When it comes to brand, style and craftsmanship, Boda Skins of Manchester have got it locked down.
I first discovered Boda Skins about a year ago, checking out their steady stream of cool as xxxx images posted on Instagram, that led to me pinging their Facebook page a like and since then, I’ve really felt these guys stand out above some of the far more pricier brands. I’m always on the lookout for classic lines and designs with a certain character so when someone fuses ‘classic’ with character AND a solid brand, I’m all ears (well eyes actually!).
Started by Nathan Alexander in 2012, the company have grown from a small startup on eBay to a well respected brand who really are starting to make waves in the fashion industry. There’s something about the designs that really just work, from the small Union Jack flag on the left sleeve to the Boda Skins smartly branded features on the press studs. Finally the quality of the leather really is top notch, carefully selected consistent cuts of napa leather, beautifully crafted together to make a true masterpiece that will be a staple of your wardrobe for years to come.
If ever there was an example the whole being greater than the sum of it’s parts, then the Kay Michaels Biker from Boda Skins is it. I have reviewed other brands such as Matchless whose jackets cost 3x as much, and I can safely say Boda Skins is well and truly on par with those guys!
The process of ordering was a breeze too, Sophie who head’s up Boda Skins web chat was a delight to work with as she worked to suss out my correct size and deal with my other questions. Now being January I wanted to have the option of layering up, given how fresh it feels this time of year so I went for the XXL on Sophie’s advice and she called it perfectly. The jacket arrived via FedEx last Saturday morning, at first when I took it out the box I thought ‘damn this isn’t going to fit’ but I’m glad to report it fits perfectly, great when layered with a hoodie and just as well with a T-shirt on it’s own.
For my money I think if Boda Skins stick to their current values and quality of service whilst producing products of this calibre they’ll be around for many years to come, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we were to see these jackets grace the big screen!
For all things Boda Skins head over to their website here and if you are thinking about purchasing one – go ahead, you’ll be most glad you did!
Till next time.