Men’s Leather Jacket Guide

When we think of the most definitive manly image, our brain starts to conjure up pictures of rugged masculinity that oozes sex appeal. Broad bodied, slightly rough around the edges and stepping off of a Harley Davidson with a leather jacket slung over his shoulder. You may not be able to get a Harley just yet, but you can certainly start looking at leather jackets. Seen on everyone from fighter jet pilots, Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and members of the band, Stereophonics, the leather jacket radiates manliness and in short, if you haven’t already got one you should make this your next purchase.

Throughout all fashion trends, the leather jacket has always stood the test of time and done so with a punch. Not only does the leather jacket carry an air of arrogance and defiance, but it is also an extremely versatile, classic jacket that can be worn to suit any occasion. Whether you opt to part with a full month’s wages or choose a more affordable leather jacket, there is definitely one out there waiting for you.

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Bradley Cooper Photo: Jameson – Dean (Bagywagy.com)

Our guide will take you through the best leather jackets for men and how to pull them off with style.

How to Wear a Leather Jacket

Leather jackets come in a variety of different styles, shapes and colours. Whether you are creating a rugged, casual look or something a little more formal, the versatility that comes with the men’s leather jacket will ensure you can wear it for a number of different occasions and still manage to achieve the look you are going for. It’s a true classic and is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe.

What to Wear With A Brown Leather Jacket

The brown leather jacket has its roots in the Air Force but has quickly become a key fashion piece, and for good reason. If you get this look wrong however, there’s a danger that you may end up looking like an extra in Top Gun. To ensure this doesn’t happen, team your brown leather jacket with a pair of dark jeans, a simple t-shirt or shirt and a pair of brown boots or white trainers. This will keep your outfit looking clean and stylish.

What to Wear With A Black Leather Jacket

The black leather jacket is a little more versatile and with that comes the ability to wear it with a number of different outfits. A key thing to remember is to avoid adding lots of layers beneath your leather jacket as you want it to fit quite close to the body while not making you look bulky. Keep things simple with leather, it’s a great partner to denim and plain shirts as well as simple tees.

Top your outfit off with some boots for a more formal look or pair it with trainers for casual days around the city.

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Only & Sons Blacks Samson Cafe Racer Jacket

Can You Wear a Black Leather Jacket with Brown Shoes?

Black leather jackets generally look best with black shoes, whether they are polished or beaten up, the black combination generally looks better. However, you could opt for a pair of dark brown boots with a black leather jacket and still look stylish.

Leather Jacket Outfits

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David Beckham rocking a black leather jacket with brown shoes Photo: Pinterest (Bagywagy.com)

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Joseph Gordon Levitt sporting brown leather jackets Photo: Leather Jackets UK

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Zayn Malik casual leather jacket outfit Photo: Teen Vogue

Best Leather Jackets for Men

There are a number of different styles of leather jackets and picking the right one can be an overwhelming task. However, the leather jacket can compliment almost any outfit. Whether you’re trying to emulate David Beckham cruising on his motorbike or just trying to spice up your winter wardrobe, there is definitely a style out there to suit you. It is important to take time to carefully select the right style and fit in order to create the best, most versatile look. Let’s take a look at the best leather jackets for men below.

Black Biker Jacket

The black biker jacket is the most iconic and versatile of them all dating back to the 1950’s when the likes of Marlon Brando brought it to fame. Classic in style, the biker jacket can be teamed with a plain t-shirt, classic denim jeans and a pair of distressed or polished black Chelsea boots – the choice is yours!

Suede Leather Jacket

A suede leather jacket provides some contrast and texture to your outfit and looks great in both black and brown.

The style of the jacket is really down to you, but keep it simple underneath to make the most of the fabric. Try teaming a brown suede leather jacket with an all-black ensemble underneath and once again, finish the look off with some black Chelsea boots.

Casual Leather Jacket

More recently, we have seen the evolution of some more casual leather jacket styles with one of the most popular being the varsity jacket. This will give you more of an athletic look and is a great piece to throw on over casual outfits.

The varsity jacket is a great addition to a casual wardrobe and can be worn brilliantly with a hoodie and some trainers. When pairing the jacket with jeans it’s important to consider how the jacket fits. Generally, the varsity jacket is baggier than your average leather jacket so opt for some slim fit jeans to ensure an authentic look.

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Mark Wahlberg Photo: Yojackets

What to Wear With a Leather Jacket

  • Do your research – select the jacket that suits you the best;
  • For a casual look, team your leather jacket with a plain t shirt, jeans and classic trainers;
  • Pair your leather jacket with a shirt, some smart jeans and Chelsea boots for a more formal look;
  • Remember, leather jackets are versatile and can be worn to suit almost any occasion.

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