Here at Bestleather we often focus on bags, belts, wallets and other sundries. However, a quality leather jacket, such as the FJackets Austin Men’s Waxed Brown Leather Cafe Racer Jacket can be a great staple to add to not just your leather collection, but your wardrobe. Read on as we take this jacket on an in depth review.
The Austin jacket is made from premium lambskin leather. The color we reviewed was cognac brown. This jacket features heavy duty metal zippers as well as reinforced stitching at critical stress points.
The lining is made from a soft polyester derived lining. The jacket has zippered pockets at the chest, and hips as well as interior chest pockets. Lamb leather is a great choice for jackets as it is soft and pliable which makes for an instantly comfortable clothing article.
As mentioned before, the lambskin is so plush we found the jacket already had that “broken in” feel. The Austin is very flexible when wearing and never felt constricting of movement. The polyester lining feels nice against the bare skin and also accomplishes the dual purpose of allowing your arms to slide into the sleeves easily when wearing a middle layer of clothing.
The multiple pockets allow you to carry your phone, wallet, keys and other essentials with the added security of zippers keeping everything stashed away. This is a jacket with motorcycle racing heritage, so the fit is snug by nature and also has padded (not safety rated) shoulder and elbows. The perforated design also allows for the jacket to run a bit cooler, making it wearable across a wide degree of temperatures.
We love the look of this jacket. The clean, uncluttered lines offer a great visual dynamic. Sometimes less is more, and we appreciate the simple design.
The cognac has a deep honeyed tone that works well with a whole spectrum of clothing from denim to khaki. We should also note, F Jackets offers a wide variety of Cafe Racer Jackets on their website if you want something in a different design or color.
If you’re in the market for an affordable, quality leather jacket – The Austin Leather Cafe Racer is a great option. The quality materials combined with the fit and feel make this an instant favorite, well suited for a night on the town or an afternoon motorcycle ride in the country. If you’re as into leather as we are, you also may want to check out their informative blog for How To’s, Style Guides and so much more.