly past your elbow. Once here, your elbow should prevent them from falling down, all while providing you with a cooler and more comfortable fit during the hot summer months. Choose a Thicker Leather Jacket When given the option between wearing a thick leather jacket or a thin leather jacket, choose the former. Not all leather jackets feature the same construction. Some are made with thicker leather than others, and wearing a thick leather jacket will reduce the risk of your sleeves rolling up. With its thick construction, you can roll your sleeves up without...