Marlon Brando, world war II fighter pilots, the Ramones all come to mind when I think of leather jackets. A well-made leather jacket is an essential addition to any man's wardrobe because it'll never go out of style. You can dress it up or down and it will generally last you a lifetime. There's just something about a man in his leather jacket that you just can't help yourself with, and for that reason alone, a leather jacket is an essential.
What typically comes to mind when we think of leather jackets is the biker style, which was made popular by Marlon Brando. Now, as iconic as this jacket is, I don't recommend it for most men; the buckle straps, the zipper cuffs, the button-down lapels are all a bit much in my opinion unless you're going for that fifty’s greaser Rockstar look. It often looks much better in print or in front of the camera than it does in person.
If you like the classic toughness of the biker jacket, but want a cleaner design, then I'd recommend the motocross jacket. It has a tabbed collar and just less stuff all over it, making it much more versatile and that clean design isn't going to add any bulk to your frame, which makes it the perfect choice for any body shape. But I have to say my hands down favorite out of all of those jackets has to be the bomber style, it has a clean, timeless design and the elastic cuffs, waistband and collar adds to the comfortability of this jacket and makes it the perfect everyday jacket.
Now let's talk about the best ways to wear those leather jackets. If you decided to take the biker jacket route, I highly recommend the Negan Leather jacket, which we have here. It retails for $150. It has all the classic biker details and a nice slim fit.
Now that price tag might seem a little high to you, but I can personally say like all the our leather jackets, the attention to detail and the quality of the leather is exceptional. So, it's actually a steal at that price. If you're going on a date, I'd pair this leather jacket with a crisp white dress shirt like this one and nice slim skinny black tie and these great wool trousers and lace up black dress shoes. You're going to look incredible. If that's a little too formal for you, I'd switch out the dress shirt with a plain white tee and some slim dark washed jeans.
If you decide to go with the motocross jacket, I'd recommend our ALDEN EHRENREICH jacket, which retails for $100. It has an awesome fit, super clean design and a rich cognac colour. Now, you may be wondering why does it so cheap. Well, that's because it's synthetic leather, but I promise you that you won't notice a difference. It's just soft as the real thing and as a bonus, it's easy on the wallet. Brown leather jackets pair great with shades of blue. I'd wear this leather jacket with a light blue dress shirt, navy wool tie, some slim dark jeans and a brown belt, brown lace up boots. You'll look sharp, but not like you're trying too hard.
If you want something that looks great, is super comfortable as well as versatile, then look no further than the bomber jacket. Whether you're running errands during the day or going out at night, this jacket looks great with a white tee shirt, charcoal wool trousers, as well as black dress shoes. It's a great everyday outfit that's clean, easy and no nonsense.
In my opinion, leather jackets are a central addition to any man's wardrobe because it's not going to go out of style, you can dress it up or down, and it will pretty much last you a lifetime. So, do yourself a favor, figure out the right style leather jacket for you and invest in one.