How To Style a Leather Jacket For Men

How To Style a Leather Jacket For Men

A leather jacket has been a clothing staple for a long time and it will never really go out of fashion. it can keep you warm and also have you look good while doing it. You can even wear it in winter with proper layering. 

There are a lot of different looks that you can achieve with a leather jacket. The first thing that you should know is the different types. That way, you can decide which one suits your own particular style … or styles. 

Biker Jacket

These were designed for bikers so that they could ride safely without having certain aspects of the jacket bother them.  They can ride their bikes and not worry about things affecting their bodies, like something digging in. You do not want to get distracted by something like that on a highway. 

A lot of people like them because they have a lot of other things on the jackets - like buckles and other zippers. It’s a great way to stand out no matter what time of day or night it is. 

Bomber Jacket 

This was worn by pilots way back when. The jackets evoke the sleek design of planes. You might even be tempted to take flying lessons after wearing one of these jackets. 

Are you a sports fan? This would be a perfect jacket to wear to a game or out to a casual meal with friends. Don’t be surprised if people call you “Maverick” if they see you wearing a bomber jacket. 

Racer Jacket

Speaking of a Need For Speed, here is another jacket for those who like to go fast.  This type of leather jacket is favored by those who like to race. It really got into fashion after World War II and it has stuck since then. 

When describing the style of this jacket, the best term for it it would be “mininmalist.” It has no extra features … but it can really look good on those who have broad shoulders. 

Flight Jacket

Here is a more modernized jacket for those who like to take to the skies. There is a lining in to help the wearer stay warm on colder days. You don’t have to have a pilot’s license to enjoy wearing it - plenty of civilians have it as an important part of their outdoor wardrobe. 

Field Jacket

You don’t have to be an enlistee in the military to be able to wear this style of leather jacket. In the past, it was made of cotton, but even those in the armed services felt that leather looked better. This type of jacket tends to be higher-end now and is considered to be a major fashion statement. 

The Styles

The main thing that you should think about is what color the jacket should be. Many fashion experts agree that black is an excellent choice, since you can tie it in with so many different choices. Black will aways be in style. 

Then think about what you are pairing with your leather jacket. If you want to look like a biker, you can have ripped jeans with sneakers or Doc Martens. As far as your shirt goes, it could either be a plain black T-shirt or even a shirt with a band logo on it. 

Should you want to look sporty and also luxe, consider a pair of black jeans, preferably slim fit. Wear a black or white T-shirt, though it should have a logo on it so that it won’t look non-descript. 

Yes, even preppy people can wear leather jackets. It’s all about accessorizing with the proper colors. You could wear a nice collared shirt and a tie. The leather jacket is not just in the realm of those who might be considered “macho.” 

Could you get away with wearing a leather jacket to work? Absolutely. You could wear a vest and a turtleneck underneath it or a dress shirt and vest. 

Are you feeling French? Oui! Do you just want to look stylish while you are out for the weekend with friends? Consider a dark turtleneck with the jacket - but wearing a beret is not necessary. 

Having a leather jacket can make your wardrobe so much fun. There are so many varieties of looks that you can pull off so that people might not even notice that you are wearing the same jacket on different occasions. The versatility of this coat is definitely a plus, no matter what kind it is. 

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what you want to look like when you wear your leather jacket. You can be the rough-and-tumble biker, the general every day dude, the guy who wants to be more casual at work or even a preppy sort. The most important thing is that you are comfortable and like how you look.

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