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Article: FAQ: All About Leathers

FAQ: All About Leathers

FAQ: All About Leathers

Leather is an essential piece for every wardrobe. Yes, every wardrobe. Many women find leather daunting but ironically, leather can be one of the more forgiving, comfortable, and stretchy pieces in your closet. Leather also doesn't have to suggest “dominatrix” or “rock star”. In fact with the right curation, you can create a highly feminine and demure leather look.


1. Is Leather as comfortable as your favourite pair of denim?

Yes, and maybe even better! A Calexico staple. These leather pants will change your life. The 5 pocket design gives both a flattering finish and an elevated look. Leather's are the perfect answer for those formal events when you don't want to wear a dress. Put these on with your favourite Tuxedo Jacket & be ready to step out for the night. P.S. You will need to size down - so whats not to love about that!


2. I'm a curvier shape and am worried leathers will be unflattering.

Surprisingly, leathers can be one of the most flattering fabrics due to the thicker nature and natural stretch in the material. Equally, if you're a curvier shape a quality leather can be enhance your figure in all the right places and provide a “held in'' feel, plus the thickness of the textile actually reduces dimpling.


3. Can I wear leather to work?

Perhaps a head-to-toe leather look to the office is off the table. However, you can absolutely pair an A-Line Leather skirt with a sophisticated Button Down Shirt and be board meeting ready.


4. I already own a lot of blacks - do you have leathers with more colour?

For lovers of colour, we have some incredible leathers in a range of metallic colours. If you’re looking to make an entrance, we are obsessed with SUPRWMN’s Patchpocket Super Flare In Silver. For something that still shimmers but is more subtle, we love Forte Forte’s Lame Nappa Trouser and Button Up Shirt In Gold. We suggest pairing with neutrals or tonals and let the statement pieces do the talking.

5. I'm after a leather jacket but not really into the "biker" look.

If you are looking for a leather jacket that doesn’t scream Harley Davidson or 80s rock, this Leather Blazer from SPRWMN is a game-changer. Its notched lapels, sleek silhouette, and deep pockets make it RSVP friendly to any event, formal or otherwise.

6. I'm honestly just not a leather person but I love the look. Any advice? 

Don't you worry - here at Calexico, we ensure all our leathers are ethically sourced and responsibly made. We've got you covered with our Agolde Recycled Leather's in the 90s Pinch Waist.

Still unsure if leather is for you? Then there are even more options -- and no, we don’t mean “pleather”. We mean coated denim, our most revered leather alternative. These tapered skinnies from L'agence come in premium stretch denim and are coated with a subtle sheen. The result is a leather look with a sleek silhouette.

Long story short: we love leathers. To us, they are an investment item that has the endurance and timelessness to go the distance for years (even decades to come). The trick? Finding a style and silhouette that works with your shape and signature style.

We suggest experimenting with pieces outside your usual repertoire. Come in store for a personal styling session or take advantage of our complimentary online exchange policy.

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