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The 9 Best Leather Jackets for Men to Own

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There are few clothing items as quintessentially cool as a leather jacket. They come in all manner of varieties, and the right one can make you seem tough, slick, professional, or laid back, whatever your preference happens to be. That being said, not just any slapjack will do. You need one that is cut to suit the mood, and to strike an accurate attitude, only the best leather jackets will do.

To that end, we’ve wrangled up a selection of the best leather jackets for men. The jackets you’ll find here have been chosen to cover a wide range of styles and price points, allowing you to find your ideal hide husk no matter what image you’re going for or the budget you’re working with. Whatever the case, there is an awesome leather jacket for you, and it’s included somewhere below.

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Best Leather Jacket Overall: Roland Sands Ronin Jacket

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When it comes to how contemporary leather jackets are designed, Roland Sands set the standard with their Ronin Jacket. Fitted to perfection and ultra-cool, it’s one of those clothing items that ensure that you’ve noticed the moment you enter a room.

Best Bomber Leather Jacket: Overland Memphis Lambskin Leather Bomber Jacket

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Boasting a cool yet elegant cut and super soft lambskin material, this bomber is cool enough for a weekend ride and classy enough for an upscale party. It also has a detachable knit bib to boost its warmth, whether on the bike or in cold weather.

Best Cafe Racer Leather Jacket: Vince Leather Cafe Racer Jacker

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This sleek, minimal design is perfect for the off-duty look. Being super versatile, this jacket is easily able to be paired with a simple T-shirt for a dressed-down look or a textured sweater for a fashion statement.

Best Leather Biker Jacket: The Jacket Maker Allaric Alley Distressed Leather Biker Jacket

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The Biker Jacker is probably the most iconic leather jacket on the market. Brought to fame by Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones, this namesake style with an angled zippered front can easily be paired with a pair of black jeans and Chelsea boots for a downtown look.

Best Faux-Leather Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger Quilted Faux Leather Jacket

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This all-American brand makes an all-American leather jacket with quilted detailing that pairs nicely with jeans and a classic T-shirt. Style accordingly every day of the week.

Best Splurge Leather Jacket: Schott NYC Waxed Natural Cowhide Leather Jacket

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Schott NYC has long been the gold standard as far as truly iconic leather jackets are concerned, and this slim take on the cafe racer jacket is as cool and versatile as it gets.

Best Shearling Leather Jacket: Alberto White Shearling Black Leather Jacket

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This jacket not only looks great, but thanks to its shearling fuzziness, it will keep you warm and cozy when the temperature drops. It’s also fitted around the waist, giving it a tailored look that you don’t often find in this style.

Best Hooded Leather Jacket: Wilson Leather Performance Style Hooded Leather Jacket

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For a more nonchalant, laid-back vibe, there’s something incredibly appealing about the hooded leather look. This take on the style from the renowned brand Wilson leather delivers some truly top-quality casual.

Best Puffer Leather Jacket: AllSaints Coronet Leather Puffer

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Here’s an elevated take on the utilitarian puffer coat. With insulated padding and a funnel neck collar, this will be sure to protect you from the harsh weather approaching (without sacrificing on style).

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