Fall Getup Week: Looks Like Trouble

Prepping up the leather jacket.

Fall Style Inspiration - Leather jacket with Tie

Affordable Leather Jacket with Tie -Fall Style Inspiration

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The jacket fits true to size. The sleeves are a smidge long, but this is standard on motorcycle jackets – it's so your wrists are still covered when your hands are on the handlebars. The leather is textured and thick, and it's visibly a “real leather jacket” unlike some budget smooth leather options that look borderline like faux leather. Here are the measurements of my size small laying flat:

-Pit to pit: 21″
-Sleeve: 26″
-Neck to waist, not including collar: 25.5″

If you have a Shopprunner account – a program similar to Amazon Prime for a bunch of retailers – you'll get free two day shipping and free returns, which makes trying the jacket out a no-brainer. Shoprunner is free if you have an American Express card (mine is my old Costco card). If you're considering it, I would pull the trigger, I'm sure they'll sell out.

Leather jacket with tie

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.

  • Adam

    Hey Andrew – what was the sizing on this jacket? If a small is 46in…wow. What do you think of the leather? Squeaky?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      I don’t think that size chart is correct. The jacket fits true to size, I’m a small and ordered a small and it fits nice and slim, which you’ll want with this type of look to avoid bulkiness. The sleeves are a smidge long, but that’s standard for motorcycle jackets (so your wrists are covered when your hands are on the handlebars).

      I think the leather is fantastic for this price. I ordered a different one at the same time and it’s nice but could borderline be confused for faux leather. This one has a nice texture and is thick leather. Looks, feels, and smells like a real leather jacket.

      • Adam

        Good info. Any chance you can tell me the pit-to-pit measurement on the small you have? I’m between a 40 and 41 chest but I’m a short dude (5’8) so I’m thinking medium but the sleeves will be even longer 🙁

        • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

          Sure here you go, these were with it laying flat:
          pit to pit: 21″
          sleeve: 26″
          neck to waits, not including collar: 25.5″

          • Adam

            So maybe I should order a small… Thanks for the info Andrew!

            P.S. Tell AWeston hello for me!

  • JakeFromStateFarm

    Interested how that jacket would fit on a tall guy.

    • Adam

      They have Big and Tall, fyi.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      It should fit well, the sleeves are intentionally a little long because it’s a motorcycle jacket so I think it should work for you.

  • Adam Kappel

    This is hands down my favorite of the week so far. Any affordable alternatives on the boots?

  • Ben

    Danner makes outstanding boots. I have two pairs and love them both. I’m so glad to see them represented here.

  • Adam Menchaca

    That jacket is perfect. I feel its a bit “brave” for the standard way I dress and a perfect piece to get me to start breaking out.

    Is there a code? It is showing up as $369 for me.

    Edit – disregard. It reduces it once its in your bag.

    • Adam

      Add it to your cart, they’ll knock off a hunk of it when you go through the checkout process.

    • jbird669

      Even if they do, it’s not THAT affordable!

      • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

        $222 for a real leather jacket is about as cheap as you’ll ever get, that doesn’t mean that $222 isn’t a lot of money, but if you want one for less, this is a good one.

        • Joe Giel

          It went up to $409, so $245 with discount, and they won’t honor the old price.

          • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

            Honestly, I’d still buy it for that price. Leather jackets, even from places like banana republic are $300+. Bummer they won’t honor the old price, that was a sale they were doing.

          • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

            Hmm, mine has places where it’s darker but o wouldn’t say they’re dark enough to be black smudges. Do you have a pic?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      It’s 40% off in the cart.

  • Sean P.

    How do you capture the sweater with shirt underneath look? I bought a slim fit Oxford and medium sweater, and seems too tight. Maybe up the sweater size? Please advise. Thanks.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Yeah I would try that. Mine is my normal size but it’s roomy enough to accommodate the shirt and tie. You’ll have to see though, because if the next size up is too big, the proportions may be wrong (too long for example) or it might not fit right without layers underneath it.

  • Tyler Witham

    Can you give an idea of how the Uniqulo Jeans fit? Its hard to find Uniqlo dimensions on leg width and opening or even comparisons to other brand’s fits like Levis.

  • http://www.wordsofwhite.com Zack White

    Excellent getup. I wear similar outfits in the winter (leather jacket, sweater, shirt, & tie).

  • Zac Silk

    Just curious on the fit of the Uniqlo jeans? I’ve got a few pairs in the slim and wondered which ones you’re wearing Andrew?

    Also good to see I can wear a knit tie with an Oxford shirt. That will be what I’m wearing most of fall.

  • JD

    Best outfit of the week. That jacket is so money. Love it.

  • Coach Brown

    Hey guys. The promo code 8257A takes another $10 off the jacket.

  • Adam

    Andrew – I got my jacket in today and it’s got black smudges and spots on it. Nothing CRAZY terrible, but definitely there and noticeable. Did yours have the same?