Battle of The Jackets: Denim Vs Leather…Which Is MORE Stylish?
All right, gents it’s cold outside I need a jacket. I got to make a decision. Should I go with the leather jacket or should I go with the jean jacket? In today’s video, we’ve got a seven-round fight to determine which jacket is better – the jean jacket or the leather jacket. [Music] Round 1. Fight. The denim jacket versatility. Versatility is the denim jacket’s middle name. So, this is going to match anything in your wardrobe. You’ve got light-colored chinos, dark-colored chinos, red chinos, this is going to look great. You’ve got dress slacks. Well, guess what? You can wear this into the office bring in the cool casual vibe.
It’s going to work. Now, you’ve got jeans, any colored jeans are going to work with a denim jacket. Jean is going to work with jean. Now, you got matching here, I understand that. You got yourself a Canadian tuxedo. Now, let’s talk about layering. So, you could actually — have you seen the latest street wear out there? You can wear this with a suit nowadays. Just wear it right under that jacket. It fits in there rise — right nice. Next up, let’s look at you could actually throw another jacket on this. This is going to give — you could even wear tight fitted clothing underneath maybe got your thermal something like that. Guys, I’m telling you denim is where it’s at. Versatility. What is more versatile than leather? Again, been around for a long time.
This simply works with casual clothing, with formal clothing. Yeah, you possibly pull this off with a tuxedo. Okay, maybe that’s pushing it. But, I could wear a nice collared shirt with a nice pair of slacks throw a leather jacket on top, you got that casual cool vibe going there. When it comes to a layering, going to be a little bit tougher I admit. You’re not going to be able to throw a jacket over this. Maybe you can wear one shirt maybe one — two shirts underneath if they fit pretty close.
But, I’ll tell you guys when it comes to just simply what’s going to work in your wardrobe, who doesn’t want to throw a leather jacket on pretty much any outfit they’ve got. Round 2. Fight. Durability. What are you talking about? This comes from working where they used to make tents out of this material, then they decided, hey, let’s recycle the tents let’s use them on jeans, let’s use them on bibs, let’s use them on jackets. This stuff right here is made to be rubbed against. I can tell you this is durable this is tough made from cotton.
The only thing we have to worry about is mildew, so don’t get it wet and don’t leave it wet in a basically warm environment for a few weeks and a time. For as long as you don’t do that, this should be pretty darn good to go. Durability, is this even a question? And I know that denim jacket guy is going to talk about, oh, I come from tent material, I’m pretty tough. Okay. My history is I was used as armor. I was deflecting sword blows. And when you look at actually the material here in leather, you see all of these basically the fibers overlapped, so I’ve got this flexibility with the toughness. And let’s look at what – what are bikers wearing? When you’re riding a motorcycle and you want to protect yourself from road rash, what do you want to be wearing? A denim jacket or a leather jacket? Guys, there is no question here, everyone is choosing leather jacket.
Why? Because it works, because it’s durable, because it’s tough. All right, gents if you haven’t picked it up yet the leather jacket guy the denim jacket guy, they don’t see eye-to-eye in this video. But, one place where they do see eye-to-eye, they both can agree on is that Original Grain is a great company. Guys, they’re the paid sponsor of today’s video and a company I’ve been with for over two years. They make amazing watches when it comes to mixing wood and metal. I want you to go check out all the various collections. I’m going to link to them down in the comments, but go check them out. I mean look at those beautiful collections. Look at the Chrono Collection. Check out that Barrel Collection. You guys know I love the Classic Collection, the Minimalist Collection, the Brewmaster Collection and that Major League Baseball Collection.
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Guys, I’m telling you that is going to keep this price down and why this jacket is such a steal. There’s also a wide range of companies that are making this jacket. So, yes, you can go with the higher-end premium brand that may cost you a few hundred dollars, but you can still go with classic brands. They’re going to bring you a great jean jacket if you find it on sale for easily less than a hundred bucks.
Price. Who cares about price? This is going to be something that’s going to be around forever. Yes, cry once about the price, but buy the best that you can afford and then, you’ve got a jacket which is going to get compliments for the rest of your life. You will want to get buried in this jacket. What is that worth? Guys at the end of the day, buy the best that you can afford. Make sure it fits it looks great on you, but don’t be afraid to spend extra for a good leather jacket. [0:05:14] Round 4. Fight. So, this one’s going to be easy. Come on sex appeal, coolness factor belongs with the denim jacket.
Just look at this jacket. Beautiful. Look at the way this thing is laid out, very casual very much a classic design. Women love denim because they wear it. Men love denim because they wear it. This is got to be one of the most popular fabrics on the planet. So, when it comes to coolness when it comes to sex appeal, denim is where it’s at. Coolness factor, sex appeal, guys, this is an easy decision. The leather jacket is where it’s at. Look at this jacket. It builds up my shoulders, trims up my waistline, makes me look more masculine. I personally have walked into bars, I’ve had women approach me simply because I’m wearing this jacket and I look great. I mean what more evidence do you need? But, let’s go to a 2001 study at the University of Liverpool. They looked at all these various fabrics and they attributed masculinity and strength number one — the number one fabric was leather. Why? We’ve got a history with it. This goes back thousands of years.
We have been conditioned to see leather as the strongest as the most masculine of all the fabrics out there. Round 5. Fight. Maintenance. Okay. Come on good things need to be taken care of and the same thing with your leather jacket. If you’re going to be in the desert, you’re going to be in a place where it’s really wet like Seattle, you want to make sure to condition and take care of the leather. So, you want to get a nice cream maybe a maybe a conditioner.
Once a season, put it on there. Now, if you’re going to be in an extremely dry place, maybe twice a season. If you’re going to be an extremely wet place, make sure not to put your leather jacket next to anything really hot, let it dry naturally. And then, make sure to put a balm or a lotion right on it and that’s going to be — do a great job of reintroducing basically moisture into the leather.
Maintenance. Guys, this is going to be an easy win. So, when it comes to this jacket, it’s made from cotton, just like the jeans you can simply throw it into the washing machine. But, I can tell you that you don’t have to wash this very often. Because it’s like many of the jackets that you wear, you’re simply not rubbing this up against the ground you’re not touching anything with it, so it’s going to be able to go through multiple seasons without getting washed. But, guys I can tell you the maintenance on this thing incredibly simple. Round 6. Fight. Weather protection. This is no contest, leather is where it’s at.
There – I mean it’s dense, it’s flexible, it’s going to be great. It’s water-resistant, it’s going to be wind-resistant. And this is something that you put a little bit of layer of insulation in here, it’s going to keep you warm during the winter, so no contest, leather is where it’s at. Oh, I’m sorry leather jacket did you think you’re going to catch me with my pants down? No, not the case. I brought in my cousin here the Sherpa jean jacket. As you can see the difference is the Sherpa jean jacket is going to have a nice soft inner lining. And this right here is going to insulate me, keep me warm, and allow me to use this still in a work wear environment.
And that’s where it really shines is going to be insulated and keep you warm. You want to look at a Sherpa jacket. The only downfall of the Sherpa jacket is going to be water resistance. All right. Final round. Fight. Tailoring and adjusting. This is it this is the tiebreaker. Oh, I’m about to win because I can tell you that the jean jacket this is easy to adjust to get tailored and you want to find one that fits you right off the rack preferably. And if there’s a little bit of excess material in there you possibly could let it out. But really the jean jacket shines when you need to bring it in. You want to basically tighten up those sleeves, just simply take it to a skilled seamstress or tailor anywhere and they can slightly bring these in. The midsection, yes, they can bring it in. You want to make it a little bit shorter, it could be a little bit of work, but they can make it happen.
Because when it comes down to it, this is, again, just like a pair of jeans. You want to make sure to pay attention to proportions, the pocket placement, the button placement, but you can adjust a jean jacket. Tailoring and adjustments. This is it. I’m disappointed. I mean at the end of the day, you simply buy a jacket that fits you perfectly. You go out there and you look, but you don’t compromise here because, yeah, anything good like leather that you’re going to be working with, you have to have a skilled artisan, a skilled tailor, a seamstress who knows how to work with leather to make any adjustments.
So, yeah, it’s hard to adjust I admit this, but I can tell you this is an unfair fight because when you look at this, then you just — come on. This is the true winner right here. I’m going to call — we’re going to definitely get a rematch. The winner by decision is going to be the denim jacket. And I have to admit, I was a little bit surprised. I thought the leather jacket was going to basically clean house, but when I looked at all the points I’d have to say, hey, I had to give this to the denim jacket. My own personal preference, I’m going to be more of a leather jacket kind of guy. [0:09:56] But I want to hear from you guys down in the comments. What do you prefer? The leather jacket? The denim jacket? And what watch would you love to have with that jacket? So, guys go check out the paid sponsor of today’s video. I’m linking to them down in the description. And let me know specifically what watch you would love to wear with what type of jacket.
But I’ve got a few extra watches here in the office I would love to send your way just let me know the exact style of the watch with what type of jacket you would wear it and how you would style it and how you would look great. And, guys, that’s it. Take care. I appreciate you. I appreciate what we build here at Real Men Real Style. And we’ll see you in the next video. [0:10:33] End of Audio.
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