A kids leather jacket, by nature, is durable enough that it can handle almost any abuse your child can throw its way. And since “big” is in, you can buy it a bit bigger than your child actually needs and he’ll be able to wear it maybe even an entire year. Popular among boys is the leather bomber jacket or flight jacket, which is comfortable, warm, affordable, and downright snazzy. Boys also love motorcycle jackets.
Choosing Amoung The Different Leather
As you begin your search for a leather bomber jacket, you need to know what you’ll encounter during the search. First, although you’ll probably find more jackets made of cow skin, it’s possible that you could also find something in pig skin and goat skin. For the more traditional look, you’ll of course want the cow leather, although if you want a more unusual effect, goat skin is very nice, indeed.
Buying According To The Weather
You’ll also find variety in the “warmth” factor. Although leather jackets are often bought for winter weather (and do a great job of keeping the child warm in those cold-weather months), more and more leather jackets are showing up for all seasons. The term you want to keep in mind if you want a jacket for spring or autumn is “lightweight.” When you see that term, you’ll know it’s not too hot to wear to keep off those April showers.
Colors are also increasing in variety. While black and brown still dominate the market, kids are today opting for more color in just about everything they buy. The jacket makers have taken note of this and now offer leather jackets for them in almost any color you can imagine.
Then there are the extras. For instance, some leather jackets might offer some fur arond the neck area for extra warmth during the winter. Some might close with Velcro rather than a zipper or snaps. These are simply matters of taste, and you’ll need to find out from your kid which he or she would prefer.
Some jackets also have symbols or logos on the front or back (and sometimes both). This is especially popular for leather bike jackets. You’ll again need to discern your kid’s tastes as to what logos would be appropriate for him or her.
There is no standard price for a child’s leather jacket. You can find them as inexpensive as $40 and as expensive as $400, depending on the quality and features. And much of this will also depend on where you buy the jacket. While there are plenty of places locally where you can find them, it’s usually more affordable to shop online. You won’t pay as much in overhead costs or shipping. Plus it’s just more convenient to shop without leaving you home.
A kids leather jacket is a great investment for your boy or girl. It will keep them warm like nothing else, it looks stylish and yes, it’s tough enough to handle even the most rambunctious child.