What Makes A $2000 Leather Jacket Better Than A Cheaper Jacket?

October 8, 2015

What Makes a $2000 Leather Jacket Better than a Cheaper Jacket?

At the Effortless Gent, designer and stylist Peter Nguyen (who’s worked with Robert Geller and on his own line of leather outerwear) lays out the factors that differentiate exquisite leather jackets from those that are just nice. Nguyen breaks down typical styles, design and production decisions that affect price, leather types by hide and treatment (do you know your corium from your top grain?), and even makes recommendations for coordinating some classic styles. A good primer if you’re considering investing in a sick new leather jacket this fall.

Related: my leather jacket coolness/wearability matrix.


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