Using an animal’s hide to fashion clothing has been around since man began to hunt. Leather is a material that has been in use to create apparel out of throughout history.
Leather is still a favorite material because of its durability, natural weather resistance and thermal properties. Leather is fashioned into all sorts of items today.
Sneakers, shoes, gloves, handbags, coats, briefcases and jackets – all of these are extremely popular and made from leather. One of the favorite items for many people is a men’s leather jacket. There is something extremely appealing about a man in his men’s leather jacket.
There are some jackets that started out as really a functional part of a uniform. These leather jackets are used as a second skin, in case of a fall they will protect the body from road rash. Like the motorcycle jacket which is very popular and has been since it hit the fashion scene in the nineteen thirties. The reason that leather was the chosen material of motorcycle riders is because of its durability.
These functional leather jackets are still the favored apparel of motorcycle drivers and still provide the same protection, but they are also favored by the masses for their tough skin look. Usually a men’s leather jacket done up in the motorcycle jacket fashion is dark in color, primarily black and has a series of belts and buckles it is tight fitting to prevent wind drag and to better protect the skin from a fall.
Duster jackets or duster coats were worn by cowboys in the western United States, they were typically three quarter jackets or full length jackets, the covered the hips and the backside, these jackets were favored for their ruggedness and the ability to protect from the wind and cold. This type of men’s leather jacket still enjoys some popularity today.