How many here wear leather jackets?

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  1. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I have a leather jacket website, and I rank very well for many of the key words. So you would think I get lots of traffic, but that is not the case.

    So I'm starting to wonder if buying leather jackets online is popular or not? Not many seem to be searching for them by typing the key words in google.

    Maybe most who buy leather jackets online go right to well known stores? I don't know. Do you wear a leather jacket, and if so do you buy them online? neutral

    1. yenajeon profile image80
      yenajeonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a shopping website as well. Leather jackets are so specific, it'll be difficult. The latest trends are now faux leather jackets for 2 reasons

      1. The cruelty to animals is being displayed and people don't like it. Even celebs are buying fake leather.

      2. Recession: Faux leather is much, much cheaper!!

      1. Bill Manning profile image71
        Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well leather is a by-product of the beef industry. So even if they could not sell the leather, the same amount of animals would die. No animal has ever been killed just for the leather, it's just not worth it.

        Fur jackets however is different. They are raised for their fur and nothing else. I don't sell fur jackets and never will. So I see nothing wrong with leather jackets as far as animal cruelty, they would still be killed for their meat.

        1. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
          Hmrjmr1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Buffalo were almost to extinction in the 1800's

          1. Bill Manning profile image71
            Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            That is true, and it was for the hides. But today almost all leather comes from cows, pigs, water buffalo and goats. All being killed primary for their meat.

        2. torimari profile image68
          torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I understand that the animals are often from the meat industry and are slaughtered for meat prior anyway. As a vegetarian, I say no to meat and fur, as well as leather-- if I didn't it would be hypocritical.
          Never say never. If animals are killed purely for fur, which is terribly expensive, inconvenient and not as warm as much cheaper products, leather, is not an exception. It happens a lot in Asian countries that they kill animals purely for fur and leather.

          Also, a lot of imported leather products are made from a range of animals like dogs and cats. *gasp* Many from China...
          Can't speak for American leather though.

          I don't have a problem with you people wearing leather, it's just not my personal choice.

    2. Anath profile image70
      Anathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wear lots of leather: jackets, trosers, corsets, skirts and dresses. 
      I do buy online sometimes but leather can be "funny" sometimes and I prefer to try it on before buying.

    3. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
      Hmrjmr1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I just have my A-3 Flight Jacket I bought in the PX...cool

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I wear leather jackes, which I buy in regular stores.
    You always want to try a leather jacket, becuase not all leathers are the same.
    You have to feel it.

    I would only buy a leather jacket online, only in an emergency: I'm freezing , and that's the only way to get a jacket. lol

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it's true that leather jackets can vary quite a lot from brand to brand. Also most run small so it's hard to get one the right size without trying it on. I only carry the top stuff; naked leather and top grain.

      Maybe most just don't try to buy it online, preferring to buy it in a store like you said. I'm going to sell some on Amazon and see what happens. Thanks. smile

    2. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      YUP!!!

  3. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I have never owned a leather jacket, but have always wanted to.  I have a hub about leather jackets and only recently added a link to your website after learning that you had a leather jacket website.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why thank you, that was nice of you! If you ever get one, don't get those cheap patchwork jackets! They will fall apart in a year.

  4. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I have had leather jackets in the past, and have been looking for a new one, but after all the ones I have tried on that don't fit right, I would never order one online unless the return policy was spectacular.

  5. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I have a leather jacket from HS and I still wear it smile

  6. AllanWrites profile image55
    AllanWritesposted 8 years ago

    Exactly, I own one (which I just wore today)

    The main thing is, going online is not necessarily a lot cheaper than a store

    The main negatives from a consumer's point of view include

    -Not knowing if it will fit you exactly right

    -The hassle of a return

    -I have a dozen stores within 30 minutes of me that sell exactly what I want that I can have RIGHT NOW, why order one online?

    To counteract this, you would definitely need to:

    -Specifically state exact measurements of the jackets

    -Provide an amazingly easy return process

    -Provide a cheaper product of the same quality

    -Build a good reputation (who buys big ticket from websites that have been around for a week with no vouches?)

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good points. Many people don't live close to a place that sells quality motorcycle leather jackets. I do have a very good measurement guide in my site.

      My return policy is pretty good, and my prices are about the same or lower than others of the same quality. My site is around 2 years old with lots of blog articles in it, so I'd like to think it's reputable. smile

  7. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Nah, I have a faux leather jacket, I don't wear anymore, as well as shoes, wallets, etc.

    Like fur, not a fan of leather personally.

  8. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    I wear them and have several different styles. I wrote a hub on them last week that's made it to page 2 of Google for a pretty competitive keyword.

    I checked out your site Bill and noticed that not all of your images in your posts are clickable which would make it harder to convert into a sale. You might want to look into that.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi there. Well the blog post are just for information only, most anyways. I make a lot of post about leather just to inform people on how good leather jackets are made and all that.

      So many of those pictures are just for the look. My actual store is in the top menu. I admit having the front page blog style is not normal but it started out as just a blog. In time I'll make the front page into a more normal store page. smile

  9. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    the only leather I wear is a thong and that is only on special occassions smile

    1. yenajeon profile image80
      yenajeonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hahahah! What constitutes a special occasion?

    2. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol lol lol lol

      1. waynet profile image71
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hahahahaha, speaking of thongs, mine needs a wash!!

        1. profile image0
          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          you are hilarious my friend.  Wash in cold water and hang to dry-we wouldn't want shrinkage yikes

          1. waynet profile image71
            waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ouch, yeah that's happened before but not with my thongs!

            1. profile image0
              lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol lol lol  oh my

  10. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    only when I'm riding in my scooter

    Isn't leather jackets so 1997? lol

    1. Anath profile image70
      Anathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The design can be dated but not the material.  It all depends on what cut you wear.  Some leather jackets are really tacky while others are classy and elegant.

      1. Bill Manning profile image71
        Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually most of the jackets I sell are motorcycle jackets. Those never go out of style since they are worn for protection. smile

        1. profile image0
          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Whats the website maybe I will buy one.

          1. Bill Manning profile image71
            Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I can't post the link here, but it's in my profile. smile

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ok

        2. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Bill, I wear one piece leathers on the motorcycle, and have a couple of jackets as well.
          I would buy a new set of leathers online. Good leathers with Kevlar in all the right places cost over a grand here, so I would def look online for my next set.
          Unfortunately the only time I would need to replace them is if I hit the deck at high speed, something I like to avoid if possible!

  11. donotfear profile image86
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    As a matter of fact, I bought 3 leather jackets online this past year. All from Ebay. I looked after Christmas when they were marked down in the department stores, but I found what I REALLY wanted on Ebay. The most I paid was $59 for a T-length leather coat, pre-owned. Then another deer skin fringe awesome jacket for $19. One more...really nice Coyote fur/leather coat. I always look online first.

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    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    I have a nice black leather duster that I rarely wear. Except went I have a side gig as a dominatrix.

  13. zzron profile image56
    zzronposted 8 years ago

    I have a leather biker vest that I got at the TA truck stop in Barstow, CA.

  14. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    I order a great many things online, but clothes is not on that list of things. I certainly don't know about anyone else, but I prefer to be able to try something on before I pay for it. I'm sure you (and other clothing vendors) have an exchange policy for if it doesn't fit...it's just...I don't know...I guess I'm impatient. If I like a piece of clothing, I wouldn't want to go through the hassle of sending it back and waiting again if it didn't fit.

    Does that make sense?

    Regardless of my opinion though, I do wish you a lot of success.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah...and I have multiple leather jackets: one brown leather jacket and two black leather trench coats.

  15. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I have a very nice Italian hip length leather jacket but it's too hot here to wear it very much!smile

  16. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I own two but rarely wear them.  It's just too hot and humid during the summer where I live.

  17. figment profile image80
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    I have a few.  I buy coats and jackets at thrifts stores and I hardly ever need them.  I live in South Texas.  They're just so cheap!

  18. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    I make leather jackets - western/native american style deer skin hand laced very soft supple leather, do beadwork too

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do but really prefer road hugging tires check out my treads.

  19. ddsurfsca profile image74
    ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

    I have owned many leather jackets, but for a piece of clothing that one is going to pay more cash than usual, and also a piece of clothing that you want to make sure fits you well, plus it is always nice to be able to feel the leather, for different leathers feel differently, I would not personally buy this online.  This is definately an item I would want to buy in person at a store.

 
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