Leather jackets have always made men and women go weak in the knees, as it is stylish and durable as well as classic fashion apparel. It gives you warmth and protection against extreme heat or windy weather, especially bikers. Leather jackets are available in several fits, styles and colors. The choice is yours, when you opt to customize it.
When you are shopping for jackets, you will find that the different types are the hip length jacket, the full length jacket, the trench coat style and the 3/4th length jacket, with different variation and accessories to complement different styles, like the motorcycle jackets, the bomber jackets, the aviator or military styles or the Goth-metal look.
To describe in detail, the full length men’s leather jackets will have the bottom hem falling somewhere between your hip and the half length of your thigh. The 3/4th length jackets will fall just above the knee while trench coats cover the entire body, the hem being located just above the ankle. When used as protective garb, a properly insulated jacket can help you withstand cold wind, sleet or rain.
The most popular one is the bomber jacket, closely followed by the motorcycle jacket. Bomber jackets follow the hip length style and have a square look. Commonly insulated with fur and having two broad pockets on front, the jacket comes with an elastic waist and cuffs, sometimes being double breasted and the fur lining extending from the collar to the front of the jacket.
A leather blazer is actually catching on the trend more than a leather jacket these days. Used by both men and women, a leather blazer is not a professional coat but it can be used for parties and business casual wear. They make a great style statement at clubs and classy bars.
Most jackets have common variations in style as there is a zipper or buttons present on the jacket. Sometimes, a jacket for men comes with a belt sop that the wearer can cinch the jacket around the waist, especially when riding a bike. Occasionally, leather jackets also come with a hood, which can be removable and insulated.
The classic colors for leather jackets are black and brown but with the changes of styles, red and dark grey leather jackets have also come into vogue. Red leather jackets can be often seen on the ramp. However, for daily use, a black or a brown color suits everyone best.