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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.


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.


What is a bomber jacket?

The bomber jacket is an iconic piece of clothing that has been worn by pilots, military personnel and civilians alike for decades.

But what exactly do we mean by 'bomber jacket'? The original leather bomber jackets were designed specifically for pilots who flew at bombing altitudes during World War II, but since then, 'bomber jacket' has become a loosely-defined umbrella term that's used to describe a wide range of styles made from a variety of materials with varying features - many of which have little relation to the originals.