Leather jackets have evolved over the time, but some jackets are timeless.
In the 1900’s, A-2 and G-1 leather flight jackets were worn by aviators and military members. Leather jacket popularity is linked to Hollywood and some stars that influenced leather jacket styles were:
- Gary Cooper – “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
- Marlon Brando – “The Wild One”
- Henry Winkler – “Happy Days”
- Tom Cruise – “Top Gun”
- Harrison Ford – “Indiana Jones”
Not just for fashion, leather jackets can also be used for protective gear. Motorcycle drivers and passengers wear thick, heavy leather jackets to prevent major injury in a fall or accident.
Not only does the styles evolve, but so does the leather type. The most common leather used for jackets is cowhide, but we also offer Kangaroo, Bison, Goatskin, Lambskin, Sheepskin, and Horsehide. Each type of leather will offer you a different texture, color, flexibility, and overall look. Browse through our different styles and leather types and see which jacket was meant for you since they’re made with specialized equipment and the best leather sewing machines, for a best fit for everyone.
US Wings, Inc. is an authorized US Military vendor.
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