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June 14, 2020 6 min read

by Alya Omran

Alya is a freelance copywriter, blogger and dentist! She has a passion for writing and enjoys writing on her personal blog in her free time. She is a travel enthusiast and enjoys visiting places with gothic architecture and exotic scenery.


Leather jackets are not just a fashion item. Each jacket comes with its unique and authentic aura. Choosing a good leather jacket can be a detailed and long process. To make the right choice, you need to know a few things about leather jackets.

The first time I walked into a store looking for a leather jacket, I was surprised by the question on whether I liked a specific type of leather.

Leather comes from different sources. Some of the most common types of hides used in the leather industry are lambskin, goatskin, and calfskin. In this article, we’ll talk more about (my personal favorite) lambskin leather!

What is lambskin leather and how is it different from the other types of leather?

Lambskin leather is leather made from the hide of young sheep. It is the softest leather with the most buttery texture. This fine-grained smooth texture makes it stand out among all other types of leather. This softness means a higher liability for wear and scratches, which is why taking good care of your lambskin leather jacket is essential for its longevity.

Lambskin has been used in the manufacturing of leather jackets ever since the industry bloomed in the earls 1900s.

Most of the brands selling leather jackets feature a collection of lambskin leather jackets.

Lambskin leather can be distinguished from other types easily by touch. It is very supple and soft. Its lightweight makes it very comfortable against your skin. Its lightweight makes it perfect for more fashionable jackets, skirts, and dresses. It’s also particularly popular in the gloves category.

Picking The Right Leather Jacket For You

Choosing a good leather jacket can be a very long process. Choosing the right fit is very important, knowing that your jacket could stretch by time. Knowing the different types of leather and the characteristics of each is also very important. Although leather jackets come in all colors, black and brown are the top choices. Your budget is also a very important factor. You should keep in mind that your leather jacket is an investment and the high prices are usually for a good reason, as long as the price is reasonable.

How to take good care of my lambskin leather jacket?

Taking care of your leather jacket is very essential. No matter what type of leather your jacket is made of, its maintenance is very important. When it comes to lambskin leather in particular, special precautions must be taken. Here are a few tips on how to keep your leather jacket healthy:

  • Lambskin leather is very soft and, hence, its liability to sag by time is huge. To avoid that, you must store your jacket well. Use a padded hanger and leave distance between your jacket and other clothes.
  • Never cover your lambskin leather jacket with a plastic bag as this will dry it out. Hang your jacket in a well-ventilated place to avoid humidity build up.
  • Never store your lambskin leather jacket in the sunlight.
  • Keep your jacket dry at all times.

How to clean my lambskin leather jacket?

Cleaning a leather jacket is a tough process. Just like every other natural material, leather is fragile. Lambskin leather, in particular, is highly porous. This means it needs special care.

I always advise to send your leather jackets for professional cleaning. However, with the right products and knowledge, you can use some products at home to clean your lambskin leather jacket.

Using a leather conditioner can be very useful in keeping your leather jacket clean. Before applying the conditioner all over your leather jacket, apply it to a small spot to make sure that it doesn’t ruin the leather.

It is recommended to send your lambskin leather jacket for professional cleaning twice every year. The conditioner can only be used 3-4 times every year. By time, you will manage to develop your own routine of leather jacket pampering!

How much does a lambskin leather jacket cost?

A lambskin leather jacket can cost you anywhere between $200 and up to $4000!

This is usually due to the difference in brand names. Although you should never go for a leather jacket that is questionably under-priced, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the very expensive ones are much better than the average-priced leather jackets.

You can also order a custom-made lambskin leather jacket from Independence Brothers. This is one of the best features offered by our website. Through this option, you can order an optimum quality leather jacket with the perfect fit and at a very affordable price.

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Best Lambskin Leather Jackets on The Market

Mens Lambskin Black Leather Cafe Racer Jacket by FJ

Price: $169

FJ is one of the blooming brands in the leather industry. It is comparatively on the low end of prices but the quality of their leather is not compromised. This elegant jacket is made of top quality lambskin with a very sleek outlook. It is on sale! Save up to $40 if you order it now.


Premium Quality Lambskin Suede Jacket by ARMANI

Price: $1,850

Needless to say, Giorgio Armani produce some of the best pieces in every niche. On the high-end of the price scale, Armani leather jacket may not be affordable to everyone. The model has flat rib-knit cuffs and a hem for minimum weight and horn buttons that highlight the sophistication of the garment. It is unique, attractive, and definitely an investment for all leather jacket enthusiasts.


Lambskin Leather Jacket by Ralph Lauren

Price: $698

This is my personal favorite on this list. Ralph Lauren combines the authenticity of their famous trademark top-notch quality with the feasibility of their relatively affordable prices. This elegant, classic jacket mixes the sporty silhouette of a windbreaker with supple, full-grain lambskin.  It comes in black and brown.


Antique Lamb Jacket by Cockpit USA

Price: $620

When it comes to leather jackets, Cockpit USA continue to prove their leadership in the field. They provide some of the best leather jackets on the market with very reasonable prices.

This jacket looks a lot like the previous one, with a touch of vintage. This A-2 men's lambskin leather jacket is a rustic take on its WWII Government issue counterpart. This jacket is also available in long sizes. All their products are made in the USA and their shipping times are very reasonable.


Reversible Lambskin and Nylon Hooded Jacket by Burberry

Price: $3,450

This is the priciest jacket on my list, and for very good reasons!

  1. It looks amazing.
  2. It’s Burberry.

This is a hooded jacket in supple lambskin, featuring a showerproof nylon reverse. It is definitely the most elegant way to keep you warm and to give you a sleek look. It comes with side zip pockets, interior chest zip pocket, interior side zip pockets.


Edinburgh Black Lambskin Hooded Bomber Leather Jacket

Price: $168

This jacket is one of my favorites. It has a very unique and elegant look. It is very contemporary. It is beautifully crafted and will be your best friend in winter. It comes with a big hood, multiple pockets and sleek zippers. This is a must have. It is on sale. You can save up to $60 if you buy it now through their website.

How to shop online for a leather jacket?

When shopping online, especially for high-priced items such as leather jackets, you must be very careful. First off, you have to make sure you’re buying from the original brand’s website or from a trusted vendor.

Now, the most challenging part is choosing the right fit without trying your jacket on. Independence Brothers offers the very unique options of creating a custom-fit jacket just for you.

Always check the size chart for every product you buy.

Before making an order, make sure you read the return policy of the company well. Some online vendors have a very strict return policy. You need to make sure that if your product doesn’t fit well, you can replace it. This brings us to our next point, positive reviews about the aftersales services of the vendor you choose is very important.

Shipping times are also critical. You don’t want to make an order for a special occasion only to find out you can’t get it on time.

Payment methods are another thing you’d want to consider.

Luckily, most of these questions are always answered in the FAQs of every website.

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Pros and cons of lambskin leather jackets


  • Lambskin leather is supple, soft and light. This makes it perfect for elegant and comfortable clothes.
  • There’s a wide variety of lambskin leather jackets on the market. Every brand has its own unique jacket.


  • Lambskin can be stretchy. By time, if you don’t take good care of your lambskin jacket, it can lose its fit.
  • Its high porosity makes its maintenance hard.
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To sum things up

Lambskin leather is one of the best types of leather hides. Its softness is very unique and it has a unique touch. Leather jackets are an essential addition to your closet. They’re useful in every occasion. From elegant and sleek to sporty and contemporary, you can find a leather jacket in every style, color, and size. With the right information and taste, you can choose the perfect jacket for you.

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