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Know More About A Biker Jacket

A biker jacket can be more than just a fashion classic, it can also become a well loved wardrobe favourite that will see you through long cold winters, rough and tumble nights out and solitary motorcycle rides. To make sure your new biker jacket is ready and primed to offer you the perfect blend of comfort and reliability, you need to have a think about how you’re planning to break it in.

The amount of work your jacket will need really depends on the kind of leather it is. Some biker jackets are made of softer variants, such as lambskin, which looks great and needs little in the way of breaking in, but doesn’t last as long as some other kinds. On the other hand, jackets made of cowhide or goatskin is much tougher and will last you for a long time. It just takes a little more effort initially, when you need to break it in and make it conform to your body.

The first thing you need to remember when you’re priming your leather jacket is to swallow your impatience. Your leather jacket will break in naturally over time and while you want to be comfortable in it right away, remember that some areas – such as the pockets and underarms – will become worn and faded naturally.

Get your jacket off to a great start by using a leather conditioner, paying particular attention to the areas that will be most affected by friction. There are many different types of conditions and oils to choose from so you may want to ask advice about which is best suited to the kind of leather your jacket is made from. Treat your jacket twice a wee for the first few months and you’ll soon begin to notice a difference.

To encourage your jacket to mould to your own, unique shape, try wearing it out on a slightly rainy day. The dampness with soften the leather and make it more pliable. If there’s no rain on the horizon, you can use a spritzer to dampen your jacket. Then, you need to wear it until while it dries to get the best affect. Some people advise running your jacket through the washing machine but not only can this cause serious shrinkage, but not all machines will be able to cope well with the weight.

A great way to give your biker jacket an aged look without having to sit back and twiddling your thumbs is to take a ball of steel wool and lightly scrub the areas you want to soften. For the best result be gentle and always give your jacket a rub with saddle soap afterwards. This ensures that your jacket begins to pick up a little personality without destroying it in the process.

With a little bit of love and attention in the early days, you can get your mens leather biker jacket off to a brilliant start and ensure that it offers you all the protection you need over the years.

Information About Trends For Men’s Jackets

If you’re like most men, you probably don’t buy a new jacket or coat very often. But when you do, it’s worth investing in a good one. A jacket has to be practical and protective from natural elements. But it also needs to be versatile, able to complement any outfit that it’s thrown over.

So when the time does come to buy a new jacket, it’s important not to be too won over by the latest trend – especially if that trend is nowhere to be seen in two years, when you might still be wearing your coat. Here’s a quick guide to prominent jacket styles for 2013 that offer a great blend of contemporary fashion know-how and timeless elegance.

Military and Magical Styles

One of the most enduring jacket styles for 2013 is the military coat. Military coats have been slowly emerging from the shadows over the last few years and their current prominence on the catwalks proves they have come of age. Look for long military-style coats with wide lapels and strong button details. For a military-influenced style that won’t date, stick to serious colours like black, grey or navy – one of this year’s on-trend colours – and avoid the bright red variations that have occasionally cropped up over the last decade.

One daring trend that will please Harry Potter fans is cape-style jackets. Capes have been a strong feature of womenswear in the 21st century but are only just turning up in men’s fashion boutiques. Some men might be deterred by the strong statement created by capes. But if you’re looking for a jacket-style that’s different and is likely to remain in fashion for another few years, capes are a good bet. Wear a heavy black cape over a suit to a winter wedding, or simply throw it on over smart trousers for stylish daily protection from cold weather.

Inviting Fabrics

Choosing a new jacket isn’t just about style – it’s also about colour and fabric. Men’s leather jackets are a strong trend for 2013 and, given that they have lingered blissfully in the fashion background for over half a century, they will certainly be a good fashion investment if you don’t already own one. For a double-retro vibe, look for a leather aviator jacket with a sheepskin lining. This 1940s style coat still packs a visual punch. Wear over blue jeans, a white jumper and brown boots for a casual but elegant look.

If you’re dissatisfied with the jackets on offer on the high street, men’s tailored jackets might be the ideal solution – and it’s one that’s always in style. Ask for a style that’s versatile, so you can wear it over jeans or tailored trousers. This way, you’re making the most of your investment, and ensuring it remains a key feature of your wardrobe for years to come.