Men's Style Advice: A Guide to Wearing Leather Jackets

October 14, 2015 Off By Johnie Turber

Contrary to what you might think, men's leather jackets are not a thing of the past. In fact, the trend is once more being embraced by both high end designers and the high street.

The versatility and style factor of leather jackets can not be denied. A quality jacket can be worn for years on end and, depending on the style, can be worn to both formal and casual occasions.

Choosing Your Jacket

There are more than just biker and bomber jackets on the market. Think contemporary. To look fashion forward you really have to take your time choosing a leather jacket with exactly the right fit for you. Baggy or puffy leather jackets do not do anyone justice, and a small size will make you feel uncomfortable.

Slim fits are flattering on most body shapes. The slimmer the fit, the more defined your torso and waist, which will give you a lot of street cred. Make sure the jacket has defined shoulders, but steer clear of padded shoulders. Slouchy shoulders can make you look really dowdy.

Avoid overly long or short sleeves. The optimum length is to your natural wrist line.

Vintage and vintage-inspired jackets are often made in heavy leathers with weighty linings. This is not the most practical choice. Before blindly investing in a classic piece, consider your lifestyle and how suited the jacket is to it.

However, when it comes to colour, it's certainly advisable to stick to the classics: black, tan and brown. These are much more versatile than the greys, whites, creams and blues you can get on the market that are unlikely to match most of your outfits.

Look after your jacket by treating it with waterproof sprays and specialist leather cleaning products.

Styling Your Jacket

The hardest work is done once you've chosen and bought a suitable and fashionable leather jacket. From then on just wear it as you would any other coat.

For work, team it with classic tailored trousers, a button front shirt and jumper with a pair of leather loafers or brogues.

For evenings and weekends, throw it over a casual pair of chinos and a flannel shirt with leather brogues, or old school trainers.

Celebrity Fans

Leather jackets's Männer are On worn and loved by vBulletin® a fair share of celebrities from musicians to TV chefs. Seek inspiration from those who've pulled the trend off well. Your celeb style icons could include James Dean, Zac Efron, Zayn Malik, Kelly Jones, Justin Timberlake and Penn Badgley.