Unless you have a particularly strong taste for gold-plated shirts or diamond-encrusted underwear, a leather jacket is likely to be the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your wardrobe. Splash out on a good one, and your future grandkids might end up wearing it one day. Then again, don’t start thinking you can go from zero to badass simply by throwing a lot of money at the problem. A poorly-fitting leather jacket will look ridiculous, no matter how much it cost.
Following on from our consumer guides on overcoats, watches andscarves, we tackle one of the trickiest sartorial topics around with a list of five things everyone should bear in mind when looking to buy a leather jacket.