Seen as the standard of cool for many decades, the leather jacket still holds its place as one of the most iconic outerwear pieces in a man’s wardrobe. First hitting the style scene over 70 years ago, the tanned hide coat was popularized by rockers from Elvis to Johnny Ramone. Today, leather jackets have departed as solely the uniform of counterculture and rebels without causes. They’ve been a staple among this season’s fashion collections from Tom Ford to Fendi. Just like a good pair of jeans, it’s important to find the perfect variation that fits your style. Below we rounded up some of the best leather jackets for every style.
This sleek minimal design is perfect for the off-duty look. Being super versatile, this jacket is easily able to be pair with a simple tee for a dress down look, or a textured sweater for a fashion statement.
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.
If you’re going for the biker vibe but want something just a little more minimal, the cafe racer jacket is the way to go. With similar style attributes such as the front zip and easy collar, the cafe racer jacket provides a clean-cut version of the biker jacket by decluttering the silhouette and leaving the minimal edge.
The Kooples is known for its edge and down-to-earth designs has the perfect take on the modern leather bomber. Originally worn by airmen in the early 1900s the style has now been transformed into a fashion statement. Being probably one of the most casual styles of leather jackets (right before the cafe racer), the bomber is a great entry for someone who is still on the fence about the trend.
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The shirt jacket (also known as the shacket) is a new hybrid style that has recently emerged into menswear. The Namesake also offers customizations so you can pick every detail down to the hardware and weight of the jacket.
Perfect for summer-to-fall transition, the bright tan is a great color to slowly and easily transition into the colder months. Although it looks light, the jacket is lined with suede to add an extra level of warmth, and button closures help to retain heat.
This classic style is a perfect go-to jacket that will be sure to make a statement without screaming attention. The ultra-soft lambskin leather gives this jacket the ultimate sleek finish.
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 winter winds approaching (without sacrificing on style).
Looking ahead to winter weather? This suede jacket with leather trimming is the perfect way to bundle up in style for those frigid temps.
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