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Leather is the material of choice at the top of the "always goes" list. Depending on their cut and design, leather jackets are rocky, trendy or show that they belong to a certain movement. You have the choice between distinctive biker outfits, feminine leather jackets or robust jackets with the insignia of your favourite band. If you want to buy a new leather jacket every year, you need a lot of choice. At EMP that isn’t a problem. Do you want to wear a different leather jacket every season or do you collect leather jackets like other people collect shoes and bags? It doesn’t matter: In the EMP shop everyone will find the leather jacket that suits him or her.
Timeless leather jackets for men and women
Anyone who buys their jacket from EMP is optimally prepared for style and colour. You won't find any pink or baby blue leather jackets here. But, if you want to buy high-quality leather jackets, you will have to open your wallet a little further. That said this is also a piece of clothing that can be handed down to family and friends.
Leather is a trendy natural material that has been processed into clothing by mankind for thousands of years. The first jackets and winter coats of our ancestors were not made from wool or cotton, but from animal skins and fur. That is why there is something historically animal-like about every genuine leather jacket that is transferred to its wearer. After long periods of wear, creases and dents - depending on the type of leather - give the flexible material an unmistakably unique and sought after look.
Hard or delicate - the leather makes the difference
Each type of leather has specific properties. While cowhide is used for robust biker jackets, soft lamb leather is more common in fashionable women's jackets. Deer and buffalo leather have a firm place in traditional costume and the tough, hard-wearing skin of pigs is preferably for handbags. But it’s not only the animal species that decides the quality of the leather. Some skins are split before processing. The pitted or smooth epidermis is considered the most valuable, and this lower part becomes suede. Surface treatment and tanning techniques also differentiate the individual types of leather.
Exotic or unusual types of leather - such as caiman, ostrich or goatskin - find their place especially in the schickimicki industry. More traditionally, leather types such as cowhide and lamb leather are also used for leather coats and jackets.
Tips and tricks for the right leather jacket
After this brief excursion into material science, you can now look forward to solid information about your new leather jacket. With each product you will find detailed information about the brand, style, design and any imprints. If available, you can also see customer reviews. Here you will usually find out whether the selected leather jacket does what it promises for the price. Other customers often provide information and tips about the fit much better than the manufacturers themselves. Some cool jackets like the Killer Croc by Suicide Squad are made a bit smaller and you should choose at least one size larger.
Criteria that you should consider when buying a leather jacket
The colour: black is always possible, even dark brown is one of the “evergreen colours” for leather jackets. The black leather jacket is and remains the classic par excellence. You can't go wrong with a black leather jacket. Depending on the season and fashion, other colours or colour combinations are also popular at short notice. As a contrast, red goes well with black, and different shades of brown are also conceivable. But there are also alternatives: Why not try out a combination style made of fabric and leather?
For men between 16 and 40, the choice of length is: hip length. This jacket shape looks casual and fits almost every figure well. Jackets that reach to the thighs are more like coats. But you can also occasionally stand out from the crowd and choose pilot or bomber jackets: Of course, they are not only worn by pilots, but always emphasize the scene. Women, on the other hand, like to choose figure-hugging jackets, which may be spiced up by small or elaborate details.
Most leather jackets are closed with a zipper. Zipper details, like bars and pockets, provide an additional fashion kick. The quality of the zipper on a leather jacket is very important: It has to be robust and durable. It can be very difficult to replace a broken zipper because it often affects the leather. Make sure that the zippers not only look good, but are also functional.