Size Guide

Men's and Women's Leather Jacket Size Chart: Your Detailed Guide

When you imagine yourself in a leather jacket you are eyeing, you envision a flawless fit. But unfortunately, sizing issues are too common when buying from online retailers, unless you choose Leather Skin Shop for that perfect jacket of yours!

A jacket that is a perfect fit has a domino effect on your look, style, confidence, and persona! The right size of the jacket flatters your particular body type and brings up your style meter reading instantly. But with so many size variations and leather jacket styles, picking the right sized jacket feels daunting.

Not only does Leather Skin Shop have an array of splendid leather jackets, it’s here to make things easier when it comes to sizing. We offer a comprehensive leather jacket sizing chart, a made-to-measure option, and this detailed guide to help you find the perfect leather jacket size.

Reading The Leather Jacket Size Chart And Choosing A Jacket

Before we guide you in detail about taking your own measurements, here are a few things to know. Firstly, it's good to choose the correct size based on the style of your jacket. Certain styles, like motorcycle leather jackets, tend to have a snugger fit than the boxy bomber or blazer styles. Also, considering the style when referring to the leather jacket measurement chart helps you pick the right fit too. Slim-fit men’s leather jackets will naturally have different measurements compared to relaxed fit jackets.

Additionally, if you find that your measurements are falling right between two sizes, it's always a good idea to opt for the larger size.

Range of Sizes At Leather Skin Shop

Our leather jacket size chart provides sizing information in both US and UK sizes for men's and women’s leather jackets (refer to our leather jacket/leather coat size chart above).

In today’s fashion landscape, size inclusivity is no longer a trend, it’s a necessity. Leather Skin Shop endorses inclusivity, and we make sure men and women of all body types have something to choose from our brand. We have jackets in our collections that fit and flatter all body types. Whether you're looking for a classic men's leather jacket or a trendy women's leather coat, we have you covered with a wide range of sizes from XS to 5XL.

Measuring Yourself For Made To Measure, And Customized Jackets

While our ready to wear sizes ranges are inclusive, our made-to-measure and custom leather jacket options allow for a truly personalized fit of your leather jacket. Not only will it look gorgeous on you, it will be incredibly comfortable to wear.

To measure yourself, you need a measuring tape, and a friend or helper. Certain body measurements, like back width or shoulder seam length, are difficult to reach accurately on your own. It's not possible to hold the flexible ruler horizontally yourself for these areas. A helper can ensure the measuring tape is held flat and in the correct position for these measurements. This, in turn, leads to a better-fitting tailored garment.

When taking measurements, stand up straight and relax while you're being measured. The right posture gives the right measurements. Making sure you don't pinch the tape, measure a couple of times to ensure accuracy. Moreover, ensure that you don't puff out your chest as it would give an inaccurate measurement.

How To Measure Yourself For A Leather Jacket For Men

Here is a simple guide to take your measurements for a men’s leather jacket size:

  1. Chest: Measure around the fullest part of your chest. Wrap the measuring tape around your body, under your armpits, and across your shoulder blades.
  2. Waist: Measure around your natural waistline which is above your belly button and below your rib cage.
  3. Shoulders: Take the measurement from the seam of one shoulder to the seam of the other shoulder across your back.
  4. Sleeves: With your arm bent slightly, measure from the shoulder seam (where the sleeve meets the shoulder) down to your wrist.
  5. Bicep: Measure around the fullest part of your upper arm.
  6. Length: Measure from the base of your neck (the back collar), and let the ruler reach the desired length to assess the length of the jacket.

How To Choose A Jacket Size If You Are Big And Tall

Standard sized jackets tend to ride up on taller frames, while the shorter sleeves and restricted armholes too pose a challenge for men with broader builds.

Finding a leather jacket that looks appropriate for a taller height and broader build can be a challenge. We have made the selection easier with our big and tall leather jacket. These jackets have a longer body and sleeve length to accommodate your height. Also, having your measurements handy helps while shopping for a jacket that fits your body type. You can quickly refer to the size chart for men's leather jackets with these measurements.

How To Measure Yourself For A Leather Jacket For Women

Here are the specific measurements you'll need for women's leather jackets and how to take them:

  1. Bust: Take the measurement around the fullest part of your bust. Wrap the measuring tape around your body, keeping it level across your back and under your armpits.
  2. Waist: Find your natural waistline (usually above your belly button and below your rib cage). Measure around this point.
  3. Hips: Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and take the measurement. Keep your feet together while taking this measurement.
  4. Shoulders: Similar to men, measure from the seam of one shoulder to the seam of the other across your back, with arms relaxed at your sides.
  5. Bicep: Measure around the fullest part of your upper arm, keeping your arm relaxed.

Make sure the measuring tape is snug but not constricting. Also, take into account your desired fit. Do you prefer a more tailored look, or do you want a looser jacket for layering? Take this into account when choosing a size based on your measurements.

Taking Cues From Leather Jacket Size Chart

Once you have your measurements, consult the size chart to find your corresponding size. For example, if you are a man and your chest measures 40-41 inches and your waist is around 36-37 inches, a size 40 leather jacket should be a good fit. A similar example for women would be that if your bust measures 32-33 inches, your waist is 26-27 inches, and your hips measure 34-35 inches, XS sized jacket would fit you perfectly.

How To Choose A Jacket For Petite Women

Standard sizes can overwhelm a petite frame, creating a bulky and unflattering silhouette. Choose a cropped jacket or short style like a moto jacket or bomber jacket that hits at your waist or slightly above your hips. This will help elongate your legs and create a more balanced silhouette.

Also, jackets with a cinched waist or belts that help balance out the proportions. Leather Skin Shop’s petite leather jacket collection has many different styles compiled together for women with smaller frames.

Another tip is to opt for jackets with vertical details like zippers, pinstripes, or lapels to create a lengthening effect and flatter your frame. Above all, don’t forget to refer to the leather jacket size calculator to assess your perfect size.

How To Choose A Jacket For Plus Size Women

Finding a flattering leather jacket when you're plus size can be easy! If you are curvy, avoid styles that are too tight or clingy. Opt for jackets that have vertical seams or panels, as these can create a slimming effect. Also, consider a belted waist to define your curves and flatter your silhouette.

Browse through the full page of our plus size leather jacket collection, and find jackets with a relaxed fit that are perfect for your curvy physique.

How To Choose Sizes When You Shop For Oversized Leather Jackets

An oversized leather jacket is a trendy choice, offering a relaxed and effortless look. Women who normally wear a size 40 might go for a size 44 leather jacket to hop on to the oversized clothing bandwagon.

When choosing oversized jackets, look at the size chart's measurements for the chest and shoulders specifically. If you want a slightly oversized look, you might choose your usual size. If you prefer a more dramatic oversized fit, go up a size or two.

It's also important to consider your body type. Petites might find extremely oversized jackets overwhelming, while taller women can pull them off with ease.

How To Choose Sizes When You Shop For Cropped Leather Jackets

Cropped leather jackets are the perfect outerwear to make you look edgy and glamorous. They come in various lengths, hitting anywhere from just below the bust to the high hip.

If you're aiming for a balanced look, choose a cropped leather jacket that hits at your natural waist. For a more cropped look that emphasizes your legs, opt for a shorter style. Cropped jackets are more suitable for petite women, while taller women can choose from a wider range of lengths.

Finding The Perfect Leather Jacket Fit

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Leather Skin Shop’s customer service team is always happy to assist you with any sizing questions you may have.

By following these tips and using our comprehensive guide, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect fitting leather jacket at Leather Skin Shop! With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, we have the perfect leather jacket to elevate your look and boost your confidence.