The leather jacket is an iconic piece of clothing. It’s a garment so captivating and versatile that it has relevance for everyone. All men from laidback punks to firm police officers have this jacket in their closet. Quite simply, every man should own one. And come on, what male celebrity doesn’t walk around in aviators and a leather jacket?
This week’s Fashionisto, Miller Huffman, rocks his leather jacket casually on a Sunday morning brunch outing. That’s because the naturally malleable jacket can be worn on any day and styled in an infinite number of ways to suit the needs of the person wearing it. For those of you who have not already added this must-have piece to your wardrobe, look for a modern, structured silhouette like a racer jacket with a standing button tab collar. Another good option to search for is a bomber with detailing on the shoulders. Either way, the jacket should have a tailored, fitted look and not create additional bulk. The closer it sits to the body and the thicker the lining, the warmer you will be! The secret to the leather jacket — it must be fitted. There’s no such thing as oversize in a leather jacket.
This week’s CollegeFashionisto pairs his fitted black leather jacket with a baby blue Ralph Lauren button-down and classic Jack and Jones blue jeans. He polishes off his outfit with a pair of caramel suede Cole Haan shoes. His shoes contrast nicely from his blue jeans adding a bit color. His button-down works well under his rugged jacket, therefore not overdoing the edginess in his ensemble. His outfit is classic and simple but a perfectly stylish option for a Sunday afternoon.
Hint: Buy a leather jacket in a color that matches your wardrobe. This will allow you to wear the jacket regularly over most of your clothing ensembles. For example, buy a black jacket if the majority of your clothes are bright in color, or buy a brown jacket if your clothes are more neutral tones such as beige or tan.