Popular Mens Custom Leather Jacket Styles

3 Popular Men’s Custom Leather Jacket Styles

The leather jacket came to fame in the fashion world in the 1950s, thanks to icons like Brando and Dean. These jackets instantly gave the look of ‘cool’ to anyone who wore them and they quickly became a featured piece in men’s, women’s and even children’s fashion.

Today, the leather jacket is just as popular as it was when it first came on the scene. It offers a stylish, sophisticated and cool look. Thanks to the wide range of styles that are available, you can find a custom leather jacket to suit your sense of fashion, no matter what it is.

Wondering what types of custom leather jacket styles are out there? Here is a look at some of the most popular options:

The Biker
biker-style-leather-jacketThis is the very style that Brando brought to fame, which essentially made the leather jacket itself famous. This style sits above the waist, features a thick zipper closure and zippered pockets and also commonly boasts a leather belt and a flap collar. This is literally the style leather jacket that bikers wear. It offers a casual, tough and rugged look.

The Bomber
bomber-style-leather-jacketThis style was made popular by James dean. It has a longer length than the biker, sitting a little bit lower than the hips. It features a wool wide-tabbed color, slit or patch pockets and some often include pockets along the chest. This style offers more of an up-scale casual look.

 

 

The Aviator
aviator-style-leather-jacketHave you ever seen the movie ‘Top Gun’? Well, the jacket that Tom Cruise wears is a classic aviator-style leather jacket. This style was actually created for practicality for pilots during the Second World War. Its thick lining offered extra padding and warmth for pilots. Today, however, this style is quite popular with the everyday, average guy and it certainly offers a trendy, eye-catching look.

If you are shopping for a custom leather jacket to add to your wardrobe, you can’t go wrong with these three styles. They offer a timeless look that is here to stay.

How to Properly Care for Your Custom Leather Jacket

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You have always wanted your very own custom leather jacket and you have finally decided

to invest in one. It looks better than you could have ever imagined, but it after regular wear and tear, it will inevitably start to look worn out.

Fortunately, you can keep your custom leather jacket looking as fantastic as the day you bought it. With these care tips, your jacket will always look amazing.

Custom Leather Jacket Care

Treat it:

As soon as you bring your custom leather jacket home and before you even think about wearing it, treat it. Spray it down with a specialty leather spray, such as a scotch guard. Make sure that the spray you use is specially formulated for the type of leather your jacket is made from. Different leathers will require different care. The label will indicate the type of leather your jacket is made from.

Treating your leather jacket will protect it from water, dirt, oil and other types of stains. Reapply the protector once a year.

Clean It:

In addition to treating it, you will also want to clean your leather jacket. Start the cleaning process by purchasing cleaning products that are specialized for leather. To properly clean it, follow these steps:

  • Wipe down the jacket with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Lightly spray the cleanser to a damp sponge and gently rub it over the surface of the jacket.
  • Wipe the jacket down with another clean, damp cloth to remove dirt and residue.
  • Condition the jacket with a specialized leather conditioning formula. Apply the conditioner sparingly with a clean, soft and dry cloth.
  • Dry the jacket by hanging on a wide, supportive hanger in a room temperature space – it is important to properly dry your jacket after cleaning and conditioning, as well as if it becomes wet in precipitation.  Never hang your jacket in an enclosed space when it is wet.

By following these simple care and maintenance tips, you can keep your custom leather jacket looking as good as the day you bought it, five, 10, 15 or more years down the line.