How To Shop For A Leather Jacket

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A leather jacket is not just a fall essential, it’s a wardrobe essential. After all, spring is finally here but the nights are definitely still cool enough to wear a leather jacket.

However, finding a quality leather jacket is not easy and can be very time consuming.

Fortunately, I’ve partnered with Wilsons Leather to share one of my favorite pieces from their latest collection as well as provide some tips on how to find the right leather jacket for you!

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I started collecting leather jackets while I was in college. I was on a student budget so I got most of my pieces from secondhand shops.

Therefore, I’ve learned the hard way that there are pros and cons when it comes to buying used leather jackets. Let’s be honest, buying a brand new leather jacket is definitely more of an investment but buying one used can help you save some money.

However, the jacket will already be broken-in and formed to the previous owner’s body. Also, if that person was a smoker you will never be able to get over that smell!

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However, if you’re interested in purchasing a brand new leather jacket, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Look for one that fits snug around the shoulders and torso when it’s zipped up. If it’s a biker jacket like this one, the sleeves should also fit rather snug at first.

Also, remember that leather stretches over time, so if the jacket is a bit tight at first, just know that it will eventually break in and form to your body. It’s actually one of my favorite things about quality leather goods!


The first time I saw this jacket, I instantly fell in love with all of the details on the shoulders, elbows, and of course the embossed graphic on the back!

I also appreciated how distressed it looked because as I mentioned earlier, I started my collection from secondhand shops. Therefore, most of my jackets were already distressed from years of wear. However, this jacket offers the best of both worlds because it has that vintage vibe that I love, even though it’s brand new.

Now I just can’t wait until it breaks in and it forms to my body!


Wilsons Leather doesn’t just offer some of the best leather jackets in the game, they also carry some of the best leather accessories as well.

In my opinion, a leather backpack is a perfect accessory for any trip because it allows you to travel in style and that will always be a major key to success!

dapper-advisor-zara-triple-monkstrap-suede-bootsJacket by Wilsons Leather, Shirt by Ralph Lauren, Jeans by Jack Threads, Boots by Zara, Backpack by Kenneth Cole

As always, thanks for reading!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

I received this product and compensation courtesy of Wilsons Leather, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

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