Men's Leather Waistcoats
Look the part in men's leather waistcoats from simple styles to classic biker looks. Whether you're wearing yours for sports or style, make sure you know what you're looking for.
Leather or Faux Leather?
How you're going to wear your waistcoat determines whether you fork out for genuine leather or not. So why choose genuine leather? It is more durable than any other fabric, especially if you find high quality leather. It is more expensive but it will last you for many years.
Even if you find a faux leather that looks as good as the real deal, it won't be as strong. Real leather won't peel or crack and over time it will develop a natural-looking patina rather than wear.
If you're wearing your waistcoat on the go, it's also good to know that leather is hard-wearing and protective, which is why it is used in biker jackets. They are abrasion resistant and sturdy, offering your skin protection.
For motorcyclists, leather waistcoats offer an extra layer of warmth and protection. Get a classic biker style that is crafted from soft leather and layer over a simple tee. When you're off your bike you'll still be warm and stylish and when you're on it, you'll be protected.
Aside from bikers, many sporting fans wear leather jackets for their hobby. The design is popular among those who love fishing, shooting or other outdoor activities as the leather waistcoat keeps you warm and protected while still giving your arms movement. Having your arms out and free to move also prevents you from overheating on the go.
How to Wear
Wear yours with a leather jacket or style over a plain t-shirt with jeans for a classic look. Keep it simple by layering a black leather waistcoat over a white jersey t-shirt. If you're wearing yours for your sport then chuck it on over whatever you're comfortable in.