Cordovan leather, from a portion of the hide called the shell, which is produced with vegetable dyes and results in a very high quality piece that always has a polished look, is also an interesting choice to stand out from the traditional cowhide or lambskin leather coats on the market. Cordovan leather is expensive to produce and usually is only available for shoes rather than leather coats. It can be found in coat form, but is an investment. Embossed leather can also add a fashionable edge to your leather coat. Embossing is a pattern applied using extreme pressure on the leather, and often produces the look of another type of animal skin like alligator, ostrich, or crocodile.
Some fashion leather coats include bold looks like coats that are red, pink, bright blue, or other bold hues. Leather can be dyed to almost any color, and a bold color can set your leather coat apart from the drab and expected black or brown. A colored leather coat can also be a great tie in with the season, as colors come and go in the world of fashion. A light blue coat, when that is the “it” color can be a rich way to display the color.
Leather coats come in a great variety of styles and types, and the choices can be daunting. There are a large number of classic, never out of style varieties, including bomber jackets, leather trench coats, leather blazers, and belted leather coats. These are always a good choice for a classic, timeless piece. For the bolder woman, or anyone seeking to purchase a second leather coat that is more a fashion statement, there are a variety of leather coats of a more contemporary variety. These coats range in style, color, and texture.
Being innovative with leather can not only give your wardrobe a great pick me up, but it can also give you a leather coat that will become a signature piece in your wardrobe. Leather is such a versatile material that finding the perfect coat can set you apart from other women on the street and make you feel entirely unique. Leather also has a luxurious high end appeal, making your signature piece one that is of quality.
Third, for an innovative look, a woman may look for a new style, such as a wetsuit cut, which is a trimmer, sleeker style coat, or a length in leather coat that is the most contemporary. A great resource to find the hippest styling is to look to the runways of fashion week in New York City or the leatherwork coming out of the Italian fashion scene, both locations that value a quality, up to date leather product.
Fashion trends come and go, but one material has stood the test of time, from cavemen to cowboys, aviators to fashionistas, everyone wears leather, particularly leather coats.
A second consideration is texture. Traditional leather is smooth and buttery. A more interesting and exciting choice can be a leather of a different animal or part of the animal, including kidskin (leather from a young goat), calfskin (leather from a young cow), pigskin, or suede.