Now that you’ve nailed down your choice you’re probably going to want to wear it everywhere- breaking it in and making it yours is half the fun with leather. But there’s plenty of times when you just plain shouldn’t.Formal and business events are an obvious no-go, pouring rain can seep in and upset leather’s delicate balance of oils, and seriously hot weather will cause serious sweating (again, leather is porous and absorbs liquid which can damage it).
Whether you’re going for a more formal look, or you want to dress it down for a casual approach, a men’s leather jacket is a classic piece of menswear you can always rely on. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles and how to style them. The leather biker jacket is one of the most versatile and easy to wear jackets going. Opting for the most iconic pairing; try wearing your black leather biker jacket with a plain white T-shirt and a pair of raw denim jeans. This an instantly classic and casual look, perfect for most day-to-day occasions.
Leather jackets have an undeniably macho character, which can be tricky to work with. Keep your cool with some “softer” pieces to go with them- scarves and beanies work great in the winter, while more fitted pants and low-profile shoes do a good job of not fighting your top end.
It helps when building your look to know the origins of your jacket’s design- where it came from. The purpose a style was designed for and who adopted it can give you great clues about what you might want to try.Boots, wider pants, collared shirts, and anything formal should probably be avoided. The whole idea here is to offset the “statement” of your jacket- let it take the lead, and keep the rest of your outfit relatively muted, casual.
Deciding what to wear with a brown leather jacket can be confusing but thanks to its neutral earthy tones, it can typically be teamed with the same items as its black counterpart.Moto jackets have a ton of European rock and roll history, and go great with slim jeans and oversized, draped tees. A little research goes a long way!
Choosing a simple, classic design like a double rider or style bomber will ensure that it never really goes out of style and works with more items in your wardrobe. Avoid heavy embellishments, unnecessary zippers, etc. Less is more! And to make sure your investment is long-lived, be aware of the material- lambskin, for example, may be soft and supple but is nowhere near as tough as cowhide or goat!