7 Pointers on Looking Good in Leather Motorcycle Jackets

Posted by Marylyn Miniano on

You don’t have to own a motorcycle to have one of those spectacular leather motorcycle jackets. In fact, if you are a guy or gal looking for someone to wear leather motorcycle jackets with, keep reading to get some pointers.

Leather motorcycle jackets have a special look to them and most of this type of jacket is purchased when the customer has just bought a motorcycle or is planning on buying one. It is true that many are bought when there is no motorcycle involved, but we are going to focus on the benefits of having a motorcycle jacket when you have a motorcycle.

Benefits

Some people do not realize the importance of motorcyclists having leather motorcycle jackets for the road. Usually, those are the people who have never been around motorcycles or perhaps do not have the desire to ever be around them. However, anyone who has ever driven a motorcycle or even a motor scooter hopefully understands how leather motorcycle jackets can be a protection for the driver’s skin in case of an accident where he/she may skid across the pavement.

Leather motorcycle jackets protect the arms and torso from what could be significant injuries in an accident. If you are new to motorcycle driving, do not think that it won’t happen to you. If you drive defensively and are aware of every vehicle around you, you may be able to avoid accidents. Wearing protective gear is almost as important as wearing a helmet. The following are also important.

Size

Before buying good leather motorcycle jackets, try some on to see what size fits best. It should fit snug but not tight. A good way to tell if it is a good fit is if the zippers close easily and when zipped, you can move and bend your arms easily. Wear something to the store that you feel you would wear with the jacket so when you try them on, you’ll get an idea of what kind of look you want.

Style

Think about the places you plan to wear it. Can you wear it to work if you have a casual type of job? The more casual you want it, the more zippers, pockets, and seam stitches you should have. If you want it to be more dressy, get less of those. Decide what type of leather motorcycle jacket you want from the typical styles of the racer, the bomber, the A2 flight, or other ones.

Type of Leather

If you want this jacket to last a lifetime, be sure you’re getting real leather and not any ‘corrected’ leathers. Before buying, you need to check the feel of it for quality. A good top grain of leather should feel soft and flexible with just a bit of an oily feel to it. The most common real leathers are cow and lamb, which are both quality types of leather that are similar and a matter of what you prefer.

Price

Be prepared to spend from $175 to $5,000, with the average price somewhere in the middle around $300 to $800 for the most popular leather motorcycle jackets. You get what you pay for so $175.00 will not buy high-quality leather. The more zippers, pockets, and other design extras it has the more it will cost.

If the cost is too much for your budget, you may want to check out some faux leather or textile motorcycle jackets that look almost as good as leather. Be sure to get a guarantee that you can get your money back if you are not satisfied.

Colors

The color of leather motorcycle jackets should be black or brown with some highlights in a bright color like red or yellow, but white is getting more popular because it is much easier to see at night. Motorcycles are a wonderful means of transportation, but American drivers are just not aware enough of motorcycles and don’t see them like in other countries where there are more o them. Having a jacket that stands out is best to help drivers see the back or sides of the driver of the motorcycle.

Browse First

Browsing through different styles and designs of leather motorcycle jackets to get a better idea of what you want before buying it is a smart idea. A great place to browse online is Shopaholic Exclusive at www.shopaholicexclusive.com. We hope you can find one or a pair of the leather motorcycle jackets that you and your partner can be as safe as possible on the roads.


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