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How To Rock A Leather Jacket With Fur

April 29, 2021

How To Rock A Leather Jacket With Fur

by Sarah Makhluf

Sarah is a freelance content writer from Boston, MA. She loves traveling, fashion, and the beach.


You can always rock a leather jacket with a little bit of styling. You’ve probably heard that biker jackets pair well with slim slacks for a clean, put-together look, while pairing a biker jacket with some black ripped jeans will give you more of a biker grunge look. But what about leather jackets with fur?

From pilot jackets with a fur collar to fur-lined biker jackets, we’re giving you style tips to ensure you always look your best while rocking your leather jacket with fur.

Leather Jackets - An Overview

The leather jacket is such a classic and versatile piece of clothing. Leather jackets have essentially been on trend since they were first introduced to the general public as a fashion item. If you don’t already own one, a well-fitted leather jacket is one of the “must-have” staple pieces missing from your wardrobe. The type of jacket you chose can say a lot about your style, personal aesthetic, and even your personality.

Not to mention leather jackets are one of the most durable pieces of clothing you’ll ever buy. High-quality leather lasts. The lifespan of a good leather jacket can range anywhere from 10-20+ years. We’ve even seen some jackets manufactured during the 1970s that still look stunning in 2021!

Do You Need A Leather Jacket?

We all need a couple of statement items and basics in our closets. You probably have that one pair of jeans that you always seem to gravitate to, an ultra-comfy set of your favorite t-shirts, and at least a few different styles of shoes that you trade-off during the week. If the basics are covered, it’s time to think about the attention-grabbing pieces in your wardrobe.

There’s no better statement piece than a killer leather jacket that fits you like a glove.

The best leather jacket will fit nicely on your body, feel comfortable, and be easy to throw on over any outfit - no matter where you’re going. So, do you need a leather jacket? We think so!

How To Style A Leather Jacket With Fur

Figuring out the best way to style a leather jacket with fur can seem a little daunting if you haven’t previously worn this type of leather. First, it’s essential to understand why some leather jackets come with fur and your options while shopping.

 

Why Do Leather Jackets Have Fur?

 

  • Warmth - Not surprisingly, the first reason is for additional warmth. The fur creates a barrier to keep more heat in. This extra layer of protection comes in handy during the colder months like January and February.
  • Wind Protection - If you’re riding a bike, a fur lining can help keep you more protected from the fast winds and cold temperatures while riding.
  • Style- It’s no secret that some people simply enjoy how leather jackets with fur look. If you’re in the market for a pilot jacket, it will most likely have at least a fur-lined collar. That’s because pilot jackets were originally created for WWI pilots. The pilots needed special jackets because the cockpits in WWI fighter planes were open-air and uninsulated.

 

Different Fur Options:

 

Genuine Fur- Genuine fur on a leather jacket is often made from dyed lamb or sheep shearling. That being said, there are leather jackets out there made with more prestigious furs like mink, chinchilla, and fox fur.

 

Faux Fur- Faux fur is a synthetic alternative to genuine fur. Faux fur looks nearly identical to real fur and much more affordable. Authentic fur might feel slightly softer to the touch; however, high-quality synthetics can feel almost the same.

Leather jackets with fur

5 Outfits You Can Rock

Outfit #1: Workplace Practical

Unless you have to wear a suit every day to work, a leather jacket can be office-appropriate attire. During the colder months, pair a classic sheepskin jacket with plush, thick shearling with some slacks and derby shoes for an easy office look. You may even want to wear a well-made sweater or a turtleneck underneath for additional warmth on the morning and evening commute. The jacket serves as the perfect finishing touch tying the look together.

 

Outfit #2: Sophisticated & Proper

We like to think of this as a more toned-down preppy look. This outfit is ideal for date night, a party, or meeting up with friends at a nice restaurant. Pair a black shearling fur-lined leather jacket with a white shirt. Add in some grey trousers or dark wash jeans, and you’re good to go. Oxford shoes or a pair of ankle boots or Chelsea boots go perfectly with this. You’ll still achieve that sophisticated look, but the leather jacket adds a little flavor to it!

 

Outfit #3: Everyday Casual

We all need a go-to outfit to throw on no matter where we have to go. Whether you’re going to class, running errands, walking the dog, or seeing friends, you can’t go wrong with an everyday casual look. A flight jacket with fur is a must-have for winter. It will keep you nice and warm while you’re out and about, but you’ll still look put together. There’s no need to go overboard with the layering either. Let the jacket speak for itself. Keep things simple by wearing plain slacks or your favorite pair of blue jeans with a light, comfortable knit sweater underneath.

 

Outfit #4: Athletic Luxe

This option is another take on the everyday outfit. Mixing athleisure with other pieces in our wardrobe has been a trend now for the last few years - and it’s still going strong. We love pairing black, slim-fitted jeans with a simple neutral tee, a zip-up hoodie, and top it off with a lightweight leather jacket with fur. If you’re really diving into the comfy look, a pair of black joggers can also work! Tie the whole sporty look together with a pair of Converse, Vans, or another similar canvas-style shoe. A great leather jacket with fur adds a bit of luxury (and warmth) to an otherwise simple look.

 

Outfit #5: A Fancy Affair

Use this outfit when you need to attend a more dressed-up occasion. This look is excellent for weddings, work parties, dates, or holiday get-togethers. Wear a shearling-lined leather jacket with a pair of chinos or slim-fit trousers, a classic button-down, and a pair of oxford shoes, derby shoes, or Brogue Shoes. If you’re attending an upscale event, the chances are you’ll be taking off your leather jacket at some point. We recommend checking your coat or hanging it up on the back of a chair away from the main area. That way, if anyone spills a drink or food, you know your leather is protected.

 

Tip* Try to match the color of your jacket to your shoes. Coordinating colors look more seamless and cohesive than having two different colors.

When To Buy A Leather Jacket With Fur

If you’re in the market for a warm and cozy leather jacket, of course, you’ll need it by the fall. But that doesn’t mean the beginning of the chilly season is the best time to buy one. As we’re slowly saying goodbye to Spring and welcoming Summer, now’s the best time to look for great deals on leather jackets. If you’re someone who has luck finding clothes that fit you well off the rack, we suggest taking a peek at your local leather stores to try and snag a good deal on a great leather jacket. If you have a harder time finding the perfect fit at most retailers, you may want to consider having a leather jacket custom made.

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Should You Go Custom?

Now that you have a better idea of why people wear leather jackets with fur and how to style them, it’s time to shop for the perfect leather jacket. Sometimes buying a leather jacket isn’t as simple as walking into a local store or even shopping online. If you’ve ever been frustrated when a company doesn’t carry your size or nothing seems to fit correctly on your body, that might mean straight sizing at mass retailers aren’t suitable for you.

Who Are Custom Leather Jackets For?

Even if you can fit into straight sizing, custom jackets are so much more than just finding the perfect fit. Custom leather jackets are for any guys who either have a specific jacket in mind, prefer a unique color, or want more creative freedom over their clothing choices.

The Perks Of Going Custom

Custom-made leather jackets are made for you.

 

  • You choose the right leather. Whether you prefer sheepskin, calfskin, lambskin, or genuine or faux fur, the choice is up to you. Having a leather jacket custom-made for you means you pick and choose everything down to the minor details. We suggest checking out the difference between the types of leather hides and the various quality grades before you make your decision.

 

  • Get a jacket that fits you perfectly.A leather jacket should fit you like a glove with the perfect balance of stretch, room, and comfort. There are plenty of guys out there who shop straight sizes and have issues with the sleeve length, the shoulder area, the torso, and the overall fit. When the sleeves in the L fit you but the torso is too long, or the S fits your tummy, but the shoulders are too tight - it can get frustrating. When you go custom, you send in your exact measurements to the jacket makers. Each cut, stitch, and piece of fabric is tailored to your unique needs.

 

  • Add all the features you want on a custom leather jacket.Do you want a specific color, patches, fur, or a particular lining in your coat? Almost anything is possible when you decide to go custom. You get to pick and choose everything from the stitching color to what type of zipper you want on your new jacket. Customized patches, fringe, fur, and everything in between can be added (depending on your jacket maker).
Custom leather jackets

Final Thoughts On Owning A Leather Jacket

Everyone needs a go-to staple article of clothing in their closet. Leather jackets are one of the most effortless, versatile pieces of clothing you can buy. They never go out of style, and with enough care and some minor upkeep, leather jackets can have an unlimited lifespan. When it comes to styling leather, the jacket does the hard work for you. Leather jackets are easy to throw on over virtually any outfit during most of the year.

If you’re specifically looking for a leather jacket with fur, you may want to consider investing in a lightweight leather jacket as well. Fur-lined leather jackets are best saved for the really cold months like December, January, and February. If you live in a cooler climate, you can likely get away with wearing a leather jacket with fur for around five months of the year. A lighter leather jacket made from lambskin, sheepskin, or cowhide can often be worn for around nine to ten months out of the year. Again, this will depend on where you live, but either way, you can’t go wrong with investing in a great leather jacket.

Thanks so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to read our thoughts on rocking a leather jacket with fur. Leather jackets aren’t just made to keep you warm. Of course, keeping you comfortable is the main reason, but we also enjoy the styling aspect of rocking a leather jacket. Use your leather jacket to show off your style, personality, and attitude. If you enjoyed this read, please pass it along to another leather lover or let us know in the comments below. We’ll see you at the next one!

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