When selecting the perfect leather jacket or coat for you, you can easily be confused by technical terms that all seem similar. However, understanding of the different grains of leather used in the creation of genuine leather jackets and coats can help you choose wisely. You should also take into consideration that Italian leather is world renowned for its high quality production and materials. Many top designers produce their shoes, accessories and outerwear exclusively with Italian leather, and they usually prefer products that carry the Made in Italy label. With one of the largest selections of high-quality artisanal and designer leather jackets online, Forzieri is an authentic Made in Italy wonderland!

Forzieri leather jackets come in all shapes and sizes to suit your personal style and create the look you desire. Motorcycle jackets (or biker jackets) are a common favourite among motorcycle and fashion enthusiasts alike. The American Perfecto worn by Marlon Brandon in The Wild One started one of today's most popular trends among men. The strength and durability of leather offers protection while remaining flexible and soft for those who love to hit the road on two wheels-and diagonal zippers, studded and cropped styles offer fashionable modern edge even for those who don't..

Leather bomber jackets (or flight jackets) became popular during the Second World War to keep pilots warm. They remain a fashion icon today, perpetuated by popular films like Top Gun. Often crafted in shearling or lined in fur for added warmth, this style has become increasingly popular in distressed leather and with detachable fur collars.

Leather has been the ideal material for shoes, handbags, satchels, gloves and much more since before recorded history. Its timeless beauty and durability have made it a fashion icon that has gone beyond designer labels and trends to become an enduring centerpiece in the wardrobe of men and women around the world. Most Italian jackets are produced with full-grain or top-grain leather using techniques that have been passed down from one generation of artisans to the next. Italian laws are also very strict regarding the methods and product used to treat or to tan leather which guarantees natural, high-quality leather. Most of the jackets found on our site have been tanned with natural products derived from plants that allow the inherent beauty of the hide to show through and require top quality materials for soft, supple leather jackets of unmatched elegance that only become more beautiful with age and use.

Nappa leather (or napa leather), often used high-range leather jackets, is chrome-tanned full-grain leather, usually made from kidskin, lambskin, or sheepskin. This process makes it extremely soft and supple, as well as very durable. It is usually dyed in deep blue, pink, red or black, but it can be found in other rich hues like green or yellow as well. The color of nappa leather deepens naturally over time creating a patina.

Color is also key in finding the right look for you. Originally, brown and black leather jackets were the most common. Dark colors require less dye and usually result in extraordinarily soft leather, as well as long-lasting style. Recent style trends feature bright colors like red, pink, blue and green. In fact, blue leather jackets have become extremely popular for men and for women alike. Hooded leather jackets and leather blazers have also grown in popularity.

Forzieri leather jackets are all top-quality Italian leather jackets. We pride ourselves in having an exceptional selection to choose from crafted in beautiful, soft leather-whether calfskin, kidskin, lambskin or sheepskin-in the latest colors and styles to keep your style chic and up-to-date. When you look good, we look good.


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