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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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