Leather Jacket Types

Bomber Leather Jacket

(aka Flight Jacket) – One of the most popular and versatile styles of leather jackets. Because they were originally developed for pilots sitting in unenclosed cockpits, they are designed with warmth in mind and are characterised by elastic/ribbed cuffs and elastic waist and will frequently have fur lining and/or a fur collar. They can be worn casually or dressed up over business casual attire equally well. Definitely a good versatile addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

Some characteristics of bomber jackets are

  • Most of bomber jackets feathers Rib knit at the collar, cuffs or hem, these add-ons are used in bomber jackets for extra comfort since being waterproof like biker jackets is not needed inside plane cockpit.
  • Rib knit is also used to seal the openings to keep the heat inside.
  • Normally its a bit loose fit around the body and arms. This is for extra insulation and more room for movement in cockpit.
  • Large front or bellows pockets are also used in bomber jacket which are useful for carrying aviation charts, flare guns etc.
  • Length of jacket is a bit long as compare to biker jackets.

Biker Leather Jacket

The original first leather motorcycle jacket developed by Schott NYC and introduced in 1928. This is the jacket that was worn by Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones, The Ramones, punk rockers, and greasers, and all around badasses since their introduction. This jacket has become synonymous with rebellion and is not to be taken lightly. It was made for motorcycle riders so it was meant to be functional. This jacket has a very distinct look because of it’s asymmetrical front zipper and large snap lapels. Usually meant to be worn casually, but can be added over a button up and tie for an edgier look.

Some characteristics of Biker Jackets are

  • Biker jackets use zip fastenings to prevent the wind from entering the jacket and also to protect contents in pockets at hight speed.
  • Press stud flaps are used on shoulders in most of the biker jacket for securing back bag at high speed.
  • Biker jackets normally have Shoulder and Elbow panels for added protection.
  • To reduce the wind buffeting while riding at speed, its goes slim fit across the body and arms.
  • Through the use of collar straps and cuff zippers, wind entering the jacket is prevented.

Leather Coats & Blazers

Blazer is evolution of traditional suit jackets, A blazer resembles a coat cut more casually which doe’s not need matching pent unlike suit. Key features are:

  • Blazers are usually solids in dark blue, navy, black, burgundy, dark green, red and white or ivory.
  • Like Cloth Blazers, lather blazers also have either one or two vents at the rear hem.
  • Usually single breasted with either one, two or three buttons.
  • Two button jackets tend to be a little slimmer as the silhouette nips in at the waist. Three button jackets on the other hand are straighter throughout the body.
  • Blazers usually with flaps to maintain the clean lines.
  • Leather blazers features cuffs with buttons.

Leather Vests