I enjoy selling my leather jackets and apparel. It’s nice to get an email from a customer telling me how much they like their new jacket. The one thing that frustrates both me and the customer is when they get the wrong size.
In almost every case it’s a size or two too small. I noticed that often that happens with leather jackets that come in letter sizes. I assume they just pick what letter size they normally wear with other types of jackets.
But because leather jackets are made smaller than normal they often get one too small. So I updated my leather jacket sizes chart so it’s a bit easier to understand with the letter sizes.
Continue reading Updated my leather jacket sizes chart
Hi everyone. Today I added a leather sizes chart in my pages. You can see it right over there on your left. Go ahead and browse through it if you want. I made it pretty detailed so you know just what to do. The leather items I will be selling all come from the same central wholesaler, even if the names on the leather items are different. What that means is that all the sizes are the same for all the leather items.
Different brands and manufactures often have slightly different ways of measuring, so a size medium in one brand may fit different than the next brand. All the leather apparel I will carry is from the same place, so all the sizes are consistent. Most of them are in number sizes. That is, instead of a small or medium they go by size 38 or 44 and so on. That is more accurate, as it goes by your real measurements.
Now there is one very important thing you need to know when picking a size for your leather jacket or vest. You measure the largest part of your chest area. Then you ADD 2 INCHES TO IT! What that means is, say your chest is 44 inches around. When you pick a size for your leather jacket, you should get a 46 inch one. That’s because you need to allow for clothes and bending. It’s always better to get one a bit too big than one too small. Some even get one 3 or 4 inches bigger than the chest measurement.
As for leather pants, those you measure around your waist, then get them the same size, or maybe one inch larger. But for leather chaps, you get them 2 inches larger. Most leather pants and chaps come long so you can cut them to the length you want. Cut them as your sitting down so you get them long enough, as they ride up when sitting.
There are more measurements for leather halters, shorts and so on, I put them all in the leather size chart. So skim through it and find out how to measure yourself to find the right leather jacket size, or for any other leather item. Let me know if you have any questions, and remember that if you have any doubts, always get a size bigger than a size smaller!