The classic leather jacket is a wardrobe staple for a reason: it transcends the cycle of trends, it looks good with nearly everything and it lasts forever. Because new leather jackets can be, at times, prohibitively expensive, it’s smart to look into used options. These are the best jackets to buy on eBay right now.
Vanson Dakota Barn Coat
Many jackets on eBay from the Massachusettes-based Vanson come in sizes like XXL or 52. So this size 38 — fitting a size small — is a great find for the right person. It features a zip front, two welted hand pockets and bi-swing shoulder for greater mobility. The seller says it’s been worn less than 12 times and the starting bid is $300.
Aero x Iron Heart Horsehide Motocycle Jacket
Made in Scotland, this jacket delivers Aero’s leather expertise with Iron Heart’s Japanese-Americana styling. Cut from rich brown horsehide, it has a dual-zip front and two welted hand pockets. It’s a XL and the seller says it’s never been worn outside — a like-new, extremely rare jacket.
Langlitz Columbia Jacket
This Oregon-made jacket is based on the first model that Ross Langlitz made in 1945. The style features an offset zipper, a semi bi-swing back, an adjustable stiffening band around the base of the jacket and two zippered hand pockets. A size medium, this jacket has been worn less than 10 times (according to the seller) and is in “like-new” condition.
RRL Motorcycle Jacket
This size large jacket has vintage style in spades. It is cut from vegetable-tanned cowhide which has been distressed to simulate years of wear, and it has some Italian cow-hair pannels (based on a jacket from the 1930s). The style has notch lapels, a asymmetrical front zip and a two front waist pockets — it’s also brand new.
Fine Creek Leathers Leon Jacket
This Japanese horsehide jacket was originally purchased from Self Edge and is tagged a 40 (though the seller says it fits smaller). It’s brand new and is made with 2mm-thick vegetable-tanned horsehide, vintage-style steel buttons and pigment-dyed cotton (for the liner). The style is classic, but, in an interesting throwback twist, it has the epaulets and belt loops cut off.
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