When thinking about what kind of jacket to buy, there are always going to be a heap of different factors that you might want to take into consideration before simply throwing money at something. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a suede leather jacket over other leather jackets? Or other jackets in general? Let’s go though a few of them here.
Suede Jackets Look Fantastic
There is something incredibly warm and homely about these incredibly soft and delicate jackets. They emit the sense that the wearer is a kind and characteristic person, with good taste, no less.
One of the main reasons why anybody would buy a suede jacket, is they simply look exquisite.
Suede Jackets are Warm
Especially those made of lamb skin, these jackets have a very insulating effect. Some of them come thick enough (usually with an extra layer of fur on the inside) to be full blown winter coats. In some cases, they can well be warm enough for countries that get fairly cold, although they are perhaps less suitable for sub-zero temperatures.
Compared to jackets manufactured from regular non-animal fabrics, these jackets are likely to last longer if taken care of properly. Compared to full grain leather however, they would be less durable and wouldn’t age quite as well.
Suede Damages Easily
Considering their delicate and elegant nature, it isn’t tremendously surprising that suede gets damaged easier. Unlike full grain leather, you cannot simply wipe it off when it becomes dirty. Marks from spills often stain and being exposed to too much water can even compromise the appearance of the exterior.
Not as Long-lasting as Full Grain
As previously mentioned, it may be more durable than the average jacket made from generic materials, but in comparison to its full grain counterpart, it simply cannot meet the status of ‘lasting forever’ or ‘outliving you’.