Flight Jackets are a traditional style of Leather Jacket that is built primarily for a harsh environment and cold winters. Made from cow, sheep or deer skin to withstand the toughest challenge of the harshest winter in any extreme climate. The Flight Jacket has a long history and has managed to retain its popularity since its debut back in 1910.
The Flight Jacket can be bought from many retail outlets, from small to large sized, and also from online sources who may be able to offer more variety due to their online presence. The solid leather construction of a Flying Jacket makes it irresistible for Winter, but you need to choose carefully as some outlets try to pass off imitation leather jackets as real leather, but an imitation leather jacket will prove to be the wrong choice in the long run. If you want to buy a genuine leather jacket, you should look for one made from Sheepskin, Cow Hide or Deer Skin.
When it comes to looking after your leather jacket, you must first understand that the material is breathable and has the ability to absorb moisture hence it is long lasting. Leather Jackets actually require a certain amount of moisture to remain inside the material in order for it to stay supple. If the leather is dry, then it will develop cracks as the material comes brittle. Cracks can usually be repaired, although it is wise to avoid ending up in this situation. To keep your Leather Jacket moisturised you should use a leather cleaner and conditioner as this will also help to keep salt and snow out of the hide.
Getting your Leather Jacket wet can also cause damage, so try to avoid wearing it in heavy rain or snow. You can prolong your jackets life by using a good wax leather conditioner that will form a protective layer to help to keep the snow and rain away for longer.
Another popular traditional leather item is the Mens Leather Gilet – a versatile body warmer. Gilets for Men are usually made from sheepskin or deerskin, and help to keep the body warm while allowing easy arm movements. Gilets are often worn today for sporting events such as cycling, shooting and fishing, and since the 19th Century, these sleeveless jackets were made with pockets, which allow the wearer to carry additional things in their pockets. Men’s Gilets are highly useful for outdoor activities, such as trekking, and climbing.