Looking for something a little special to add some spark to your wardrobe? Want to make a statement without being too extreme? A leather jacket might be just the thing to get heads turning for all the right reasons. Leather jackets once were the domain of bikers and hoons but nowadays are definitely an absolute must item for your wardrobe, regardless of whether you are woman or man.
Iconic Leather Jackets
It is not at all hard to recall some iconic leather jackets from previous eras. If you used to be a fan of the hit sitcom ‘Happy Days ‘ then you most definitely would have known that Arthur Fonzarelli (Aka Fonzie) was never seen without his famous leather jacket. Leather Jackets also made it to the big screen numerous times. Famous pictures such as ‘Top Gun ‘ or ‘Grease ‘ and far more recently ‘The Matrix ‘ all feature the stars of the movie sporting leather.
Many of us object to wearing animal skin. For that reason ‘Faux Leather ‘ has become reasonably popular recently. Faux Leather is not standard leather and is completetely man made. Faux Leather while much like leather in appearance contains polymers that produce a material that in some cases can be really much like genuine leather. The major difference is the material will have more of a shiny appearance.
One benefit of faux leather jackets (aside from the proven fact that is isn’t made from animal skin) is it is much easier to wash. It is definitely also far more affordable and is some cases can cost as little as $50 for a good quality jacket. Unlike real leather Faux Leather is not as durable and won’t stretch.
The proper way to Wear a Leather Jacket
A leather jacket will turn heads. If you’re going to wear a leather jacket be certain it’s a great fit for you and you match it with some great yet minimalist accessories to permit your leather jacket to stay the focus of your wardrobe.