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the best leather jackets

Of course, this is an extremely broad and subjective question - depending on what you are looking for from a jacket, the answer may be different. However, there are some general rules of thumb that you can adopt when trying to gauge the quality of a leather jacket manufacturer.

We’d say the use of full grain leather (which you can find out more about in our article) is a big indicator of the ultimate quality of the leather jackets a manufacturer produces, as well as the quality of the other materials (lining, hardware) being used in its construction.


How should a leather jacket fit?

Finding the 'perfect fit' for a leather jacket can be challenging - there are just so many variables.

Tastes (and thus design choices) differ from country to country and from one manufacturer to the next. Two different leather jacket styles may have a vastly different intended fit, and that's before you account for the various body types and personal tastes of the individuals who'll actually be wearing the jackets.

Even the standard perceived 'correct fit' for a leather jacket has fluctuated drastically over the years to fit the trends of the time - as is reflected in the wide range of jackets available from Aero Leather Clothing.

As such, trying to pin down how a leather jacket 'should' fit is like trying to run a race without a start or finish line!

However, we have over four decades' experience of designing classic jackets and helping our customers to find the right fit, so we do have a few good general rules of thumb that we can share with you to help determine how your leather jacket ought to fit.


are leather jackets waterproof

In general, leather does have some natural water resistance, but because natural animal leather is a porous and permeable material, each type of hide differs in how well it can resist water. Furthermore, the tanning process a particular leather has gone through is also a factor in its water resistance properties, with purely Vegetable Tanned leather often being a bit less resistant to the elements than Chrome or Combination tanned leather.

Because of this, while your Aero leather jacket may be fairly water resistant compared to many other materials, but it will never be 100% waterproof. However, as you’ll find out in this blog, this doesn’t mean you can’t wear your Aero leather jacket in the rain or in bad weather.