Technical fabrics have been in the spotlight recently, but amidst our lust over the new breed of field jacket we’ve overlooked our faithful friend – the leather jacket.
Good quality leather jackets last years, endure all trends and there’s loads of ways to style them. A check shirt and leather bomber jacket is a classic combo, or be the boy in blue with a petrol-blue biker jacket and Breton stripes.
Here are 6 different men’s leather jackets and outfit ideas to stay on trend this season.
1. Quilted Black Leather Biker Jacket
Add texture with a biker jacket with quilting on the sleeves and shoulders. Wear over a dark grey crew neck t-shirt in summer or a grey roll-neck in the colder months.
2. Black Leather Bomber Jacket
Style a black leather bomber jacket with a check shirt, washed black skinny jeans and retro white trainers or plimsolls.
3. Brown Leather Biker Jacket
A tan or brown leather jacket is less severe than black. Lighten-up with a white crew neck t-shirt underneath and partner with navy blue chinos.
Leather brogues in a similar shade of tan or brown complete the look. Roll-up your chinos to above the ankle to make the most of your brogues.
4. Basic Black Biker Jacket
Spice-up a fuss-free biker jacket with a patterned printed shirt. A black shirt with a bright graphic print adds a splash of colour to an all-black ensemble.
To make this look work, pick a simple biker jacket that’s free from quilting or a shearling collar. A biker jacket in soft, worn-in leather with subtle zips can handle any print. Suede chukka boots complete the look nicely.
5. Blue Biker Jacket
A vivid petrol blue biker jacket is at its best worn with Breton stripes – show off in a white t-shirt with navy stripes or a striped crew neck jumper. Slip-on plimsolls are a big trend and work perfectly with this outfit.
6. Varsity Style Black Bomber Jacket
Varsity-style jackets with a woollen body and leather sleeves are a preppy alternative if a biker jacket feels too rock-star. For super simple styling wear it with jeans and a tee.