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May 12, 2022 4 min read

by Joanna Smykowski

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There are plenty of leather jackets out there. Today, we’re going to focus on quilted. A quilted leather jacket is a must-have for various reasons - ones we’ll get into below.

What is a Quilted Jacket?

Quilted jackets are exactly what they sound like - jackets with a quilted lining. The lining provides an extra layer of insulation and warmth crucial in cooler temperatures. There are plenty of quilted jackets. Puffer jackets made for cold temperatures are quilted, and leather jackets can be too.

These jackets are made by stuffing down or other synthetic fibers inside of a coat or on top of a coat and then separating them with stitching. Quilted jackets offer plenty of benefits, including:

  • Protection against the cold
  • Added protection against the elements
  • Added protection if you are a motorcycle rider
  • A softer feel than leather on the inside of your jacket
  • A different look from your other leather jackets

While these jackets have been around for quite some time, they are still trending.

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How to Style a Quilted Jacket

If you decide that a quilted jacket is for you, the next question is: How do you style it? What we love about jackets is not only their functionality but their fashion statement. Quilted leather jackets are similar to regular ones in their versatility. Here are our favorite three ways to style a quilted jacket:

1.   Casual day out

The classic way to style a quilted leather jacket is casually in your day-to-day. A quilted leather jacket can get thrown over a t-shirt and jeans. This outfit is perfect for later in the fall or earlier in the spring, before it has gotten too warm. A short sleeve and jacket combination beats the night chill and the day winds. A casual sneaker or boot can round out the outfit perfectly.

2.   Night on the town

For something a little fancier, your leather jacket is still there for you. Whether you are wearing a dress shirt or a classic black cocktail dress, your leather jacket goes perfectly well with your outfit. Pair your dress shirt with slacks and nice shoes, or your dress or jumpsuit with heels. You are ready to hit the town and have a great night with loved ones. And your leather jacket will keep you warm!

3.   Work hard

Your leather jacket is also perfect to wear to work. Whether you are rocking the business casual look or something a little less fancy, your quilted leather jacket is the perfect outerwear. Wear all black everything and pair your jacket on top. You can have on dark jeans, a dark shirt, and dark shoes. Whatever the office attire, your leather jacket works with it.

Consider Going Custom

Any leather jacket can be quilted. If there is a leather jacket you really love and want to wear when it’s warmer - add quilting! How can you add quilting? By going custom.

Going custom affords a bit of extra personalization with your leather jacket. It also allows you to take a leather jacket you already love but have not seen quilted and add that layer to it.

There are many reasons to go custom. The sizing fits you just right and you can add your own personal touches. This includes quilting, the hide, and color.

There are also cons to going custom. Most notably, it is an unreturnable jacket if the measurements don’t align. Custom jackets have a reputation for being pricier, but it isn’t always the case. Those of us at Independence Brothers make sure to get you affordable top quality bespoke jackets for a reasonable price.

Quilted leather jacket


To quilt, or not to quilt? It may be the less famous question, but one you need to ask nonetheless. We hope this article gave you the basics about quilted leather jackets. We hope it's a piece you add to your closet for when the chill hits the air. And we hope you love it! Are there any other jackets you want to know about? Let us know in the comments below.

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