With fall just around the corner, we’re getting ready to say goodbye to the swimsuits, linen trousers, and cotton tanks of summer and hello to one of our favorite fashion staples: the leather jacket.
This closet mainstay is the ideal accessory for a brisk autumn day as it warms up the body without being too bulky. Plus, a new leather jacket is always a great investment piece as it’s never going to go out of style.
For some leathery inspiration, check out our picks for the best leather jackets for men.
For an edgy, slim-cut aesthetic, look no further than this quilted leather pick from Wilsons. The deep black leather exterior is complemented by accordion-style sides and padded shoulders for extra comfort. A snap collar rounds out the garment for an effect that’s classic with a contemporary twist.
The Bruiser Moto Jacket from Buck Mason is crafted from supple lamb leather, so it’s built with both comfort and style in mind. Prominent stitching along the seams, as well as interesting pocket details, make this an eye-catching garment that’s sure to keep you looking good all through the season.
If you’re on the prowl for something a bit more subdued, consider the Kopen Leather Jacket from All Saints. While it’s definitely inspired by the biker jacket, it’s got a more streamlined feel that makes it a great everyday piece. Assisting with this is the soft lamb leather exterior, which has been specially washed for a relaxed fit.
This leather biker jacket from Topman is a fantastic, affordable option for guys who like the moto style. Complete with an open notch collar, burnished hardware detailing, and four front zip pockets, this jacket is as practical as it is attractive. Pair with a simple T-shirt and cuffed jeans and you’ve got yourself a winning look.
Featuring a gorgeous finish of smooth black leather, this jacket from Cole Haan makes for the perfect cool-weather staple. Light enough to throw on as you’re walking out the door yet warm enough to safeguard against the first gusty breezes of the season, this coat is sure to become a beloved go-to for years to come.
Designed to pay homage to the moto jackets of yore, this leather jacket from DSTLD evokes an old-school vibe with modern flair. The 100-percent full-grain leather exterior has been treated for a relaxed, tailored fit that’s effortlessly chic, and the silver hardware brings an edgy touch that’s sure to turn heads all season long.
Article originally published August 30, 2017.