Would wearing a backpack or messanger bag with a leather jacket create too much wear and therefore be inadvisable? And, are there any other tips to maintain and prolong the life of a leather jacket? Thanks.
If you are wearing a leather jacket carefully, you are sort of missing the point, imo. The best looking leather jackets are those that have been to hell and back. Leave those leather jackets that rip easier than a cotton shirt to the fashion victims. One of the best leather jackets I've ever seen was a cracked version by Jitrois, a French company. The second is the classic Margiela version with the long zippered front pockets - don't know if it's made anymore. Both were rugged and durable.