Although fashions come and go, a classic leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that will remain for years to come. If you want a classic look, the best leather jackets stay with classic designs such as the classic zip-up and the classic motorcycle or biker.
Check out our top 5 picks for the best types of leather jackets for men and women:
- The Collarless Leather Jacket
Not everyone can wear a collarless leather jacket. If you believe you can pull off this style, there are lots of designer alternatives available right now. Anasta jacket by The Row is composed of buttery soft leather and has an exposed back zipper. The removable peplum hem lets you tinker with the jacket’s shape and show what’s below.
This jacket looks well with jeans and a tee or a dress and shoes. Look no farther than The Row’s Anasta jacket for a distinctive and elegant addition to your collection.
- The Oversized/Voluminous Leather Jacket
The oversized look is one of our favorites for the upcoming fall season. Huge, fluffy coats have a way of making us instantly feel toasty. Oversized sweaters and leggings are our go-to outfits when the weather turns chilly. However, why not? This season, an oversize coat is a must-have. Balenciaga offers a leather motorcycle jacket inspired by the ’80s. The collar, elasticated hem, ribbed paneling on the sleeves, and the gold BB emblem at the neck are all features we like.
If you’re battling the elements or just want to stand out, a big coat is the way to go.
- The Tailored/Utility Leather Jacket
Your closet meets The Matrix. This year’s must-have coats feature a Matrix-like appearance, with overexposed and exaggerated embellishments. To accommodate flat flap pockets, zip cuffs, and a concealed zipper closure concealed by snap buttons through the front, Khaite’s Cordelia leather jacket has a loose fit. Totême’s is more tailored, while Anne Demeulemeester’s Angelina jacket is ultra-fitted with elegant lines.
Whatever you select, make sure it has the 2021 Matrix mark of awesomeness.
- The Classic Moto Leather Jacket
The only leather jacket you need is a classic moto. A classic style like Palaleather’s collection of ladies’ moto jackets goes with everything. The Perfecto, designed by NYC-based designer Irving Schott, was the first recognized motorcycle jacket in 1928. It was made of tough leather and had an exposed metal zipper positioned asymmetrically so it wouldn’t scrape into riders’ bodies. The Wild One jacket, worn by Marlon Brando in 1954, became a sartorial classic admired by 1970s punks and 1990s Hollywood rebels.
The moto is still considered edgy outerwear, having a rugged but fashionable look. If you just buy one nice leather jacket, make it a classic moto.
- The Cropped Leather Jacket
Less is sometimes more. You will feel polished from head to toe in the Khaite cropped leather motorcycle jacket! Vintage-inspired embellishments include snap button epaulets, patch pockets on each side for your hand’s orphonés keys, and lace-up side slits to let air circulate freely around curves without being caught by buttons near the skin.
Pull off a leather jacket how you want to!
Jackets made of the finest leather are essentials in every outfit. They don’t conform to fashion and, in contrast to many other purchases, only become better with time. If you choose the right one, you’ll be able to wear yours from autumn to spring, making it your most reliable fashion partner.