by Sarah Makhluf
Sarah is a freelance content writer from Boston, MA. She loves traveling, fashion, and the beach.
Have you ever tried a leather jacket by Mango? This Spanish clothing design company was actually founded in Barcelona in 1984. If you’ve never heard of the brand, it may be because there aren’t nearly as many stores in the US. Mango is incredibly popular throughout Europe; however, it looks like more stores will be making their way to the US soon. New York City is currently in the top spot with three operating Mango shops. They even have a massive flagship store with housing spaces dedicated to art and culture right in the heart of SOHO.
The design company specializes in women, men, kids, and plus-size collections. The brand often uses good-quality fabrics and resembles a Mediterranean style with a contemporary twist. The company was originally founded by brothers Isak Andic and Nahman Andic. Since they opened their doors nearly four decades ago, Mango now has over 16,000 employees. The headquarters still sit in its origin country, Spain. Mango's biggest market does remain in Spain, and the second-largest market is in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mango designs a whopping 18000 garments throughout all of their categories each year. While we can’t pinpoint just how many men’s leather jackets are included in that number, we can confirm they have a great selection to choose from. Mango’s clothes are a seamless blend of modern, contemporary, ready-to-wear styles made with excellent quality and care. Most of their clothing is considered moderately priced - think of prices similar to items you would find in department stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, or Macy’s.
“Leather garments add style and authenticity, must-have qualities in a man’s closet.” - Mango.
If you’ve never ordered online from Mango, the site looks like pretty much every other higher quality e-commerce store - which is not a bad thing! The site is easy to navigate, and browsers can do a quick search to instantly find the items they’re looking for at the top of the web page. They also offer free standard shipping on orders of more than $50, which you’ll hit if you’re purchasing a leather jacket.
You can check them all out here, Leather For Men 2020. Right now, they have four classic leather jackets for sale on the site. Assuming they already released their Fall/Winter 2020 Collection, we think it’s safe to say there won’t be any new additions to the leather jacket category until 2021.
You’re probably wondering how much Mango leather jackets will cost you. Each of their leather jackets rings in at $339.99. The jackets are constructed with 100% Nappa leather and only come in two colors: unsurprisingly black and brown. Mango is all about the biker jacket too. Three out of the four leather (not suede) styles on the site are biker jackets. The odd one out is a classic leather double rider style leather jacket in black. All of their leather jackets come in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. If you need special sizing like a more petit fit or big & tall length, these standard sizes may take some trial and error before finding your perfect fit.
If you’re looking for a good-quality leather jacket at a bargain, one stand-out feature Mango offers is their online outlet shop. They actually have more leather jacket options in their outlet than they do on their main site! Right now, they have six genuine leather jackets for up 50% off of the original asking price, which ranged from $299.99 to $339.99. Granted, these are discounted items, meaning they won’t have all of the size options available for sale. Often outlet pieces are past season, things the store had a hard time selling, or an abundance of a specific size. The price doesn’t reflect the quality of the garment in this case.
You can check out all the sale leather jacket styles at the Mango Outlet here. They have a great selection of suede jackets on sale too! The outlet site is just as user-friendly, and the checkout process is simple.
The checkout process is exactly the same for the outlet and primary site. Keep in mind the two are not connected, though. You can’t place an order with garments from the main store and the outlet store. To order from the main site, all you have to do is place your desired item in your cart. They do require you to either sign in to your existing account or add your email if you’re new to the site. However, you don’t need to register for an account with the website to make a purchase. If you don’t like marketing emails, be sure to unclick where it says, I wish to receive the newsletter - it’s automatically clicked for you.
Shipping times do vary. It’s a little hard to tell exactly how long their leather jackets take to ship. This is partly due to delays caused by the pandemic, so it’s no fault of Mango, rather something you as the buyer may want to take into consideration. If you’re planning to get yourself or a loved one a new leather jacket for the holidays, we suggest you order sooner rather than later.
All of the jackets currently for sale at Mango are made with 100% sheep leather. Sheep leather is known for being incredibly soft, durable, and on the more expensive side when compared to cowhide. The price is fair for a good-quality leather jacket that should last for a long time.
Mango is incredibly open and honest about their factories. They clearly display where around the globe their factories are located and have taken on a Transparency Pledge, and are committed to a number of social responsibilities. It’s especially refreshing to see a major brand being so transparent with their customers. We think they deserve an outstanding A+ for it! They promise that all Mango factories’ working conditions are safe, comfortable, and fair for the workers.
The Fit -The Biker Jacket comes with a backstitch panel, zipped pockets, and stud fastening. The fit is a classic biker fit, meaning it sits closely on the body without much additional room. The jackets are cut to sit right where your t-shirt (or whatever type of shirt you’re wearing) ends.
The Feel -If you’re the kind of person who cares about the lining in your leather jackets, this one from Mango feels buttery soft. The lining is made with high-quality polyester so it can easily slide on and off the body without tugging on your clothes underneath. The jacket is soft, flexible, and doesn’t require much time to break it in from the first wear. That’s one of the perks of sheep leather - it’s usually softer and more flexible than cowhide.
The Usability -What's the best way to use this jacket? This isn’t the jacket for you if you’re looking to stay warm when it’s the middle of January and snowing outside. If you need a light jacket you can easily throw on during the fall and winter (depending on where you live), this one’s for you. Keep in mind most leather jackets aren’t created to be a barrier against snow and ice. They do a great job of blocking wind and giving you an additional layer of protection. Because the jacket is crafted from 100% Nappa leather, you don’t want to wear it in the rain. Rain and leather don’t mix, regardless of the type of leather jacket, you’re wearing. Keeping it away from the rain, snow, and sun will help prolong the lifespan of the jacket.
When it comes to buying your first, second, or third leather jacket, the rules remain the same. Buy a jacket that makes you feel good! Leather jackets are the epitome of cool. Wearing one should give you a confidence boost, make you feel comfortable, and be an item in your closet that you regularly gravitate towards. If you’re going to invest in a good leather jacket, always do a little research beforehand. The most important thing is finding a garment that fits your body type and style.
So, did you take the plunge? Are you the proud owner of a brand new killer leather jacket? Even if you haven’t pulled out your wallet yet, it’s essential to understand a little leather care 101. Use these tips before, during, and after wearing your jacket to keep your leather in pristine condition. Before you wear it for the first time, you may want to spray it with a specialized leather spray that helps protect the leather from rain, dirt, and stains. If you do get something on your jacket while wearing it, never wash it with water. Take it to a cleaner that specializes in leather. When you’re not using your jacket, be sure to store it in a cool, dry place.
Tip: A good idea is to keep leather jackets in a garment bag hanging in your closet during the summer months when you don’t need it.
Overall, I think Mango has a great selection of products at very fair prices. If you’re looking for a good-quality leather jacket that’s not too expensive, Mango may definitely be a strong contender.
This particular leather jacket is an excellent introduction to the world of leather jackets. It’s exactly what you want from a traditional leather jacket, no-frills, no fuss, just luxurious comfort. This is a great option for guys who need a strong basic leather jacket to add to their wardrobe. If you’re into more colors or have a daring sense of style, other brands may have what you’re looking for. We’ve done plenty of pieces on colored leather jackets. Give those a read to learn more about blue, green, and even purple leather options.
I hope you learned a thing or two about a new or familiar brand. Mango is wildly popular in other parts of the world, and the US seems to be hopping on the Mango craze. It’s easy to see why. They have high-quality items at affordable prices. If you liked this read, please pass it along to anyone else who may benefit from it. As always, leave us a comment below. Have you ever tried a leather jacket by Mango? If so, what did you think? We want to know.
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