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The Jacket Maker Jacket Review

May 15, 2019

The Jacket Maker Jacket Review

by Joanna Smykowski

Joanna does quite a few things in life, but writing has been her favorite by far. She is a city girl who has moved to a beach town, and second to writing, will never tire of music, travel, and the friendships she makes as a result of both.


What is The Jacket Maker?

The Jacket Maker is a newer company that is based out of California in the United States and Ras al Khaimah, or RAK, in the United Arab Emirates. Only six years old, they began as an online retail store for leather jackets in 2013. They had a small division for custom orders, but their store was mostly targeted towards comic and movie fans who wanted the finest leather jackets. Their unique platform was cutting out the middleman within the fashion industry. They did this by being the manufacturer as well as the retailer of their products and staying customer centric.

The Jacket Maker shifted to bespoke in 2016, and it is still a major part of the company three years later. Bespoke is anything custom made. They stated that their idea was to make it easy for people to buy jackets of their choice as their complete focus went to bespoke.

In 2016, The Jacket Maker began adding one outerwear category at a time, expanding their company to the present day and beyond. Adding the outerwear categories led to their appreciation for custom orders, which The Jacket Maker states transformed their company.

2017 brought on an increase in The Jacket Maker’s digital presence and platform. The company created a team of in-house designers so that customers could have a personalized experience from beginning to end when it came to ordering their products. Today, they have both custom options as well as ready to wear collections, and they aim to offer “the widest range of finest quality leather jackets at an affordable price.”

How do I order a Jacket Maker leather jacket?

The Jacket Maker does not have any brick and mortar stores and is entirely online. As a result, if you want a Jacket Maker jacket, you will need to order it online. Their online site at https://www.thejacketmaker.com/ is split up into four categories: men, women, futurism collection, and customize. The Jacker Maker allows you to browse in many different currencies, from the Canadian dollar to the British pound.

Even if you choose a ready to wear jacket, The Jacket Maker allows you to customize the item. You can request a custom design by adding your name, email, and a note with the changes that you want. Plus, you can upload artwork, design, or logo to the request form as well and send it in.

If you want to get an entirely customized jacket, you can go to their customization section and describe what you want for your custom order. Just like if you were adding a customization to a ready to wear jacket, you can upload artwork, design, or a logo as well.

Depending on the product your order depends on when you will receive it. Many orders qualify for 7-10 days free shipping if it is ordered in standard sizes. Custom orders get shipped within 2-4 weeks, and The Jacket Maker uses DHL and FedEx to ship.

The jacket maker leather jackets

What if there is an issue with my product?

If there is an issue with your item, The Jacket Maker allows returns within 30 days of delivery. In order to return the item, you must follow a few steps:

  1. Pack all of the items in the original product packaging.
  2. Make sure items are in good condition
  3. Include the order number with the items
  4. Send the return package to the address located on their website at https://www.thejacketmaker.com/returns
  5. Ship the package through a traceable method (such as USPS or any other insured method)
  6. Include the return tracking number and return form

 

Once their Fulfillment Center has received and inspected the return you have made, they will issue the refund within 7 days. It takes their Fulfillment Center usually 72 hours to inspect it after receiving it. You will receive an email confirmation that your return is completed, and refunds are made to the original form of payment, getting processed within 10-45 days, depending on your bank.

The Jacket Master states that customers are entitled to a return and refund if the wrong product is received, the product has any defects, it gets damaged in shipping, or it is tampered. They make clear that for personalized or customized orders, however, a return for a refund or exchange is not allowed under any circumstances.

If you have a custom order, The Jacket Maker addresses two of the major issues that usually arise with custom jackets: design and sizing. To combat any issues with design and quality, The Jacket Maker sends photos of the product to you so that you can review the design, material, and stitching. In so far as size, they have a sizing guide to help you take your measurements. However, if there is still an issue, they will do your first alteration for free, although you still need to pay for the shipping to get it back to them (which is the case in any return or exchange.)

You as the customer are able to do either a full refund or an exchange. If you do an exchange, the exchange order is processed and delivered to you within 15 business days.

How to buy The jacket Maker jacket

Having a Jacket Maker leather jacket

The Jacket Maker has many different options for men’s and women’s jacket. each jacket is made with different types of real leather, and is made ready to wear. The prices of the jackets tend to range between $200-$400

The Jacket Maker has a very important bespoke niche in their company, which is important to explore. In the other blog section, we spoke about how to place that order. In that case, the world is your oyster! You can pick and look, feel, and design. Whatever you choose is yours personally, and is a valuable outlet to explore when deciding what Jacket Maker jacket to purchase.

If you decide to go the ready to wear route, the next section below is for you. Here, we’re highlighting a few of the jackets that we viewed, in no particular order. Remember that even if you order a ready to wear jacket, there is still the customizable aspect of adding something to a jacket that already exists.

Men’s

  • Ionic Leather Jacket – this jacket has a real sheep skin leather outer shell with a semi-aniline finish. The inner shell is made of quilted viscose lining. There is a zipper to close it, zipper cuffs, and a band collar style. Plus, there are not only four outside pockets, but two inside pockets as well. This jacket comes in various colors, such as blue, red, and black.
  • Aaron Leather Bomber Jacket – made with goatskin leather and a burnishing finish. This jacket has a quilted viscose lining, with a zipper to close. It has a high neck collar with knit rib cuffs, and comes with four outside and two inside pockets.
  • Coffner Shearling Fur Jacket – this jacket has a real goat skin leather outer shell with a suede finish. The inner lining is full faux fur lined and there is a zipper to close. The collar style is shirt, and the cuffs are button style. This jacket has an equal two pockets on both the inside and the outside.
  • Darren Leather Biker Jacket – this jacket is made of cowhide leather and had a vegetable tanned semi-aniline finish. There is a quilted viscose lining and the closure style of the jacket is a flap over zipper with snap button cuffs. In addition, the collar style is a band with a snap button belt. Th shoulders on the Darren Leather Biker Jacket are quilted and the elbows have a patch. Quite the detailed jacket, this has maroon racer stripes running from the should to wrist as well. There are even waist adjustment snaps to make it fit that much more to you as the wearer. This jacket has four outside pockets and two inside.
  • Night Trooper Leather Jacket – the Night Trooper jacket is made of cowhide leather and has a zipper to close. The inner lining is quilted viscose and it has a band collar style with zipper cuffs. There are green stripes on the sleeve of this jacket as well, in addition to the four outside pockets and two inside ones.

 

Women’s

  • Rave Leather Biker Jacket – the Rave Leather Biker Jacket is made of sheepskin on the outer layer. The leather finish is semi-aniline. The inner shell is quilted polyester lining and it has zipper style cuffs. With only two outside pockets, this jacket closes with a zipper and has a band style collar with snap buttons on it as well.
  • Suzy Suede Jacket – this jacket has a goatskin real leather outer shell that is topped off with a suede finish. The inner lining of the jacket is quilted viscose lining, it has four outside pockets. The Suzy Suede jacket has a shirt style collar and zipper closure, as well as snap button cuffs. In comes in a few colors, such as brown and black.
  • Kelsee Leather Biker Jacket – the Kelsee leather biker jacket is made of real sheepskin leather. It has a quilter polyester lining and a zipper closure. The collars are bands with snap buttons, while the cuffs have zipper. There are two outside pockets and the shoulders are quilted. In addition, the Kelsee leather biker jacket comes in six different colors: blue, green, black, maroon, brown, and distressed black.
  • Starlight Black Leather Biker Jacket – this jacket is different because it is not a long-sleeved jacket. it is a lambskin that that has an aniline finish and a quilted viscose lining. The Starlight jacket has two outside pockets and none on the inside, and has a zipper to close. It also has a notch color style.
  • Tomachi Red Leather Jacket- this jacket is made with real sheepskin leather. It is finished with a semi-aniline finish, and it has a quilted viscose lining on the inner shell. The collar has a shirt with a snap button, and there are open hem cuffs with a zipper to close.
Caring for your Jacket Maker Jacket

Caring for your Jacket Maker Jacket

As with many leather jacket sites, there is a Care Details section that is on the product page. In general, The Jacket Master tells you not to wash, bleach, tumble dry, or iron the jacket, and to soft dry clean it only. As with most leather jackets, getting products, so as leather lotion, to care for your jacket and add to its longevity is never a bad thing. If you want to make sure that the product you are using works for your jacket, it is always a good idea to email their customer support team.

Pros and Cons of a Jacket Maker Jacket

The Jacket Maker seems to come by generally good reviews by its users. The first concern that I thought of, the fact that they have only an email address to contact and no physical store, seems to not be an issue at all. Many reviewers note how great their customer service is, even if there does happen to be an issue with their jacket and they need to return or exchange it. While many seem happy with their ready to wear jackets, The Jacket Maker seems to have made a name for itself with its customizable jackets. Leather jacket companies do not always offer customizable options. Some companies, such as the Independence Brothers, do, but many don’t have the custom fit and design as an extensive option. The Jacket Makers have taken the bespoke aspect and pillar of their company and put in a lot of work into making sure they do that well. They were even coined as “driving the leather jackets industry into the future with customization” by the Aspiring Gentleman.

In regards to their ready to wear price (customized jacket prices vary, so it is difficult to comment on those), they seem to be a relatively affordable price tag. There were jackets as low as about $200, which for a leather jacket is on the less expensive end.

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Choosing a Jacket Maker Jacket

If you have been to our blog before, you know we say that choosing a jacket boils down to a few key things from you, the customer: style, needs, and price tag. While it may sound like three points that have been heard before, it is important to consider and reiterate before purchasing your leather jacket:

First, your needs and here, it blends with style. The Jacket Maker seems to be the place where customization is key. Do you have your own specific sense of style? Have you felt that normal jackets don’t work for you, or they do but you would like to add something to them? The Jacket Maker is the place to get a very unique jacket, or a ready to wear jacket with an extra customized finish.

The final, big element to consider is your budget. Are you able to spend money on the higher priced jackets, or do you need to stay in the lower range? The Jacket Maker leather jackets are more affordable than many other leather jacket companies and brands. However, it is still a financial invest for you to be making. Perhaps the price tag is the difference between customizing your jacket entirely or getting a ready to wear one. Figuring out your budget can help you possibly narrow down your selection choices as well.

Custom made leather jacket

Conclusion

We feel strongly about leather jackets here and about what they can do for you as a person. Especially for a bespoke place like The Jacket Maker, we hope this article helps you elevate your leather jacket purchasing experience if you end up buying one of theirs. At the end of the day, you are the person purchasing this extension of yourself. Do research and read reviews. Compare styles and cuts and comfort. Contemplate how to make the jacket your own, if that is what you want. Find what works best for you, what you can see yourself wearing many days throughout the year. Whether you purchase a Jacket Maker leather jacket or an Independence Brothers leather jacket, you need to make sure it is the best version of yourself in that jacket.


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