Our collection of leather vests spans the style spectrum, from men’s leather puffer / down vests to class Western-style. Both styles feature the natural, lightweight layers of lambskin leather. The distinctive, velvety texture of lambskin is exceptionally soft and wearable. We chose lambskin leather because, while it’s thin and lightweight, it still does a good job of keeping out the cold – sounds to us like an ideal material for leather vests.
LEATHER PUFFER VESTS
We think a man can appreciate high end quality without being flashy. Enter: our rugged leather puffer vests. The soft lambskin leather feels as good as it looks, and the down insulation provides the right amount of warmth. Next comes attention to detail – like an interior left side chest pocket, antique brass finishing on the zipper front closure and zippered hand pockets, and easy-to-clean 100% polyester lining. We designed this vest with an athletic fit, so check the size guide – most guys like to size up on this one.
WESTERN STYLE LEATHER VESTS
Our iconic western leather vests are inspired by the high mountain valleys of the Bison State, and they’re crafted with the quality and craftsmanship worthy of our brand and our name. The open-arm Western Yoke exterior features lambskin leather, and it’s secured by a top-to-bottom antique nickel zipper with optional button-down flap. Twin front side pockets frame the zip closure, and the interior includes left and right side chest pockets, zippered and open. Our sherpa-style polyester interior lining extends through the classic fold-over collar – which means you get comfort and mobility from the barn to the backcountry.
HOW SHOULD YOU STYLE A LEATHER VEST?
However you want to. But, if you need a few ideas, here are 3 of our go-tos:
- Plaid Button Down with Jeans and Boots. You can’t go wrong with leather and plaid. This combo is a guaranteed win.
- Sweater with Jeans or Slacks. Layering a slim-cut sweater under a leather vest makes a sharp outfit. (And it’s not too stuffy.)
- Sweatshirt with Jeans. This option probably won’t fly with the Western style leather vest. But for casual wear, a well-fitting hoodie (not too baggy) under a leather puffer vest is a nice look.
TAKING CARE OF LEATHER VESTS
Leather care is an essential part of preserving and extending the life of high quality leather vests. Here, we’ve gathered answers to common questions about how to care for wet or stained leather. You can also check out our leather care products for a premium cleaner and easy-to-use conditioner. Below are 4 easy steps to cleaning your leather vest:
*Spot-check each step before proceeding with the full vest.
1. Lightly dust.
Use a soft cloth, and in a light circular motion, gently wipe away any dust or oil buildup from the leather.
2. Gently clean.
*If your vest isn't excessively dirty, skip this step.
Mix two teaspoons of mild liquid detergent with warm water to create a gentle cleaning solution. Saturate a soft sponge or cloth in the solution, then wring it out so it’s damp, but not soaking wet. (The key is to use as little moisture as possible.) Lightly blot the leather, and remember to feather your blots to avoid leaving watermarks. Do not rub or scrub!
3. Wipe down.
Wipe down the leather with a clean, damp cloth and be sure to remove any soap residue. (Remember to use the smallest amount of moisture needed.) Then, pat the leather with a soft, dry towel, and hang the vest somewhere cool until it is completely dry. Do not use direct heat (like a hair dryer or direct sunlight) to try to speed up the drying time.
4. Clean the interior!
The soap solution used for cleaning the outside of your leather vest can also be used on the inside. Remember that cleaning the inside of your jacket is as important as preserving the outside; sweat on the interior of the vest can eventually break down the lining and compromise the leather. To clean the inside, turn the vest inside-out, and use a soft sponge or cloth and the same mild soap solution. Pay close attention to the collar and underarm areas, and then hang the vest to dry in a cool, dry area. (Do not use direct heat.)