If treated well, leather jackets can be a lifelong investment. For something that possesses such longevity, one would be wise to splurge on a high-quality piece that is able to withstand the rigors of time. With this in mind, Effortless Gent explains the differences between a poorly made jacket and one that has the potential to outlast any item in one’s wardrobe. Honing in on a few key factors, contributor Peter Nguyen suggests that, foremost, anyone should be wary of purchasing a jacket for under $500, unless used. With this standard set, prospective buyers should carefully inspect the quality of the leather, size of the armholes, inner linings and ornamental detailing before making a purchase.

For an in-depth probe, check out the article in full here.

Similarly, take a look at our piece on 4 things to check before buying a leather jacket.

Staff Writer