About 15 years ago I bought a 'leather jacket from Reitmans and it lasted just over 10years! After that I splurged and spent several hundred dollars on a high fashion designer jacket. This lasted no more than 2 1/2 years before showing extreme wear and tear and was donated. I'm so excited to wear this jacket. It reminds me of the one I had years ago. The 'leather has the perfect amount of stiffness so it will withstand wear and still look new.