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Leather Jacket in Canada

Just because a jacket is made with long sleeves, doesn’t mean that’s the way it is intended to be worn. For the longest time I was worried about creasing my wool jackets if I decided to be crazy and bunch up the sleeves. Looking cool and rolling up the hem on a pair of pants was a no go because I was concerned that the crease in the pants would fall out or the denim would crease strangely in the wash. For this look I decided to throw my cares to the wind and smash the sleeves on my leather up to prove a point. Fabric is so much more durable than we give it credit for.

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A leather jacket often holds a hefty price point for a lot of reasons, for one it’s the hide of an animal and obviously that’s not free for anybody… secondly, if you take care of it, it can last… a REALLY long time. Finally, if it ever gets damaged it can be fixed. Maybe not easily, maybe not cheaply, but it CAN be fixed.

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Being a natural material if treated with water repellant, moisturized and cared for, you can roll up the sleeves (or roll it into a ball for that matter) and the wrinkles will fall right out after you take it off, shake it out and hang it up.

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What you should be aware of is the fact that the sleeves, along with everything else that is leather, can and will stretch out if there is tension on a given area over an extended period of time. I love the super cool and casual look of a rolled up sleeve but remember it can stretch the leather permanently if left for a few hours or if it gets wet when it’s in the stretched state.

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Photos By Matthew St. James