When buying leather clothes, shoes or a bag you do not always think that dozens of different types of leather participate in their production. But only armed with knowledge of their features and advantages, you can distinguish genuine leather from its artificial substitutes and choose a really high-quality leather item. We suggest considering these nuances from the point of view of choosing one of the main items of men’s outerwear – a leather jacket.
Types of leather for men’s jackets
Most men’s jackets made of genuine leather, presented in stores today, are sewn from just a few types of leather, if we talk about the type of raw material from which the material is made.
This is a kind of skin of cattle skins (cattle), one of the most valuable in physical characteristics and consumer properties. Calfskin is durable and flexible. It is able to stretch and return to its original form. At the same time with high wear resistance, this is a soft material, from which elegant and presentable men’s jackets are obtained. Genuine calfskin does not break and is not prone to cracking or kinks.
Pig skin, despite the economical cost, modern manufacturers of men’s jackets are almost never used as the main material. In terms of external presentability, this type of skin is significantly inferior to other varieties. Pigskin has a rough and fairly hard surface. It is much less elastic than veal, not so durable and quickly gets wet.
Leather for jackets made from sheep’s skins with chrome tanning was named Chevret. It is a very soft material with attractive elastic properties. Sheep skin can be called the “golden” middle between pig and calf skin. It differs from the latter at a better price, from pigskin – with improved aesthetic and wear-resistant qualities. That is why in the assortment of modern men’s jackets the lion’s share is occupied by chevret models. A men’s jacket made of genuine sheepskin will sit as a “second skin” if you choose the right size.
Fabric:faux pu leather/ fully soft lining 100% polyester；light weight and durable material;touch soft and wear comfortable.
Style:autumn/spring/winter jackets;motorcycle jackets;leather jacket slim fit;classic and simple style.
Design:casual lightweight leather jacket;classic stand collar;front zip-up closure and zip in pockets and cuffs;2 side zippered hand pockets,1 zippered chest pocket and 1 inside pocket,multi pockets offer you enough and safe room for your phone,cards or other accessories.
It is also called chevro, if goat hides that were under 6 months old were used in production. Chevro is a dense and elastic material with a beautiful measure, but one of the most expensive types of chrome tanned leathers. Therefore, not so popular. Skins of adult goats are more economical raw materials, but they are usually used for dressing fur and manufacturing fur clothes.
There are other types of leather, from which men’s jackets are also made, but less often due to the high cost. Crocodile, snake and other exotic types of leather are more often used for sewing exclusive things, whose price tag is not to everyone’s taste.
How to distinguish genuine leather from artificial
When choosing a men’s jacket, do not be lazy to take a few minutes to study the quality of the skin. There are several ways to make sure that you are looking at genuine leather, not its imitation. Of course, you can’t rely on them 100%, since manufacturers of skin substitutes today very skillfully repeat the visual and other signs of natural material. But the methods below still work.
Functionality: Welt Chest Zipper Pocket And Two Lower Zipper Pockets At Waist; Welt Flap Pocket With Snap For Viable Storage And Safe Keeping
Stylish Features: Asymmetrical Center Front Zipper With Snap-Down Lapels And Epaulettes For Added Detailing; Inner Plaid Lining
Versatility: The Faux Cow Leather Makes This Jacket A Staple In Every Man'S Closet; It Is Perfect To Transition Between Seasons Or To Use As A Layering Piece
Functionality: Center Front Zipper; Two Chest Pockets With Snap Closures; Two Upper Zipper Pockets And Two Lower Welt Pockets; Hidden Interior Pocket For Added Storage And Security
Stylish Features: Stand Up Collar With Adjustable Zipper Detailing; Snap Epaulettes On Shoulders; Rib Knit Cuffs And Hem For Comfort
Warming Features: Full Sherpa Lined Body And Collar For Added Warmth; The Faux Deer Leather Is Water Resistant Giving Extra Protection
Faux leather jacket with full zip front featuring moto collar and hooded sweatshirt lining
Zipper chest pockets and side entry zipper pockets at waist
Fabric: 100% Genuine leather; Lining: 100% polyester; Filling: 100% cotton
Removable Hood zip off, can be worn as a standing collar jacket
For accurate size choosing, please check Size Chart in our photos
- Touch the jacket. When touched, genuine leather conveys a feeling of warmth, while remaining dry. High-quality skin to the touch is also delicate, soft and thin. If you squeeze it in the palm of your hand and release it, it quickly returns to its original state. The leatherette is cool to the touch. After some time after touching it, it will still begin to transfer heat, “taking” it by the hand, but it may become a little damp.
- If possible, drip a few drops of water on a piece of leather from the inside of the jacket. Genuine leather absorbs water quickly enough and darkens a little from getting wet. From an artificial analogue of the skin, water drops will simply slide.
- In contrast to smooth and often tucked-up artificial leather sections, the edge of natural leather is rough, with fibers intertwined.
- The wrong side of genuine leather has a fibrous surface and visually looks like velor or velvet. The color of the front and back of the skin should be the same and uniform.
- Previously, genuine leather was easily distinguished by smell. But today, manufacturers of skin substitutes armed with special flavors that realistically mimic the smell of real skin. Therefore, this popular method, unfortunately, has lost its reliability.
Prices for men’s jackets made of genuine leather are always an order of magnitude higher than in the case of products made from artificial substitutes. But this is a justifiable fee for a health-friendly and durable product, maximum comfort and a prestigious look, which you get with a new leather jacket.