Hang tough by picking durable leather that “will age better and last longer.” A good leather jacket can “wear for 20 years,” becoming more weathered and looking even better. Cowhide is the “most durable,” but lambskin holds up well and is often smoother.
Stay true to form. Keep with the classics—“a rugged brown for aviators or a black jacket for motorcycle riders”—but look for a coat with a modern feel. Avoid adornment in the way of extra zippers or pockets or else you’ll end up looking like “an extra from The Matrix.”
Weigh your options. A jacket that works for “three seasons” is ideal. Find a fit that is heavy enough for the winter but light enough for a spring day. Italian and other European companies—such as Belstaff, “a personal favorite of Steve McQueen”—are known for versatile coats.
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