Second Hand Leather Jackets
How to Get a High-Quality Leather Jacket on a Budget
The wardrobe of every man must include one leather jacket. A cheap leather jacket may be more in your price range, but the look will be cheap as well. Investing in designer mens leather jackets should be a priority. Until that can be accomplished, a well-made jacket is available where second hand leather jackets are sold. A vintage clothing shop will have leather, but the pricing may still be expensive. The best place to get a second hand jacket is at a thrift store. High-quality leather jackets will last a lifetime so purchasing a used one does not compromise the desired effect. Some can be found online, but there is an increased risk of paying for leather and ending up with a faux jacket.
Look closely at the jacket to determine what condition it is in currently. Check for any staining, small tears, or loose stitching. A real leather jacket will have the appearance of small pores in the material. It should feel soft by sturdy instead of slippery. A slippery feel indicates a low quality jacket that may not fit well, or last very long. Do not forget to smell the jacket. A plastic or synthetic jacket will not have that unmistakable aroma of real leather. Try the jacket on because the proper fit is essential. A jacket that is too big will hang off the body, while one that is too small will feel uncomfortable. It should be slightly snug because the leather will relax a bit after it has been worn for a short time.
Once the jacket is purchased, it will require some maintenance before it is worn. Wax or oil applied to the jacket will keep it from cracking, renew the luster, and bring out the natural shine. It will also protect it from stains. Any retailer that sells leather goods will be able to provide assistance in selecting the right product. A second hand leather jacket is ideal for a casual and care-free look. It is still wise to invest in a new designer one at some point, if it can fit into the budget. Asking for one as a birthday or graduation gift may save time and money.