Leather Jackets You Can Actually Afford

Yes, high-quality, fairly priced leather jackets do exist
November 15, 2019
September 8, 2019
What We Considered

✓   Fair pricing

✓   Ethical production practices

✓   Classic style choices 


Our Picks

✓   DSTLD - Best pricing

✓   LTH JKT - Best colors

✓   The Arrivals - Best size options

We've found three brands that are designing high-quality leather jackets, without the traditional markup associated with leather. We're talking less than $600 for most styles, which is half of what the typical retail price is. Sure, this is still an investment piece you save up for, but at least it's a dream that's a bit more achievable now. Price isn't the only thing that makes these brands worth mentioning, and we're taking a look at the quality of the product and mission behind these brands as well.


DSTLD

BEST PRICING

You probably already know DSTLD for their premium denim goods, but this LA-based company also makes leather jackets with the same level of care and expertise they bring to their denim. Starting at only $350, their jackets are the most affordable on our list, with the quality and workmanship on the same level as luxury designer brands. 


The Facts

✓   Jacket prices starting at $350

✓   Two Styles: The Biker and The Moto

✓  Stain-resistant leather

Brand Standards

✓   Eco-friendly fabrics

✓   Fairly manufactured, 100% sweatshop-free

✓  Support better ethics in apparel-making

LTH JKT

BEST COLORS

LTH is focused on one thing — inspiring a more confident world by making the iconic leather jacket more accessible to everyone. The brand sells both women's and men's jackets made from super-soft, buttery leather, starting at $595. With a good mix of neutrals and more adventurous colors like mauve and Ceylon yellow, there's an LTH JKT for everyone. 


The Facts

✓   Women's and men's leather jackets

✓   Multiple color options available

✓   Jacket prices starting at $595


Brand Standards

✓   Less markup, luxury quality

✓   Female-run

✓  A promise of free repairs

The Arrivals

BEST SIZE OPTIONS

The Arrivals arrived on the scene in 2014 and has established itself as the cool new kid on the block with it's ultra-modern and stylish take on outerwear. Their leather jackets are even rated on their Heat Retention Index (HRI). No more unpleasant surprises when your brand-new jacket does nothing to protect you from the latest Polar Vortex. 

The Facts

✓   Leather jackets starting at $495

✓   Available in sizes 0-14

✓   Water-resistant TECHNO LEATHER


Brand Standards

✓   Prioritize quality and craftsmanship

✓   Take pride in the materials and partners

✓  Lifetime warranty

OUR REVIEWS
Image Credit: DSTLD, @indaheart @dstld/ The Arrivals, @timothykellyj @ovrslo @thearrivals / LTH JKT, @lthjkt/

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