Men's Style Advice A Guide to Wearing Leather Jackets

By Diana Faber

Creating distinctive and personal design and style is what leather can do. A pencil skirt and a masterfully crafted tailored suit combined with a leather jacket can project a graphic of someone that you shouldn't play around with. Or it can be used to create a fun, spirited mood just by shifting apparel and makeup.

Women's leather jackets have proved so ageless and flexible it is no wonder they have achieved iconic status and have been picked up by almost every celeb we know. Celebrities such as Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, and Lindsay Lohan create their own personal style with leather jackets.

Another favourite and striking source of women's leather jacket fashion is the big screen, those larger than life characters the worlds greatest directors create for us. Think about the legendary Beatrix Kiddo played by Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, or the numerous occasions Angelina Jolie has wowed us all-dressed in leather for movies like Tomb Raider and Wanted. There are dozens more examples in our magazines and on our screens and each of them contributes to an individuals unique style and generally with great success.

These days, you can easily find one for under $150. There's also a whole lot more to choose from than just 5 years ago. And the beauty of it is, you get to choose a whole lot of finishes too. You can choose from vintage, washed out, distressed, matt, glossy that can match any style and mood that you so desire.

Leather jackets have been popular since the 50's and were popular with cartels, military outfits and those with money well before that. Ever since they we're first popularised they have enjoyed continued reinvention for the purposes of fashion as well as function when considered against the backdrop of the airforce issued jackets or biker jackets.

We are often drawn to the magnet of the little brown leather jacket in the window of a shop, simply because of the distinction and authenticity only a leather jackets commands. They're ageless because they are the original, each one is completely unique, no two pieces of leather are the exact same, no two jackets are exactly the same. Leather jackets are hand crafted, each panel cut with a sharp tool held by real experienced craftsmen. Materials selected individually by sight and hand to match thickness, texture and colour. The parts are joined together to give you the durable finish and water-proofed for different weather conditions. Your leather jacket is the real deal, it's the original, it's distinct, it's authentic and it's yours.

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