The typical leather jacket should cost you roughly $800 - $1500. Remember that the jacket will last you for a long time, so you won't need another jacket, hopefully, for the rest of your life. If you wear it for thirty years, you're only paying roughly $25 - $50 per year. When picking a leather jacket, there are certain things that you should take into consideration: the quality of leather, the style of jacket, the color, the cost, and the fit.
The quality of the leather is the largest factor that determines the cost of the jacket. Quality ranges from corrected leather that might not be 100% real leather to quality lambskin or cowskin. You will be able to tell by the feel of the coat how good the quality is.
There are a variety of leather jacket styles: double rider jackets, racer jacket, A2 flight jacket, bomber jacket, and fencing jacket. You will choose the jacket style based on whether you want something more casual or fancier. Double rider jackets are the standard leather jacket and extremely edgy. Racer jackets are simple and the most versatile jacket. Flight jackets are casual with distinct military features. Bomber jackets are another casual option, and it's very simple.
1. Never goes out of style
People have been wearing leather jackets since Irving Schott introduced the motorcycle jacket in the 1920s. It sold for $5.50 at his Harley Davidson store. Ever since, it's been a popular option for men, and the trend hasn't diminished. It's especially great for men who don't typically have style. A leather jacket gives you instant style without having to think about it.
2. Adds edge to your look
Leather jackets remind people of dangerous motorcycle riders. When you wear a leather jacket, you automatically give off a more dangerous vibe without having to actually do anything dangerous.
3. Wear it with anything
You can wear your leather jacket with a large range of outfits. You can wear it with a suit and tie, jeans and a tee shirt, or even workout clothes. No matter what look you're going for, you will find a leather jacket that can go with your outfit.
You can wear you leather jacket in the winter and still be warm. It is made out of animal skin, after all. An animal's skin is made to keep them warm. Many jackets even come with fur to help make you especially warm. While they are warm, you can still wear them in a variety of different climates. If it ever does get too hot, it's a good thing that leather jackets still look good when tossed over the shoulder.