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Get Retro Cool With Men's Leather Jackets and Coats

Men's leather jackets and coats have long had an iconic place in the world of fashion. There are so many styles on offer, from long 70s-inspired leather trenchcoats to slimline biker jackets, that you're sure to find one to suit you. Whatever you're looking for, check out men's leather jackets on eBay and bring timeless style to your wardrobe.

Styles of men's leather jackets

It would be impossible to list every style of leather jacket out there - but these are a few of the most iconic. Investing in a leather jacket can be a big decision, as this is a piece that you'll want to wear for years to come. Choose one that fits you - not just in terms of size, but also personality and style.

  • Leather bomber jackets have been a popular choice since the Second World War when aviators wore them in the cockpit. While bomber jackets can now be found in many different fabrics, leather remains the original choice.
  • Leather biker jackets have a "bad boy" look that makes them great for punks and rebels. They usually feature plenty of hardware, including studs and asymmetrical zips running across the chest.
  • Leather field jackets, also known as M-65s, sit halfway between a jacket and a coat. Longer than a bomber or biker jacket, they feature two sets of pockets, at chest level and lower down, and are a sophisticated take on the leather jacket.
  • Leather flight jackets were first used in World War I, but have been worn since then by heroes like Indiana Jones. Choose one with a fur trim or sheepskin collar for extra warmth and contemporary style.
Men's faux leather jackets

If you prefer to avoid leather, either for ethical reasons or price, then you'll find plenty of options available. Nowadays, faux leather jackets can be extremely high quality, and almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Look for faux leather that doesn't have too much shine to it. An overly shiny jacket will give you away in an instant.

How should you care for a leather jacket?

First, never put your jacket in the washing machine or fully immerse it in water. Leather can get wet, but you should never soak it. If it gets wet, leave it to air dry. Over time, your jacket will become softer with wear. If it seems to be getting harder, then rub it lightly with leather conditioner. Stains and spillages can be gently removed with a damp cloth.

How can you style a men's leather jacket?

It depends on which jacket you've chosen, of course. Most leather jackets are on the casual side and look great with jeans and chinos. If you've opted for a retro look, such as a leather trenchcoat, be sure to match it with 21st-century clothes for an up-to-date look.

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