You may have heard us speak about custom jackets before, or this may be the first you have heard of it. Custom leather jackets are a huge part of us here at Independence Brothers, so we love discussing them as an option for all leather jacket wearers out there. We think they are amazing, and they add an extra layer of depth and personality to your jacket. But, custom may not be for you. Here are some of the pros and cons of getting a custom (also known as bespoke) leather jacket:
Pros -The first pro of having a bespoke leather jacket is the custom factor itself. You create this jacket to fit you, your personality, and your style. This is a huge draw for people to express themselves, or make sure that this jacket encompasses everything they want it to. Instead of choosing something that is already made and someone else has designed, you get to wear you.
The second massive pro to having a bespoke leather jacket is that it will fit you in the truest way that a jacket can. If you are ordering from pre-made, pre-designed factory leather jackets, there are standards sizes that are an option. Even when you pick a size, there is the possibility that it does not fit as snugly and securely as you would like it to. Leather jackets should wear as if you have a second skin, and if you fall in-between sizes, that may not be the case.
Cons – The main con that goes along with having this kind of a jacket is the price tag. While there are affordable leather jacket companies out there, bespoke leather jackets are still more expensive than the factory ones. This is because of the time, energy, and effort that goes into making it, as well as because it is custom. Consider this as you are figuring out what company to go for and the design that you are going after.