What is a Trucker Jacket & What are the best ways to style it?

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Starting its journey in the 1920s, the Trucker jacket has held its position as an icon for men’s rugged fashion and even inspired the design of denim jackets. These classic American trucker jackets are an excellent upper for all seasons, working as the main layering option for spring and an addition to your winter jackets in the winter. 

The design of these jackets is heavily inspired by the coveted denim trucker jackets, and their prominent features such as the waist-length cut, button front closure, buttons on the sleeve cuffs and front chest pockets, and the trademark vertical or slanted seams that run from the front chest pockets to the waist, make these jackets instantly recognizable. 

What Are Trucker Jackets Made of?

The design of trucker jackets can be carved out of a whole host of materials, but two of the most popular are denim and leather, each with its pros and cons. The denim trucker jackets provide, first of all, an excellent sense of style and an options menu that covers all aspects of a jacket. With denim, you can choose the type and thickness of the fabric to your liking and also spice up your jacket a substantial amount with attractive custom stitching and patterns.

But when it comes to the comfort and durability of the jacket, there is one clear winner, and that is leather. The soft and robust nature of leather, when combined with this design, produces a jacket that is both stylish and practical. Bedsides, the options offered by leather in terms of the types of leather and their various finishes, is nothing to scoff at. But despite their differences, both denim and leather trucker jackets have their place in modern-day fashion.

How Long Do Trucker Jackets Last?

Trucker jackets are meant to be your daily driver jacket, so they are built to last a long time. The denim jackets last upwards of 3-4 years, while the high-quality leather ones can last for about 7-8 years. The thing to keep in mind here is that these numbers are highly dependent on two main factors. First is the type of material used in the jacket’s creation. Obviously, a trucker made from thin denim fabric would tear up earlier than a jacket made from thicker, more rugged denim. The other huge factor is your usage patterns and care regime. If taken care of properly, the life span of these jackets can be easily increased by years.

Should a Trucker Jacket Be Tight?

Trucker jackets are meant to be a relatively close-fitting piece of upper wear, so the overall fit and finish of them are a bit tighter than other leather jackets. But this tight finish does not mean skinny jeans tight. There is a bit of leeway for other garments that you may want to wear under them, for example, a matching sweatshirt for the summer or a turtleneck in the winter.

In terms of the overall size of the trucker jackets, the shoulder seam should end right when your shoulder ends. The sleeves should be cut narrow and should fall just under the wrist when in the normal resting position, and the body of the jacket should be just a little under your waistline while staying close to your body for a contemporary look. These, however, are just suggestions on what looks the best in general, and you are ultimately allowed, in fact, encouraged to make adjustments according to your body type and personal preferences when creating a custom trucker jacket.

Where to Get a Customized Leather Trucker Jacket?

There are plenty of fantastic leather trucker jackets available on the market, in all sorts of sizes, designs, and colors. Most people would be happy just purchasing a predesigned jacket, but for some, they are not enough. If you want a design that is not readily available on the market, or you want to make some adjustments to an already existing design, or you want to get something that is personal to you and represents you as a person, then getting a custom leather trucker jacket is the best option for you.

All you have to do is head over to our custom trucker jacket page and provide the required information. Our automatic and sophisticated system will connect you to one of our design experts. You can discuss anything you would want to customize about your custom trucker jacket, and they will guide you through the process and will also provide useful advice. You can tailor a bunch of things to your preference, anything from the type of construction material and the color of said material to personalized embroidery.

Are Trucker Jackets in Style?

Trucker jackets have been in style for about a century now, and there was no point in that century where they dropped in popularity or got out of pop fashion. This persistence in fame is partly due to their unobtrusive and simple design that fits with almost all outfits and partly due to their versatility as an all-season jacket. So yes, trucker jackets are still very much in style and will remain in style for decades to come.

How to Style a Trucker Jacket?

The amount of variety and styling options offered by trucker jackets is massive. The core design of these jackets allows for a very lax and open outfitting experience. You can get an outfit done and wear your leather trucker jacket on top for extra style points. But there are a few styles and looks that are exceptionally well at capturing the full potential of these jackets. Let’s look at a few of the most popular outfits, attires and looks:

The Casual Polo Look

To start things off is a look that thrives on the bright blue colors a denim trucker jacket provides and the way these colors can be integrated with other darker shades to create a properly balanced outfit. To achieve this look, you have to pair a blue denim trucker jacket with darker blue or grey pants, and to tie the whole outfit together, a cream-colored/white polo t-shirt underneath.

The Autumn Colors Look

This is one of the most stylish and advanced looks on this list and requires some improvisation from the wearer. The best thing about this look is that you do not need a specific color of garments for it to work, as the look can be achieved through a spectrum of colors.

To get started with this look, all you have to do is to pair your beige, brown, caramel, or dark khaki or brown jacket (it can be both denim or leather) with a set of matching colorful pants and an equally colorful sweater for both the look of cold, and protection against the cold. The colors of the sweater and pants can be whatever you want, but the outfit looks the best if they lean more toward orangey autumn tones.

The White Winter Look

This look is the chronological progression of the autumn look, but the key difference being that you do not need actual winter for this attire to work. If you want to rock this kind of fashion, you have to pair a really light blue or almost white trucker jacket with a pair of black jeans and a white t-shirt/turtleneck depending on the weather.

The All-black Look

There are many fashion trends that become popular and fade away from people’s memory on a regular basis. But one style that is never going away is the all-black look. As the name implies, to achieve this look, you have to wear your leather trucker jacket over an entirely black outfit.

The exciting part of using a trucker jacket is the option you get. You can either go for the classic semi-aniline shiny black jacket or a more modern and matte, suede one. Both, however, are excellent for pulling off an all-black look, and the choice of the jacket comes down to your personal preference.

The Weekend Morning Look

Going out for an early coffee on a Saturday morning has a vibe of its own. The relaxed yet refreshing feel of that walk to Starbucks can easily be replicated any day of the week with this outfit. The main feature/ selling point of this outfit is the hooded sweatshirt that you wear under your black or brown suede leather trucker jackets.

The look is meant to be a bit laid back, so it critical to avoid vibrant colors and sharp hues. A combination of a grey sweatshirt, brown trucker jacket, black jeans, and a pair of brown sneakers is the gold standard for this kind of outfit.

Things to Accessorize With for Extra Style Points

The combination of a leather jacket on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt creates an ensemble that is fairly complete, and if done right, would make you look great in almost all situations. But there is more to an outfit than the color of the jacket you are wearing. There are many and little touches that you can apply to elevate your fashion game to new heights. A fairly famous example of these accessories would be a set of matching aviator glasses and a fancy watch. Alternatively, you can also experiment with a beanie (especially with the denim trucker jackets).

Our Best Trucker Jackets

What good is reading a style guide if you don’t own a trucker jacket to try this diverse variety of outfits with? If you are someone new to the leather jackets market and want to own a stylish piece of upper wear, or someone who already owns a fancy jacket and want to expand your wardrobe, keep reading! Here are a few of the best trucker jackets we offer:

Stallon Black Suede Jacket

Stallon Black Suede Jacket

Let’s start our list with a trucker jacket that almost everyone can get behind. The clean minimal design and dark black color ensure its compatibility with everything that you have in your wardrobe. At the same time, the soft suede finish creates visual interest in the jacket and makes it stand out against both your rest of the outfit and other plain black leather jackets around you.

Stallon Brown Suede Jacket

Stallon Brown Suede Jacket

If you want the minimal design and suede finish of the Stallon black suede jacket, but you already own a black jacket, or you want something a bit more vibrant and colorful, then this is the perfect jacket for you. The unique color and finish combo of this jacket provide a very distinct outfitting option while also making this trucker jacket the perfect contender for the above-mentioned autumn colors and weekend morning looks.

Suzy Brown Suede Jacket

Suzy Brown Suede Jacket

While appearing similar to the men’s brown jackets and being made from the same goatskin leather, this women’s trucker jacket provides vastly different style opportunities and fashion prospects. The available options are so many that listing them all would take pages and will still miss a huge chunk of the possible wears.

As an example, you can pair this trucker jacket with a pair of ripped blue jeans, white high heels, and a horizontally striped shirt for a confident neat look. Or you can combo a black pair of jeans, black sneakers, and a cream-colored wool sweater with this brown leather jacket and accessorize with a colorful scarf for a unique high-street look.

Suzy Mocha Suede Jacket

Suzy Mocha Suede Jacket

If the brown suede jacket opened the doors for a wide variety of styles and possible attires, this mocha suede jacket is the king of niche, on-of-a-kind ensembles that will set you apart from the crowd in an instant. The defining and distinguishing feature of this trucker jacket is most certainly its exceptional color.

But just having a unique color doesn’t make a jacket good. It needs to have stylistic harmony with other garments and pieces of clothing, a test that this jacket passes with flying colors (no pun intended). A great example of this jacket’s potential would be its pairing with a black dress, a Carmel pink shirt, and an off-white furry scarf. Match your makeup with the jacket, and you are ready for a business meeting in the morning and a party at night.

Ranchson Black Leather Shirt

Ranchson Black Leather Shirt

The last item on our list of the astonishing trucker jackets is a jacket that is essentially a two in one deal. You can wear it as a normal leather jacket over a V-neck or even a dress shirt, but where it truly comes into its own is when you wear it as a shirt, essentially bringing this black leather shirt to the forefront of your attire. A trick you can try with this jacket is wearing it over a colorful t-shirt and buttoning it up. This allows you to transform your entire look just by opening up the front buttons, basically giving you two different styles for the effort of one.

Conclusion

There are many leather jackets and coats on the market that are immensely popular but rarely do you find something as versatile and wardrobe changing as the trucker jacket. From its ability to be worn in all seasons to its massive fashion potential, if you can only get one leather jacket, purchasing a leather trucker jacket would be a decision you won’t regret making.

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