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A Guide To Wearing A Leather Jacket In The Summer

The assumption you can only wear your leather jacket during winter and fall months is seriously in error! The fact is, wearing a leather jacket in the summer is not only crazy cool, it's stylish and – believe it or not – comfortable. That is, if you’re wearing the right kind of leather and the jacket is equipped with vents. You also may choose a removable liner so you can be warm in the winter and cooler in the summer – all with the same jacket.

We're going to provide some tips to comfortably wearing your leather jacket in summer. We would hate for you to avoid enjoying your leather just because it's a little warmer during certain months of the year.

Lighter Colors Are Better

You have to love black leather jackets. But in summer, you might want to opt for something a little lighter in color. There are, after all, all sorts of colors available in leather jackets. Get wild and crazy with something vibrant and vivid, or simply go with a color that's marginally lighter than black. Light brown, for instance.

Quilted Leather Is Not Great for Summer

Particularly if it's not removable, a quilted liner is going to make a leather jacket super-hot. If it has a removable liner, your jacket can be worn during summer and winter months. You may choose to get a standard leather jacket for summer and then a warmer one to wear when the weather drops and you need extra insulation, thickness, and weight.

Layering Should Be Saved for Winter And Fall

One of the great things about leather jackets is that they are so very adaptable to the layered look. However, in summer, you might want to cut back on the layers. The more clothing you wear, the hotter you're going to be. It's okay to wear a basic T-shirt with your leather jacket over the top. But stick with thinner fabrics for those undergarments.

Length Matters

Jackets that stop at the waistline are going to be cooler in summer than those that extend beyond. Some go all the way to your knees. Those are great in winter, but not so much in summer. Stick with a jacket that is standard length for the perfect balance of comfort and style.

Stick With the Real Thing

Naturally, leaving your jacket open is going to be much cooler than zipping it all the way up to your neck. It also helps show off that fantastic shirt you're wearing. Remember, also, that genuine leather is going to be cooler in summer than some synthetic made to look like leather. Usually constructed from polyurethane or some other concoction, those plastic-like knockoffs are incredibly hot and uncomfortable in warm weather.

The Benefits of Goatskin Leather

Because goatskin is so durable, it has a high level of functionality in addition to looking good. Its surface is interestingly textured. But wait, there's more. It's perfect for summer or winter!

To stay warmer in cool weather and cooler in warm weather, goatskin leather is preferable because of its ability to adapt to either climate. In addition to the comfort factor regarding temperature, you can also expect exceptional comfort where its suppleness, flexibility, and softness are concerned.

Clearly, a goatskin leather jacket would be a great addition to your wardrobe, regardless of whether it's summer, winter, fall, or spring.

Summer, Winter, or Otherwise – Shop Taylor's Leatherwear For Your Leather Jacket

Now that you're aware of the benefits of all-weather goatskin, you may choose to go that route. That is, of course, unless you go with cowhide or some other type of leather. It all depends on how durable, soft, flexible, and more, you want your jacket to be.

Regardless of the leather you choose, you will be assured the highest quality by purchasing your new leather jacket from Taylor's Leatherwear. Check out our inventory before you shop anywhere else. On a budget? No worries. Be sure to browse through our section of clearance items.