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7 mistakes to avoid when purchasing a Denver leather jacket

May 9, 2019

The warmer months are here to stay, but that doesn’t mean you have to put away your Denver leather jacket. In fact, we recommend that you invest in another one (if you haven’t already). As you move forward in purchasing your next leather jacket, there are a few things you should avoid. 

Ignoring Fixtures
When purchasing your leather jacket make sure you pay attention to its fixtures - buttons vs. zippers. First pay attention to how the jacket closes. If you are looking for a jacket that will provide warmth, we recommend sticking with a zipper leather jacket. These jackets often have more warmth than leather jackets that button up the front.

Overlooking the Quality
If you overlook the quality of the jacket you will regret it. The quality of the leather jacket will determine how well the jacket breaks in, as well as how long it will last you. The higher quality leather, the more expensive it will be. However, it's certainly worth the investment.

Pockets, Pockets, Pockets
Take a look at where the pockets are located on a leather jacket. Are they in the right spot to be functional for you? Are the pockets big enough and do you have enough? Nothing is worse than purchasing a leather jacket that you are unable to effectively use. 

Purchasing a Jacket from the Wrong Company
Be careful when purchasing your leather jacket. You will want to be sure it’s from a reputable company, with a good reputation. There is nothing worse than purchasing an expensive jacket only to realize it’s made out of low quality leather or worse, not leather at all. 

Buying a Used Leather Jacket
When purchasing a leather jacket do not buy a used one. Leather jackets wear in overtime, and eventually will wear to the point of being a perfect fit for you. If the jacket has been worn in for someone else it might not be very comfortable. If the jacket is comfortable, it might be damaged or not genuine leather.

Buying Without Trying
Try on your leather jacket before purchasing. While buying a leather jacket simply for looks can be enticing, it can also lead to you purchasing a leather jacket that is uncomfortable or that you won’t wear often. If you are going to invest in a leather jacket, make sure that you have the opportunity to try it on.

Too Many Colors
Purchasing a jacket that has too many colors makes for a great statement piece, might not be a great investment if you are looking for something to wear every day. Leather jackets are used for outerwear, keep that in mind when purchasing your jacket. 

If you are ready to purchase your next leather jacket, or your first, we can help. Get started by booking an appointment with us, we are here to give you the perfect leather jacket purchasing experience. Our experts can help guide you through the leather jacket purchasing process and help you pick out the perfect leather jacket!