Let’s get right to it. You’ve been living under a rock. Or, you might not know where to buy a leather jacket. In either case, I’m really hoping it’s the rock (it would make a great conversation piece for your next date).
Leather jackets are anywhere and everywhere. From brands like Tom Ford and AllSaints to others like Vanson and Aero, you have MILLIONS of sources to buy a leather jacket. The key is to know what your budget is, what the leather jacket’s function will be, and what material you want the leather jacket to be made of.
Luckily, I’ve put together a list to help narrow your approach and decision-making capacity (how great the world is with too much information) on where to buy a leather jacket, based on rising and leading leather jacket brands in the low, mid, and high price range.
Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list, meaning brands I haven’t included below are not by any means worse or better. They’re simply worse than worse (just kidding).
1. The Starters Range [$40 – $150]
Jackets in this range are affordable. Super affordable. Most of the brands at this level will offer faux leather jackets due to the low cost of material used in creating the jacket.
Whether you choose to stay with this material in the future or have an extra jacket handy on rough nights, you should know how they compare to genuine leather.
Jackets in this range you’ll find mostly at department stores like TJMaxx or simply on Amazon. On occasion you might run into a real leather jacket at the $150 range. I know I did when I took a walk through Wilsons Leather. Most days now you can snag one for as low as $120 on Amazon that has great reviews and most importantly, has a high percentage rate for fitting as expected.
In any case, here are the top starters for making your way into the leather jacket market:
Chouyatou [Men’s Best Seller]
FLAVOR – [Men’s Best Seller]
Lock & Love – [Women’s Best Seller]
2. The Majority Range [$150 – $1,000]
Brands and companies in this range are the majority makers and sellers. Most of the leather jackets you’ll find fall in this range, as it gives those who seek a jacket for a decent cost their share, and those who are looking for one that will last them a significant amount of years and wear will be at the higher price range.
When you buy from this range, you have a pretty good selection from known brands. You can also be more assured that your leather won’t crumble to dust after some wear and tear. But seriously, a jacket here will be more able to withstand the elements and last you longer. Not to mention some have pretty stylish elements to them when you bring your wallet or purse closer to the top range.
Here are a select few of the mid-range brands you know or are worth exploring:
The Jacket Maker – Make your own custom leather jacket or browse their timeless styles
AllSaints – Up to 50% off select styles for a limited time
Wilsons Leather – Free shipping on orders $99+ and 60-day return window
Michael Kors – Up to 60% off select styles for a limited time
Andrew Marc – Free shipping
Vanson Leathers – For the racing and motorcycling enthusiast
Aero Leather – Some of the most unique as well as antique styles available
Harley Davidson – A traditional mainstay for motorcycling enthusiasts
3. Top Luxury – The Rich And Famous [$1,000 – $40,000]
Whether you’re rich, famous, trying to look rich or famous, or have serious cash that you’d rather spend than put into a 401k fund, this range is for you. Leather jackets in this category are a must-shop for the high-end buyer who knows what he or she wants.
Leather jackets here aren’t just jackets, they’re a fashion statement. Some of the top and biggest designers are included here, such as Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, and Dolce & Gabbana. Who would’ve thought that even Amazon has leather jackets at the highest price range I’ve ever seen?
Celebrities and fashion icons are known to wear such brands as it sets them apart and sends an artistic message. Whether or not you’re looking to do the same is your choice, but one thing is for sure – it’s worth having a look to see why they’re the leading brands in fashion today.
Here are a few top picks:
As Easy As Pie (I Never Tried Making One)
At this stage you’ve learned a bit on the 3 major price ranges for leather jackets and the many links I put together on where to actually buy one. It’s as easy as walking into your local department store or outlet. It’s also just as easy shopping online.
Whatever the case, this should also shed some light on the caliber and style of leather jacket brands. And if it doesn’t, going back to living under the rock always works.
What’s your favorite leather jacket and where would you go to buy one? Leave a comment below!